Andrew Reynolds

bisti eats skateboardYou may not know Andrew Reynolds by reputation, but rest assured he is well-known.

Reynolds is a skateboarder. A born and raised in Lakeland skateboarder. A Lakelander with a Wikipedia entry. Here’s just a paragraph:

Andrew Reynolds, (born June 6, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S.), is a professional skateboarder. He has been skateboarding since the age of nine. He emerged onto the skateboarding scene in the early 1990s and won Thrasher magazine’s Skater of the Year award in 1998. He is nicknamed Drew, The Boss, and Waldo. His signature trick is the frontside flip and the reynolds (tre flip to noseslide). He has performed this trick down the Wilshire fifteen set in “Baker 2G,” the Wallenberg Set, the LOVE gap in the Emerica Video This is Skateboarding, over the Hollywood High School’s 16 stair rail and over a 17 stair set in Baker 3. He is also known to dominate skate spots with memorable tricks such as a Caballerial over the handrail in the beginning of his part in the Birdhouse video The End, and a 360 nollie down the Carlsbad Gap. One of his favorite places to skateboard is at La Canada High School — Wikipedia

Got all that?

Reynolds was profiled in Transworld Skateboarding this afternoon. Check out the article for a little video of Reynolds in 1992 and today.

Reynolds calls Los Angeles home with his wife and daughter, but hasn’t completely forgotten Lakeland.

Do you miss anything about Lakeland?

If anything, I miss Southern cooked food, like certain restaurants, like barbeque. I live in L.A. so everybody is pretty into material stuff, the way they look and their car and bullsh-t like that. You don’t really get that much in the South, so that’s kind of cool.

I have to agree. That is kind of cool.

Catch Reynolds in numerous Youtube videos such as Baker Has a Death Wish, Emerica This is Skateboarding Part I and Part II.

Read a previous entry on Skating the Old School Compound.

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2 thoughts on “Andrew Reynolds

  1. I knew Andrew when he was a kid. I worked with his mom. They built a ramp in the back yard behind their house and then had to take it down. He had to find somewhere to skate! He was always breaking his arm! Well I am proud of him and my son talks about him & watches him on TV often. Way to go Andrew!

  2. I knew Andrew when he was a kid. I worked with his mom. They built a ramp in the back yard behind their house and then had to take it down. He had to find somewhere to skate! He was always breaking his arm! Well I am proud of him and my son talks about him & watches him on TV often. Way to go Andrew!

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