Mike Daher , frontside tailslide to Japan.
So I have to bring up one of my all-time favorite sequences of you: the Japan grab out of a frontside tail that ran on the Contents page of Slap. How did that even happen? Is there video of that anywhere? That couldn’t have been the only you ever did that move, was it?
Nah, that was just dorking around with Gabe. I was actually waiting around to shoot some other photo when I happened to do that and he liked it. He saw me messing around with it and he was setting up another roll of film. At first, it was to stall then I started doing them sliding and Gabe started tripping out.
“Dude, we have to fucking shoot that!”
The one we shot doesn’t slide very far but I got enough pop out of it so I was happy. It was completely out of the blue. It wasn’t like we set out that day to shoot that trick, it just felt good to me and he thought it looked sick. Fuck it.
Those are always the best kind of things.