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Chico Brenes, one of skateboarding’s most influential innovators, has been experimenting with a very striking type of tribute on his Insta lately. Reflecting on how he’d watch Jason Lee‘s ender part in Blind’s Video Days to get hyped for a sesh, he decided to just straight-up recreate key lines from it… complete with a setup dialed into Lee’s likely specs for that period (circa summer ‘91).
Brenes first broke out in World Industries’ 1992 video Love Child, gaining a reputation for ambipedal skateboarding (his opening trick was an unheard of switch backside flip at Embarcadero). At that time, World, Blind, and 101 were under the same umbrella—with Plan B to join soon after. Here’s his caption for the above post:
“When Video Days came out 1991, I remember going to Carroll’s house almost everyday and watching Jason Lee’s part over and over before heading to Embarcadero / Jason Lee dodo skull deck 9.62” x 31.8,” Independent 159’s, Spitfire Classic 56mm, Bones Swiss.”
Whose part do you watch before you skate? Check out Lee’s original part below: