Mehring’s Bearings Presents: Lost Pappalardo sequences

Digging through old binders of photos is always a surprise. For this week’s post I discovered a trick I shot of Anthony Pappalardo around 2004 or 2005. It was supposed to be for his Skateboarder interview which we were working on at the time. I think he thought they were too sketchy to be used in the mag so I never sent them in. We actually went back several times to get this. Here are two successful attempts that didn’t make the cut. This trick was in Fully Flared but he had filmed it on yet another session and made it cleaner. It was at a time when he had just quit Alien workshop but had not yet started riding for Chocolate. You can see he was riding a yellow Anti-Hero board in one of the frames in the second sequence.

Anthony Pappalardo - Manual kickflip out

Anthony Pappalardo - Manual kickflip out