Thursday, April 14, 2011
Pete "The Ox" Colpitts.
"A large part of the frightening beauty of Pete's skateboarding is the relentless nature of his attack. Me, I'm happy to make my tricks, to try to put them together in a line. Ox will take a trick, wrestle it to the ground, and brutally pummel it into submission. Try to imagine yourself hucking a stinkbug frontside air, carve it out, now lock it into a Smith grind. Extend that grind by muscling it up into a frontside 50/50. Now you have a choice. You can either grab the rail and air back in at speed, or muscle it back down into a frontside Smith until you stop, grab the nose and tail and yank it back in. That's a set up trick for the Ox. Probably for a backside boneless or something. You can't imagine it. He doesn't think twice." - Curtis Hsiang
Pete was pro for Think in the 1990s. He brought some 1980s rawness to the 1990s. He also played drums in the Loudmouths and is currently drumming for the Young Offenders. It looks like Pete is sponsored by Felem in Japan.
For the quote: Thrasher - August 1996 Volume 16 Number 8
Thrasher - May 1997 Volume 17 Number 5