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49 Responses to “Thumper Nagasako: 2008 2009 Edit”
that was amazing @nathan that makes me want to skate a park too! i didnt think he was as good as that but oh boy oh boy he is! that had everything i like in an edit lots of park, amazing switups, spins and flips some street and woodward!!! and not forgetting them 360 fish grinds the were sweeeeeeeet!!!
fkn amazing… good to see hinm skating.. awsum moves thumper!! keep it up and keep the longevity going!, hope you can make the rolltogether battle royal here in malmo sweden! we have a vert ramps thats in the process of getting resurfaced and a roll in installed so your welcomed.. the facebook group is available so search it..
There was an internal ASA petition sent out to all ASA judging staff back in 2000 basically begging to let this guy into the finals because he failed to qualify on his own. He couldn’t cut it then. NOw he has the tricks but he lacks that extra finesse. How do guys like this get sponsors?
at least he goes for hard tricks, i get tired of seeing pros do easy tricks just so they can be in complete control of their “style.” sometimes you have to go big, even if you’re not sure if (or how) you’ll land. like maybe people wouldn’t jock [insert name of trendy skater here] so much if they saw him make a 900 look hard, instead of making a 540 look easy, ya know?
i also enjoy the fact that thumper is his own skater, he’s not following anyone else’s trends, like so many groupies and wannabes today. it’s SOOOO refreshing and i think it gets at the OG meaning of what it is to be a rollerblader (something that has gotten lost or forgotten since 2000!)!! and while he doesn’t have franky style (who does?), i still find his skating very enjoyable to watch.
that was sweet! like the kush i’m blowin.
hells muthafuckinya. He skate’s all terrain.
ya he didnt lock some shit. that coulda been left out.
but who cares its an online edit. That was refreshing
to see so much versatility. PROPS HOMIE
Really sick skating! Its very rare for skaters this days to skate everthing they get under there wheels. Don´t care if its vert, street or park.
But always when I see Thumpers skating i think”Wow, what a trick, but could you please do it again with style and a proper landing!?”
This is not meant to understand as hating or flaming around.
So people are not fully content with a man that has achieved so much progression and they still find something to say about how Thumper Nagasako has a style that does not respond to the stereotyped canons of todays skating trends.
Well, I´d take that as a very good compliment!
One must add on the fact that in an environment like woodward is so easy too pick influences from other skaters, including style. So here we have man that is still very much himself and its so obvious that it shocks the viewer, what a great achievement!
Ever heard of that “be yourself” ethos to life?
Aw they turned that into a trend too ;)
Thanks for the kind words everyone and the constructive feedback.
@old that’s completely not true. I only competed in the ASA Am circuit in 1999 & 02. In 1999 I qualified for finals in Florida. In 2002 I won the am vert world championships. why would I have a need to petition? don’t make statements that are completely false.
So, I was drinking with Thumper one night and I told him that he was the Tim Ward of the new millennium, and then he said “Yea, but Tim Ward couldn’t do 1080′s.” Thumper is fucking ill, great person and a great skater, and also very good at filming weddings!
YES THUMPER is MAUI BUILT! FAKAWAT! Rob C. is a bitch that moved to Alaska. Hhahah.. That guy left Hawaii and now we are another rollerblader short. Yo when you comming back? Thumper is will be back next week and we gonna kill shit.
oh hell yeh, really enjoyed that, probably the best edit I’ve seen on Rollernews or for the year. I remember this guy from I dont remember when. incredible, amazing vert skating, reminded me of what rollerblading is. On his grinds he doesnt look completely controlled maybe a tiny bit stiff like an older skater or someone who hasnt skated for a while, but it doesnt matter and it doesnt neccesarily mean he’s not controlled or a bit stiff, could be a part of his style or maybe it just looks like that to me
Old: You’re anonymous because you don’t want to reveal your name. Why one may ask. However, Thumper Nagasako clearly didn’t skate ASA that year so what you’re saying can’t be true. Also it’s a very uncouth thing to do, spreading rumours that are completely irrelevant.