Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kien "Donger" Lieu #2.

Massive ollies.

I've always liked Lieu's approach to skateboarding. He just cruises down the street and ollies or grinds everything that gets in the way. Maybe it isn't always the hardest tricks, but it is how the tricks are done that makes all the difference. Everything is landed perfectly. You can draw a line from him to modern day street blasters like Brandon Westgate, Colin Provost, Alex Olson, and maybe Dennis Busenitz a little.

Lieu rode for Dynasty, Maple, Planet Earth, Life, and H-Street over the years. He also had a pro shoe from Puma in the late 90s as part of their skateboard footwear effort with Alan Petersen. He might have a board out on the modern day Assault Skates. That company seems to be making decks for all sorts of early 1990s obscure legends.

I gave skateboarding a try last night at the local park. I had my suspicions that the lights were still on and it turned out they were. It was cold, but there was no wind so it wasn't too bad. My shoes are getting old so my toes got a little numb. The only catch was the lights shut off an hour earlier because the timer never was adjusted after the DST switch.

Slap - August 1998 Volume 7 Number 8


Justin said...

Some clips from the mid to late 1990s, judging by the Pumas and Tribal gear:

heavy metal chuck said...

Donger is still ripping and posting up pics and videoes on his instagram. skated some curbs with him and he has a mean frontside slappy. he does have a deck on assault and you can see it here.

Justin said...

That's cool. I wasn't sure if the Assault board was a one off when I was writing this. He just had a Firing Line in Thrasher a few months ago.