Dan Pensyl Skater Profile
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Hometown: Brooklyn NY, Stance: Regular, Age: , Status: Pro
Last Update: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Submit an Update
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Owl's head skatepark before the final coat of Crete was on. Imagine an amazing bowl that was made of the same concrete as the worst sidewalk you ever skated on. @tino_razo @epiclylaterd and I jumped the fence and tried to skate it, a year or 2 before I started working there. It was pretty awesome, Andy Kessler got me a job there and it was through the city so it paid ok and had benefits. Plus I'd show up hungover and would sleep in the bowls with the broom until some people showed up, I'd hear them skate down the hill and would hop up. Then I'd skate all day, I met so many rad people there between old skate legends like Tony Alva and Bruce Martin or the little locals like @lhdnyc that grew up to be rippers.📷 @epiclylaterd was in Thrasher as a preview to NYC's first concrete park.
This photo was taken at c-squat. This place was what you thought NYC was like in the late 80's/early 90's(dark, graffiti, drugs, booze, crust punks, elevated ramp used as a stage for diy venue). One of the best dudes I know was one of original squad. @rosko_cc thanks for the awesome memories(or lack there of). And here we are now both sober faithful fathers. I love you man thanks for all you did for me and the skate scene in NY, the young bucks will never know! 📷 @epiclylaterd this photo was in Thrasher and years later made it into their insane terrain book, so stoked to make it in one of the bibles.
When this spot was brand new there was literally tons of mulch at the bottom. @codaskateboards and I used our boards to shovel it out. We each got a few tricks and called it a night, and come back the next day to shoot a photo. While @cronanphoto was setting up his flashes I slammed and bruised my ribs super bad. I waited until he was ready then I tail slid it. Then I didn't skate for a few weeks, I think ribs are the absolute worst thing to hurt. Even sleeping hurts. It's so rad to see this thing still get crushed. This was in Nov 01 issue of Transworld, so crazy to think this was 15 years ago.
This spot was in Syracuse, it was high security being at the newspaper building but we got just enough time for this and a 180 n/g. It was in Thrasher oct 01. We went on our annual northeast tour Solstice/krudco/skate lair/talent plus other stops along the way. @epiclylaterd came along this year. This birthed the epic goblin, anytime something goes missing it's in the epic goblins lair... Think of all the shit you lost on tour? He's got everything, It even has one of the dudes V-card!
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