With Emerica’s Stay Gold hot off the press, it’s safe to say that Andrew Reynolds, and his ability to kill any gap with a monstrously steezy bag of tricks will have blown minds (again) all over the skateboard stratosphere.
How the 32-year-old father managed to put out the best section of his career (12 years after he won Thrasher’s Skater of the Year no less) will have many scratching their heads. The workaholic, obsessive compulsive (watch ‘The Madness’ bonus section on ‘Stay Gold’), living legend has again cemented his status as one of the best street skaters of all time.
What better time to sit back, put your feet up, and look back on some of The Boss’s finest work? From Birdhouse to Baker, Wallenberg to Hollywood High, let’s refresh our memories, starting at The End.
Demanding your attention from the first full-cab over the rail, right up to the frontside flip (which needs no introduction) at the end, The Boss is in full effect. How’s that kickflip backlip 38 seconds in for perfection?
This Baker Bootleg section is worth it just for the beginning footage of Reynolds as a kid.
Of course The Boss wouldn’t be The Boss without his world-famous frontside flips (there’s even a Facebook group dedicated to them). He may not have invented the trick, but he sure as hell made it his own with a combination of pop, power, finesse and stomp. Remember when he threw himself and his FS flip down Wallenberg? Sure Chris Cole did it switch, but it was two years later.
Representing real skateboarders all over the world, take a bow Bossman, and pull up a throne in the skateboarding hall of fame, because you’ve done it again.