Evan Hernandez “In Bloom”
This is probably one of the first skate videos I’ve ever watched with my friends (most likely downloaded from e-mule). We would put it on all the time, before skating as well as afterwards. I think we loved this one so much because it featured so many younger skaters (and we suddenly felt like we could relate)… But my favourite part, by far, was Evan Hernandez. I mean, he was the smallest guy, certainly around the same age as myself and he skated a lot of gaps at the time. Me and my friends didn’t have too much pop back then, couldn’t really get up on proper ledges and thus, were hyped to jump down gaps and stairs as well. But not only that, I’ve always loved the combo of music / tricks / style in that part. I feel like it transports a certain energy. Also he had a sick style for a kid. Just check the way he pushes between those two sets of stairs at minute 1:04. I also love that massive kickflip at minute 3:17 and remember it being used as an ad for TSA.