Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gino Iannucci.

Gino turned pro for Black Label a long time ago now. He switch kickflipped the stairs at the now demolished Hubba Hideout and backside heelflipped the Gonz gap at EMB during those days. He moved onto 101 before settling in at Chocolate for the last fourteen years or so. He runs a skateshop in Long Island called Poets.

Dimitry Elyashkevich took the action photo and Michael Burnett took the lifestyle photos.

Big Brother - September 1997 Issue 28


Neil said...

Style for miles. People wait years just to watch a 5-trick half parts from him. His Epicly Later'd was really good.

Just discovered your blog and am loving it.


Five-o Cheapster said...

Awesome skater - not huge stuff, but definitely laid down some legendary lines and with style. Super smooth super good - all time fav. never even knew he was on Elwood??? Good post.

juxton said...

Being from the east coast, I've always been a huge fan of both Gino and Pops. Without a doubt, they have proved themselves in the streets. But lately they are starting to disappoint me. If they don't each have full parts in the upcomming Chocolate video, I might just give up on them. I'll always respect them for what they've done in the past, but they'll be no longer worthy of Pro status.

Nancy Iannucci said...

"If they (Gino and Pops) don't come through with full parts in the next video, I might just give up on them."
What a flaky comment. So you mean to tell me that professional athletes can't retire or slow down after a certain age, and if they do they are out? So this means all their accomplishments and blood, sweat and tears for the sport of skateboarding meant absolutely nothing. All work and respect that they've accrued after all these years, then, amounts to nothing - meaning not worthy of pro-status from this point on?
Interesting outlook - You don't sound like the kind of person who truly respects the sport of skateboarding.
~Nancy Iannucci

skatefan1er said...

given that he has had over 5+ years since he last had a full video part, i think it's reasonable for a fan to expect something out of their idol.