What You Didn’t Know About the Vans Pool Party | Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding | VANS


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  • THIS WHOLE EPISODE IS TOTALLY BIO TO THE MAX

  • Grosso's the shit but whats up with the hate on bs stalefish? awesome grab trick btw. Maybe he dont like seing the kids carring out Gator's legacy lol

  • grosso dresses like a 14 year old who just got into skating

  • this was really informative. thanks

  • GROSSO IS BACK YESS

  • So happy to have you back Grosso. I'm glad you guys enjoy making it as much as I enjoy watching it!

  • Have you hugged it out with Jim Gray yet?

  • Grosso, how about a love letter to Primo Desiderio's rat tail?

  • this is entertaining

  • FINALLY

  • Sick!

  • what's the story about that Kanoa board Grosso?

  • Yeah! The letters!

  • Season 7! F"*k YEAH!!!!

  • The chameleons rule!

  • fuckin grosso talking shit about chris russells style

  • yes Grosso !!!

  • How about a love letter dedicated to the skaters that have been shunned, such as the 5 that got banned from Thrasher? Some of the guys were at the top of the contest lists (Benji Galloway, Tas Pappas kind of fits this category) and now aren't invited to Masters events?

  • treadmill

  • Nolan J is the modern day invert chief

  • Grosso seems like the type to treat everyone around him like crap, and as soon as anyone treats Grosso the way he treats people, he'd be like, "what's your fawkin problem?!?!"

  • top!! killinit!!

  • HOLY FUCK THAT FALL AT 1:03 ! JESUS CHRIST!

  • When we are talking "foot-plant"-as in "fast-plant…,…Chris Miller did them best,even better than Hosoi…throwing his tail of the Board almost upside Down,while floating beautifully and as always-riding faaast!!!

  • Mega Hall of Meat 01:02 !!

  • Band at 0:30 looks like OFF Keith Morris vocals. Assault/Alva pro on drums.

  • A couple of days ago I saw a video where gonz mocks grosso and letters. And I like grosso and letters, but I think it would be good if someone did a street focused version that focused on 1986-2006 street skating and was hosted by gonz or Jason lee, someone mellow, not a vallely, or street equivalent of grosso, someone more yoda

  • Well I can't "Stall," them

  • OMAR!

  • poo party

  • 3:57 and that smith grind clip..fucking DIED.

  • AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA AWESOME! MORE MORE MORE

  • So…Pedro won. haha

  • lol why grosso hate on stalefish i think they look super dope when steezed out

  • Yesss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • As a guy who grew up with the era of x games, thproskater, ledge dancing in plazas (still sick!) and xtreme deodurant . gotta say youve opened up a time of skating that i always thought was rad but, for lack of a better word, forgotten. These videos bad helped me understand the minutia of gradual innovations, and although chock full of well-intentioned opinions, pays alot of respect to "what actually went down". from a 32yr old skate rat: thanks so much for really putting your heart out there and paying respect to the fathers. Live to skate – you fucking rule man! more letters! Also, consider a drehobl/cardiel/dlx/sanfran episode – so much history!

  • THE TEN PEOPLE WHO DISLIKED THIS TAKE THEIR BACKSIDE STALEFISHES TO BOARD LIKE PUSSIES!

  • thanks for the enlightenment Grosso

  • Love the old clip of Stan. Never saw that one. The Hoffman's were surrogate parents to hundreds of kids.

  • whens the next fuckin episode? its been over a week i need to get my fix, no pressure

  • "Energy Drink"

  • What you didn't know – BedlamBros has been to 4 #vanspoolparty

  • Also, if you see Malba out and about = tell him to call me – it's time to get School of Skateboarding going again, oh and get back to skating Montclair park on Sat morning ….

  • Being an old fart myself. It was great to see Dave Andrecht. Also great to see some pics from my home town skate park, Skatercross as well as Eric Grisham who worked the pro shop and coached us little skate ratz. You tell it like it is, and I know you can't tell it any other way. That's why we love to watch. Looking forward to new Loveletters. What do you think about KOTR on Vice/HBO. Personally, I think they couldn't have found a better host.

  • im an addict…thanx grosso, keep em cumin

  • hahaha lollll i do smith stops all the time, i thought i was like doing a newish kinda trick cause nobody else does em that way xD
    awesome

  • its the weekend boys, yah missed the pay dirt download…how are we ever to survive week to week when you miss a week to post a show?

  • is it bad that i want to hear lonnie hiramoto say "the ancient hawaiians always say."

  • looks like grandpa

  • GROSSO IS GOD PERIOD

  • do a episode on Scotty senatore

  • fun show

  • Yes, Jeff. It is very enjoyable. It actually rules.

  • Jeff grosso I love you your awesome

  • i wanna see some ollie impossibles!!

  • Grosso nailing it with the california republic shirt haha

  • Frontside heelflip got it

  • Jeff's Chameleons shirt is sick! Obscure dark post-punk band.

