Thursday, February 5, 2015

Vincent Alvarez.

Ride your wheels down to bearing covers.

Vincent is from West Covina, California. He won DC Shoe's King of LA contest in 2007. Girl and Chocolate team manager Sam Smyth was impressed with Vincent's skating and wanted to hook him up with gear. I think the story goes that after he won the contest he took a long time before contacting Sam. The guy just went back to work at his job at a meat packing plant. Fortunately he realized the opportunity that was presented to him and now his name is on a skateboard for Chocolate.

Vincent had the opener in Girl and Chocolate's Pretty Sweet video from 2012. He had a full three song part. The first segment suffers from spastic editing and is a tough watch, but the rest of his part is much better in terms of the film work. He just goes for it at break neck speed and pulls off some crazy tricks. He's not afraid to do blunts on anything, switch or regular.

Thrasher - July 2010 Volume 30 Number 7

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