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Starting out with a slam on a sweet frontside flip down eight, resulting in the splits and some bad-ass board breakage, Mark Cultice from Plymouth, Indiana follows up this startling intro with a smooth frontside 180 down the same set. He then pulls off a slew of other daredevil maneuvers on a variety of terrain like benches, fences, ledges, rails, stairs, walls and some lines at a Skate Plaza.
Like most sponsor me footage, though, there are a few tricks and lines in here that suffer a bit from less-than-solid landings and some slow skating. I think it's safe to say we're about due for a visit from Old Man Screamer: "If you little rascals ever expect to get sponsored by any company, you really need to notch it up in the haulin’ ass department, dag nabbit!"
Before you attempt that next safe backtail, psyche yourself up and go into veteran mode, put your warface on, and push at that ledge like a demon from hell. If you haven’t already gotten a trip to the ER and at least 9 stitches in your chin resulting from a failed backtail attempt, you’re probably doing them too slow.
Although the footage is of varying quality, ranging from crystal clear to a little blurry, Mark has done a good job putting it together. Congrats, Mark. Keep it coming, and enjoy your free pair of Emerica shoes!--Post King