A Tribute to the Menace Days by Enrique Lorenzo
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"Billy Valdez, Eric Pupecki, Steven Cales, Fabian Alomar, Joey Suriel, Lee Smith and Javier Nuñez: friends with whom I spent great moments since 1996. I met them in Chaffey, Rialto, a school where we used to skate. After moving to Hollywood with Socrates Leal and starting to shoot for World Industries, we began to skate together daily at USC, Santa Monica, Venice, Lockwood, Los Feliz... Being with them was a bit surreal. I knew who they were, but i never imagined getting to get along so well. I did not know much English and they spoke perfect Spanish, so it was easy to become good friends!"
"Tribute" is the name of the video edited by Mario Cano and filmed by Fernando Garcia (L.A.), Enrique Lorenzo, Felix Bollaín and Mario Cano. It includes original and previously unseen footage of the Menace boys Fabian Alomar, Eric Pupecki, Billy Valdez, Joey Suriel, Lee Smith, Steven Cales and Javier Nuñez mixed with the likes of Enrique Lorenzo´s Louw: Octavio Barrera, Felipe Bartolomé, Pol Catena, Carlos Cardeñosa and Juan Virues.
Along with the video, Louw has released a special edition of 4 decks to celebrate those years and an instagram account to explain the whole project: @louwskateboards_menacetribute. Fatima Moreno, friend of Enrique, has been the designer of the two boxer decks and the logo deck which are an interpretation of old Menace classics. The Wu deck was an idea of the Louw team finally developed by Jorge Primo, the hand behind Louw Skateboards artwork.