Owens Photo: Leo Romero 2004

Leo has always been fucking gnarly and that’s why I love him. I asked him to do the Either/Or page in our magazine which was an old single page department in the mag where we shot mirror images of some tricks. Since the photos would only run half page, most dudes took it easy and didn’t get too crazy, but not Leo. He decided he wanted to backlip and frontlip this knobbed rail in San Clemente for it. I said, “Are you sure? You know it’s only a small photo on the page?” And he just shrugged his shoulders and said, “Eh, that’s fine.” So sick. What’s not to love about that fucker? Leo rules.—Jaime Owens
Check below photos for Leo’s First Love part with these tricks in it.






Thought I would just throw this photo in the post as well since this footage is also in the TWS part below. Except, the day I shot this gap to lipslide Leo did it as a single clip. In the part below, he does the gap to lip in a line to boardslide through the second set kinked rail. Wow.


CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME POACHED FOOTAGE OF THE BACK LIP.