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THE PINK MOTEL AND JOHNNY RAD’S

Peralta: The Pink Motel is out in Sunland, which is the deepest part of the San Fernando Valley, the eastern-most part. It’s still there. Tony Alva said the greatest thing about that pool a couple years ago. He goes, “That pool is skateboarding’s oldest whore.” And I go, “What do you mean?” He goes, “There hasn’t been one pro that hasn’t gone there and skateboarded that woman. Every pro has spent time with that female pool, every single one, and she’s welcomed all of them. She’s just like an old whore.”

With the skate calisthenics, I would see the guys doing stuff off to the side as a joke, and I’d say, “Oh my God, we have to put this in here. We have to work this in.” In so many of the sequences in Animal Chin, I would see something and go, “You know what guys? This has to be on camera.”

 

Tony Alva said the greatest thing about that pool a couple years ago. He goes, 'That pool is skateboarding’s oldest whore... There hasn’t been one pro that hasn’t gone there and skateboarded that woman.'
—Stacy Peralta 

 

Mountain: We were sitting bored in the hotel or whatever, and you put your board on your feet and you start trying to flip your board or do a trick, and Stacy notices, like, “Hey, we need to do that thing that you guys did.” We film it and Stacy's like “One more time. Maybe a little bit more. Hey do that one more.” It gets pushed and pushed to the ridiculous. We don't actually sit around doing that. You sat on your bed and you put your feet on your board, and you tried to flip it or see what leaner or a different way to tweak the leaner, and all of a sudden Stacy saw it and moved it into, “Oh yeah, do calisthenics with it,” like yeah, “these guys do calisthenics every morning.” It got pushed to such the extreme that it was so stupid that, to me, it's funny. It's funny that it's stupid. Everyone could go, “Oh, that's so fun, and it's so cool.”

Hawk: That was all Lance. The thing that was funny about that scene but was cut out, was we actually did kick-flips, and I think one of us missed it. I might have missed it. And the board came down right on my shoulder. I said, “Oh, it’s OK, I got it,” and Stacy pauses and he’s like, “Look you guys, we can’t encourage kids to do this, they’re gonna get knocked out trying to stick their boards above their heads like this. Let’s just not do that.”

Guerrero: I put my foot down. I was like, “I’m not doing that, that is so corny. I’ve already done so much corny shit that I ain’t doing that.” Stacy, I think at that point was like, “Ugh, whatever Guerrero, fine,” and didn’t fight me on it, so that’s why I’m just laying there. I think even in the doc when they showed that outtake from the film and you could hear me in the background, I’m like, “So stale,” or something. I just wasn’t having it.

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