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the correct way to make a quick Vincent Alvarez part – Static V

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Theories of Atlantis recently posted this Vincent Alvarez quickie from Static V, and it is infinitely watchable. The strength of Alvarez’s skating lies in the style and flow. It’s those set-up tricks up the curb and the arm dangling roll aways that make him my favorite line skater (maybe a tie with Bobby Worrest).

There’s also some good content featuring Theories kingpin Josh Stewart talking about the unwritten rules of skate video editing and music selection over at Village Psychic. An interesting read, particularly after watching this Vincent Alvarez part with what I would consider questionable music selection.

Let’s not forget Ben Sanchez

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkhkV-sIfa8?rel=0]

Perma-Am Ben Sanchez, as seen here in Chocolate’s Las Nueve Vidas De Paco, was probably the least celebrated of the Chocolate (and maybe even Girl/Chocolate) team. His subtle and efficient style, quick push, and consistent lines were always tossed into the middle of the video, and he didn’t have the camera-mugging of a York or the popularity of a Gino. But I always appreciated his parts and think they stand out even more when singled out from the entire full length via youtube.

Even better is his part in Mouse:

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