I can’t remember what contest it was…might have been the 2004 World Championships. But I made up this trick and showed it to my buddy Felix Avellana. He was suitably impressed.
About 20 minutes later I saw him get up on stage and land it, perfectly, in his freestyle routine. I immediately reflected on the full week of tweaking it took for me to hit the trick with any consistency. Then it was my turn to be suitably impressed.
So, in honor of Felix’s reminder that no matter how good you are there is always someone waiting to whoop you, I’ve named this trick after him.
Song is “Reclamation” by Fugazi. They appear courtesy of Dischord Records. This, for the record, is my absolute favorite Fugazi song of all time and is also on my favorite album of theirs, “Steady Diet of Nothing”. Pick up a copy from your local indie record store or iTunes.