  • It's really educational to see all these old men talking about who came up with what trick. Clearly a testament to what skateboarding is REALLY all about. BRAVO!

  • That's so true about Lance Mountain and the handplant. 🙂

  • FUCK YOU GROSSO !

  • With a bigger venue and tickets sold to the public, I wonder how many people would go to the Vans Pool Party?

  • Live 2skate skate 2 live thank u Grosso and the legends that grace these letters!!!!

  • Ben Schroeder's style?

  • Did anyone notice that slam at 1:03 ?

  • BedlamBros has been to 4 of the Vans Pool Party and it is soooo much FUN – thanks to Pedro for seeing that line no one else ever tried !!!

  • Master of Ultimatums!

  • Lien to Tail,was Alan Losi-and,Tony Hawk was the one who took the front foot of,and made the infamous;"Madonna"-and "Gator"may/or may not,be the one to invent the "Sean Penn"..,…Which is;a BackSide Madonna…)…And from then on,it became more,and more complicated to understand the Trick;Just by Looking at someone doing it…)…Now the 360Flip-suddenly is a Tree Flip…)…And,OH_F_ck This-Writers Albow…)… X …)…

  • Chris Miller,Owns the"Fast Plant/Foot Plant"-the way he does them,is Epic…Really…)…

  • YA DUDE I LOVE THIS DUDE ! AND SO DOES TEXAS MAN!!

  • These masters pool contests are great. I don't skate pools, but I still appreciate it. What I want to know is when are they going to have masters street contests with people like the Gonz, Guerrero, Vallely and those old dudes. That would be entertaining as fuck, even though it would be damn near impossible to judge. Maybe that's why they're not doing it.

  • Fuck yes Grosso

  • This has become my favorite thing on youtube. Letters rocks. Grosso is hilarious, too. Especially when he's telling people they should be stalling handplants, upside down, smoking a cigarette and calling him out. I damn near died laughing. Vans, thanks for putting this on. Grosso's been a legend since I was a kid.

  • That was a hard fall at 1:02 , look like he landed on his face

  • Awesome vid boys. Grosso is right, learn how to do INVERTS, they are like the most amazing trick to do. THE BEST TRICK TO DO, nothing feels better than a clean long held handplant. Im 43 and still do em no worries and everytime i do everyone at the ramp looses it. There are so many variations too. Kickflips SUCK. Its been like 17 years of boardflips and stair/box/slides. It was awesome the first few years

  • Every name you mentioned I've never heard of except bucky. Too bad they don't have contests for just the 80's skaters. then I would care. Where are the McGill, Grabke, Cab, Hawk, Hosoi, Mountain, Miller, Roskopp, Groholski, Lucero, Danforth I'll just stop.

  • There needs to be a whole Andrecht episode. I had the honor of working with him for a couple years, and he is still to date the most interesting person I have ever had the luck to count 500000000 pairs of size xxxxxxxxxxxxxl jeans with.

  • I cant wait for this May. Not long now

  • alley oop 50-50 favorite trick on qaurter pipes

  • Hassan's breathing cracks me up??

  • Jeff Grosso is fuckin cool. he is the perfect dude for this shit.

  • "Before Alva….I love that. Duane fucking rules!!

  • Some of those slams from the top to the flat were gnarly AF! The placement of those was even better.

  • Me and a couple buddies in la mirada always called it the flying hippie.

  • Hosoi always makes it about him. That's why he rules

  • Credit goes to the Editor. And regarding the sound, what is the sound/song of the kids/girls chanting???

  • The BS stale is my favorite trick to do on bowl. Shout out to Gator.

  • ???

  • can grosso's head get any wider?

  • 1:02 …"Splat!"

  • Sorry for being late, I was busy jerking off stalefish

  • Frontside Heelflip?… GOT IT!

  • It's a dance

  • Goddammit Grosso! I so appreciate these videos! Me and a buddy back in 86 were the only two muthafukas in Jefferson County Missouri that were not only skating consistently, but to have a quarter pipe and half pipe we built and were riding them all the time! It was a cool and lonely time! We were both the weirdos in school. Such memories!

  • Well, in 2019 we saw the biggest ripoff ever. Nicky totally should’ve won the Masters

  • Weckingball said the should be like weight divisions…. hmmmmmm. I think if itd blowing up maybe

  • Love almost all your shows. What I don't get is your point of stressing the point of individuallity but usually followed up by a comment of "if your going to do an air, don't land disaster." What if someone loves slapping disaster so much, its their thing? Seems like a total contraindication for a guy who's promoting freedom and individuality.
    Have the balls to do a episode on yourself if your going to critique!

  • im still eager to know why duane peters gave grosso a snot rag with blood n snot all over it n he wont talk to him again,,,did you snake him at the combi ,,,,,what

  • I understand you brothers. 🙂 it is terrible when we were all part of it in our own way. Been skateboarding since 1986. Pioneer Rules…..I Respect You All The Most. 🙂 ?⚡?????????????? best way to do a backside air point the bottom board to the sky. 🙂

  • RIP Jake

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