Jesus Fernandez 'Dope Video'
Jesus Fernandez's part in Oro's 'Dope Video' is a real youtube gem. Don't let the low resolution put you off kids, because Jesus will show you some real Spanish tech skating. Cruising around the ledges of madrid and beyond, with eye pleasing combos and well conceived lines; he even has the ability to make a switch shove 50-50 on a ledge look dope!
JB Gillet '411 Rookies'
From 2001 this JB Gillet 411 rookies part is an absolute classic. The Frenchman takes his skills to the shores and schoolyards of California and teaches them a lesson (with a couple of euro spots thrown in there for good measure). At a time before the internet, 411 served the skate world for another medium of reportage outside of mags and company outputs. Also this 'Wheels of Fortune' part from 1996 is definitely worth a mention, featuring some dope lines at Carlsbad.
Flo Marfaing 'They Don't Give a Fuck About Us'
Flo Marfaing has released some new footage in the past few months but don't forget the astounding stuff he's done in the past. This section from the Lordz video 'They Don't Give a Fuck About Us' showed many people what he could do. Although it might not be seen as traditional tech, the line he did at La Dome is incredible, along with the other attacks on the hubbas. This part is rad so just watch it.
Mark Baines 'Waiting for the World'
Mark Baines' part in Blueprint's first full length output 'Waiting For The World' was a standout from the other equally amazing parts. A classic soundtrack with top notch filming and editing from the hands of Dan Magee, the whole video showed the world what British skating was at the time. Mark's awkward manual combos and banging fs nollie heels secured him as one of the best Britain could offer.
William Phan 'They Don't Give a Fuck About Us'
From the same Lordz video Flo's section is taken from, William Phan demonstrates his ledge skills at Bercy and Macba alike. Perfect nollie flip noseslides, backside noseblunts and all that awkward good stuff, with a smoothness entirely of his own. Quartersnacks recently did a brilliant re-edit/'greatest hits' of all of his footage that's definitely worth a watch too.
Javier Sarmiento '411 Rookies'
Man I wish I could skate like this, he just makes it look all too simple and easy, when what he's doing is plain ridiculous. Javier Sarmiento's classic (1999) 411 rookies part showcases the perfect marble and granite ledges of Barcalona, Madrid and the Basque Country, with Javier's skills that really utilize the spots. Some good lad has uploaded it in HD onto youtube, so prepare to time-warp in 720 definition.
Enrique Lorenzo 'Logic'
Enrique Lorenzo's Logic part is awesome. He skates all the classic and well known spots in Barcelona like a true local. His switch tailslides are perfect and every trick is calculated. Enrique has garnered a lot more international fame in the years since the release of Logic and well earned it is too.
Raul Navarro 'A Nomad Point of View'
Raul Navarro ends Nomad skateboards video 'A Nomad Point Of View' with his innovative and different approach to skating barcelona. With awkward shove-in-and-out variations at Sants, Macba and pretty much every single spot in Barca, Raul's a real patron of skating for Barcelona. Watch and have your mind blown.
Lucas Puig 'Bon Appetit'
Lucas Puig's part in Bon Appetit was a groundbreaking debut part, introducing him to the skate world. When he came out, people likened his style to that of Guy Mariano and over a decade after this part came out you can see why people may have done so: the longevity of his style and innovation will long be remembered. Great lines in France and all over Europe this part is one for re-watching. The Camarillo Brillo soundtrack adds a great atmosphere to the part.
Daniel Lebron 'LA County'
And we end on Daniel Lebron's part in 'LA County'. A true product of the late 90's/early 00's the Spaniard pieces together chilled lines and great flips over 'trash cans', in (as the title suggests) LA. Taking his skills from Spain to America and doing it in style. Long live tech skateboarding! All these dudes are still out there and not crumbled into a sofa, there's a lot to be said for 'low impact skateboarding'.