Posted by:on February 19th, 2007
Yesterday we did Australia, so today we’re in Europe with Pierre Andre, the other, other freestyler. This is a commercial for a French yogurt drink called Yop. If it were English, it would have been appropriate to call it Fop, considering the fashion and demeanor of freestyle in the 80’s. The highlight of this commercial is the Primo slide, Primo being the other, other, other freestyler. More Pierre Andre love after the jump.
Pierre Andre Yop Commercial
Pierre Andre owns about a million shoe companies, including Etnies, Emerica and eS. Who would have known he would become so successful? He did have the foresight to give Natas his own signature shoe. I guess the fact that nobody cared about freestyle in the 80’s (except for TV commercial directors) gave those freestyle guys a lot of time to figure out how to take control of the industry. There’s a long interview with Pierre on Caught in the Crossfire. Pierre, we kid. We love you. I wear size 13 (In Vans). You know where to send it.
Update: I just read the Pierre Andre interview. Now he was a skateboarder I really couldn’t have cared less about, even from a nostalgic point of view, but it’s a good interview. Here’s an interesting fact I’ll bet you didn’t know: At the height of his freestyle career his number got pulled for mandatory service in the French army where he suffered severe skate-harassment. At one point he go into a fight with a bunch of his fellow servicemen and he got shot! And you though freestylers were a bunch of wussies!
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