Kyle Remondino

Retro-Future

D.O.A. is another name LIVE has brought to your attention before: also known as Dead On Arrival, the enterprise is ran by Steve Fletch, formerly of Northern Co. who eventually decided to move on to do his own thing. For their newest promo video, he attempted to "make the A Tribe Called Quest 'Scenario' video into a skate edit"; a description as exciting as the final result, very punchy and full to the brim of efficient skateboarding. Let's highlight the return of the great Kyle Cielencki and Eric Nguyen duo, in front of and behind the camera respectively, and that Stephen Buggica got involved as well, amongst others.

Wu Tex

Over the past months, LIVE hasn't been without reporting to you about the works of Eric Nguyen, the skilled and hyperactive VX-1000 enthusiast from Texas, Kyle Cielencki's skateboarding, or Steve Fletch's brand Dead On Arrival, an initiative founded on his past experience with Northern Co.. All folks who've been patient enough to recount their respective stories to us, and to you, in the links above.

Today, what the aforementioned folks have been cooking up was just revealed to be a new promo for the equally aforementioned Dead On Arrival (D.O.A. if you're into them catchy acronyms). On the menu: classical music, and some quite exquisite urban roller planking signed by the feet and general body languages of Chris Saint-HilaireKyle CielenckiChris JataJohn DevineKyle RemondinoAndrew Grabowski, Jimmy ChungP.J. Castellano and Ben Havran. Eric handled the editing, although he didn't film everything: the list of contributing filmers is quite lengthy (although that doesn't result in any visual inconsistencies here) and comprises some familiar names such as the one of Stephen Buggica, the man behind the Shaqueefa "Mixtape" videos, interviewed here.

D.O.A. "Winter 1997" Promo / PREMIERE

Modern enthusiasm around a short-lived clothing brand from the mid-nineties surely could appeal to many a nostalgic geezer or youthful wannabe these days, except this is Steve's board brand this new web edit is a promo for. A longtime fan of the original FIT "Industry" section from 411VM, the late institution of a skate video magazine (pre-Internet days...), Steve is going all the way in with a recreation of said clip accompanied by a FIT-inspired line of D.O.A. product (with Pat Washington as a living common denominator). Two decades later, the wheels have turned! Here's what Steve had to tell us about the whole process.

Won’t be dead on arrival

The first Dead On Arrival board series is finally available. We even have a small teaser (starring a couple familiar faces) for their full length video coming this fall. And at first glance the style is neat, the tricks are made with a disconcerting ease. Its a bit weird to say that in the modst of summer, but I now can’t wait for fall.

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