asmith photos: Dan Lu is Pro

Words and Photos: Aaron Smith

My good friend Daniel Lutheran is now pro. I couldn’t be happier for him. Here’s a whole bunch of photos I’ve shot of him over the years. Congrats buddy!!

Dan Lu 180 nosegrind before getting the boot from the neighbors.

Collin Provost, Dan Lu and Drew Lu post sesh.

This is a really steep rail in Long Beach that’s almost always a bust. You have to run up and start jumping right when you get there. Dan lipslid it no problem.

Right after Dan Smith grinded it.

This spot is at a hotel in Long Beach. The owners of the place were not happy with us skating. Dan only got to warm up with this ollie.

This is a pretty gnarly spot. The rail is right up next to this fence and the whole spot is pretty narrow. Any mistake and it could mean really bad news. Dan got away unscathed with this crook.

The definition of bro style.

This was the first photo I shot of Daniel when we and a few other dudes from Toy Machine took a trip to Kansas City. This rail is called the Berra Rail which got it’s name from when he backside 50-50ed it in The End. Daniel took the Smith grind through the kink.

Mr. Lutheran.

Ollie over to front crook.

Dan Lu pushing through KC.

Dan Lu spread out waiting for his coffee at Latte Land.

After coffee was bought and received we would all go out and sit on the side of the building and watch the city folk walk by.

Bro Style in full effect with Taylor Smith doing a backside noseblunt and Dan Lu doing a wallie.

Dan Lu ollied out past the hubba and just grinded the kink.

Dan Lu 50-50 across and down this super sketchy rail on the outskirts of KC.

Dan Lu 50-50 through the kinks.

I’ll leave you with the last photo I shot of Dan Lu. This was in our previous issue. Dan Lu 50-50 into the sunset.

Congrats again buddy!!