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Dylan Rieder: Like a lusty wave.

dylan. Photo: Ryan Allan.

Fashion, perhaps better stated as ‘image at large’ has played a major role in the shape-shifting nature of skateboarding. This fact becomes evident while flip-booking through magazines from the last few decades. From neon-colored, surf-style to baggy-ass, gangsta-thug, skateboarding has permeated and saturated almost every facet of the fashion world. The diversity visible within such a small culture is astounding. Purely radical. When it comes to conflating aesthetics and skate-acrobatics, Dylan Rieder works.

Leather. Photo: LoDown.

Dylan certainly gets his fair share of love and hate. Hell, there is an entire website dedicated to him run by, in all appearances, a hoard for frenzied groupies. Then there are the outraged traditionalists, complaining about forced style. All that matters, end of the day, is that Dylan continues to do his own thing, make even the gnarliest shit look fit for the runway.
Dylan has amassed a rather respectable amount of footage. His Transworld ender-part gained him status as a skater’s skater: ripping pools, switch flipping the big sets. In Mindfield, Dylan began to unveil a streamlined, street version of his style. Finally, just last year, Dylan put out a self-titled video.
Rieder hasn’t always been the same kid. Early on, he stuck to handrails and wore his hair shaggy under a fedora. Later he found Rasa Libre and embraced a more free-spirited take on skating and clothing. These days things look to have gone greaser, though it’s certainly hard to say. Regardless, Dylan keeps it all high-quality.

Dylan. Sigh.

All in the arms. Photo: Acosta.


3 responses

  1. I’m pretty sure this is your 14th tribute to DR. You probably should just start sending him nudes of yourself and telling him what a big fan you are. I’m considering doing the same for Amy Adams. Maybe our court dates for stalking will be the same day!

    June 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm

  2. This is the first time Dylan has been mentioned on the blog. Perhaps you are confusing him with a different dreamboat skater/destroyer; there are so many.
    Also, you’ve got the whole nude photo dilemma backwards. We sent a request to Dylan’s people inquiring about how we could get some shaft shots. For research.

    June 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  3. betorules


    August 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

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