This footage is gold, Edwin DeLaRosa, when he was 15 years old, riding a lot of popular NYC spots that were totally fresh still (the China banks weren’t even finished yet). During this time he was learning new tricks and coming up with new combos everyday. By the time it came down to editing the first Animal video, he had already moved onto newer tricks and he felt that some of this footage was scrappin’ (and nobody was faster than Vic Ayala to call Edwin out if he thought he was scrappin’). Which leads me to the next thing… both Vic Ayala and Will Taubin have cameos in this. Also, some random facts for you, Edwin rides four different bikes in this edit, including a Standard for most of the footage, a Fit, as well as Vic’s and Vinnie Sammon‘s bikes. And there is footage from Miami and Atlanta, which is the trip that spawned Skavenger. Even if this riding were scrappin’, the history behind it would still make it worth watching, but hey, it’s Edwin DeLaRosa, so you know that shit ain’t scrap!

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