A Chapter 11 TV Double-Feature You Can Consume In Under 6 Minutes
… and that one time Dane Reynolds was my cashier.
Three months ago I was rang up at a check-out counter by Dane Reynolds.
No, my childhood hero (who at one point was being paid $3.5 million a year by Quiksilver and who now co-owns and runs Former) was not relegated to making $18/hour at Trader Joe’s.
He was instead manning the helm at the Chapter 11 TV shop in Ventura — he (presumably) owns the place. I bought a hat. I tried to play it cool. As I approached the check-out counter I felt how you might feel at the poker table with a real good hand — heart pounding, not wanting to show it. I handed him the hat and then my Discover card. My friends did the same thing, deferentially handing over the goods and almost bowing at the end of the transaction.
As we left, one of the girls we were with was confused why our faces looked like we just walked out of a séance: “That’s Dane Reynolds?” she said, “He just seems like a dad.”
That, for me, is part of the allure of Dane. Better than humble, he’s approachable. That same attribute is what has made all of his edits so special for so long. I can’t approach his surfing, but I can relate to the random conversations in the background about rental cars, the mushy wind-kissed 11am California surf session, the chatty parking lot scene, and the working-class, ungentrifiable ethos that Ventura possesses.
That being said, here are two brand new edits from Chapter 11. The first includes Dane, Micky Clarke, Rolo Montes, and Holly Wawn. The second one (see below), is a bite-sized clip from Eithan Osborne on a duct-taped board designed for Waco.
They are both good. And you will have absorbed them into your cranium in under six minutes.
Here’s to hoping you get to hand your credit card to Dane Reynolds someday too.
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