Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Darrell Stanton.

Darrell turned pro for Real in 2003. He's got a lanky and effortless style with massive pop on tricks like switch backside 180s and switch heelflips. He was riding for Vans and then switched to DC. He also left Real for a brief stint on the reformed Plan B. After Plan B, he joined up with Element. As far as I know he still rides for them, although he seems to have fallen in the vortex of disappearance that surrounds that company. Darrell did get a photo sequence in the 100th issue of the Skateboard Mag doing a cannonball to 5-0 down a handrail so maybe he's got some gas left in the tank. I hope so. I liked what he was doing back when he was on Real.

Props to the Mag for hitting 100.

Thrasher - January 2003 Volume 23 Number 1


Justin said...

I think I figured out the photo situation from yesterday. I usually do my posts in HTML mode, but tried the compose option today. That uploaded the photo correctly. However, it spaced out the text oddly and the black wasn't as black as it should be so I edited that in HTML.

t.a. said...

Darrell has never been a favorite of mine, but I see the appeal. It's a shame what happens to dudes when they follow the money and it doesn't work out. I remember him being really buddy-buddy with Scott Kane, too. Shoulda stuck it out with Real, cause he's definitely a talent.

Anonymous said...

If you've seen the Real video "Roll Forever" it's obvious why other teams sought him out. But, he truly fucked up when he left Real.

--Rikku Markka

Justin said...

Roll Forever is an under-appreciated classic. I watch it all the time. Max and Dennis have great parts.

Keith said...

That sw bs 180 is awesome! He really barged the scene hard when he first came up.

I've never thought of Real as being elite... especially back in the day. There was always another company that was higher in the pecking order. Look at all the riders they lost in the early 90's to Rocco.

Not sure what happened with Darrell and Plan B. Element was a step down imo. And he's off Element now.