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Monday, November 21, 2011


Jeff Grosso: talking about Lovetters and babies

Talking Loveletters season two

A couple of weeks ago, Jeff Grosso announced that a baby would have him as a father. Grosso is also the proud father of the second season of "Love Letters to Skateboarding" that premieres today on Off The Wall TV. Last year Grosso paid homage to the Smith Grind, The Lasek Pool, human locomotive Ben Schroeder and northern California's legendary Steve Caballero. Originally coined by Lance Mountain (with the help of Darrell Miller and Bobby Valdes), the season two of Loveletters promises to take a look at all-time skate photos, the origin of the backside ollie, a Jeff Phillips eulogy, and a two-parter on the Jersey Devil. For the second season, filmmakers Rick Charnoski and Coan "Buddy" Nichols [filmmakers for Fruit of the Vine, Tent City, Deathbowl to Downtown, etc.] have, once again, teamed up with Vans and Antihero pro Jeff Grosso to blow the dust off the history books of skateboarding.

The project that Grosso describe as a “David Letterman-type talk show” got picked up by Vans after they saw a promo video Jeff Grosso shot to implore the sales reps to give his shoes a shot and order them. In an interview to ESPN, Grosso remembers that “I think it was the first in a series of what I like to now call The Pink Robe Tapes.”
Is the kind of history the team is unearthing really interests the kids? WTF… Grosso is not doing this to get kudos from 12 year old stair destroyers but because he really loves skateboarding, and that’s the bottom line.

For an in-depth interview with the man himself, go to ESPN that caught up with Nichols and Grosso.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Monday, November 21, 2011 




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