Thursday, September 4, 2014
Scott Johnston #2.
The Hard Way.
This is doing a trick the opposite way of what your body's natural rotation would be to do something. It can also apply to doing a trick on the other side of an obstacle that wouldn't normally be skated in that manner. Without checking the footage, I'm pretty sure Gonz probably did a grind or something the hard way in Video Days. Scott's frontside 180 nose grind might be the first case of a trick being labeled as such, but I'm not positive. The kids are so dang good these days that it has become somewhat commonplace. The tricks usually end up looking pretty cool.
Mike Blabac photographed the sequence.
Slap - January 1996 Volume 5 Number 1