Our friend Justin Pierce had just past. It was a tragic feeling. Shortly after I heard a bunch of bros were going to have a "Skate for Justin Day" where we would go Uptown to his old neighborhood in Washington Heights to skate and bomb hills in memory of him. And shoot some photos for a Japanese magazine. Harold, Jamie Story, Brian Loki, Giovanni Esteves, myself, Neal, and a bunch of other Supreme heads were there. Loki led the session. This one moment I will never forget.
We went to Overlook Terrace which is one of fastest hills Uptown. It was night, and dark with the occasional street lamp light. We dropped in and within a few seconds guys started wiping out and taking each other out. I remember dodging bodies trying to keep up with Loki. A slide here, a mega slide there and into full tuck to catch up with Loki. We were flying down the dark straight away. At the bottom is a stop sign. I was right behind Loki and about thirty feet before the intersection he gets super low, bows his head down, as if closing his eyes, spreads his arms out like an eagle and drags his finger tips lightly on the pavement as he blazes past the stop sign. It was one of the most elegant things I have ever seen. For a tough solid dude, it was such a graceful, sincere, yet gnarly maneuver.
The visual is burnt in my memory.