Friday, January 30, 2015

Matt Hensley #8.



Backside 360.

What was the deal with the Craig Grasso shirts? They look kind of like something Tod Swank would have drawn up.

A month of 2010 starts on Monday.

Grant Brittain took the photo.

Thrasher - August 1991 Volume 11 Number 8

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mark Heintzman #4.



Ketchup.

Transworld - June 1991 Volume 9 Number 6

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Omar Hassan #4.



Chrome Dome.

O photo.

Transworld - August 1991 Volume 9 Number 8

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jaya Bonderov #5.



Ever-Slick.

The late Jaya Bonderov ollies into a noseslide on a ledge at EMB.

A few different companies were toying around with slick bottom boards around this time. B.B.C., Naked, and Santa Cruz were three of the first to sell decks with a pop dulling plastic coating on them. Soon everybody followed and the marketplace was inundated with variations on the concept. Fortunately, this trend was short lived and plain wood regained its place as the choice deck material.

I only had a handful of slicks and it was confined to 1992. I know I had a New Deal Danny Sargent, a Mike Carroll Nevertrend, a Chris Pastras from Blue, and a Sal Barbier Low Rider. I think that was all. There were a few regular wooden boards in there as well.

Is anybody still making slicks today?

Thrasher - June 1991 Volume 11 Number 6

Monday, January 26, 2015

Barker Barrett & Brian Lotti.



Telegraph & Scarecrow.

Transworld - May 1991 Volume 9 Number 5

Friday, January 23, 2015

Simon Woodstock #4.



Ten Speed.

Simon scrapes up a pool during the Black Label and Spitfire days. I like how raw and basic this ad is.

Thrasher - March 1991 Volume 11 Number 3

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chris Gentry.



Kingdom.

Chris is from Houston, Texas. He turned pro for Vision in the 1991. After Vision faded away, he rode for a couple of other companies, like Global and 510. In the mid 1990s, Chris started Kingdom Skateboards with his wife Ricca. He also started rapping and releasing albums. His tunes were featured in a few videos. He even did a guest appearance in Thrasher's King of the Road contest a couple years ago.

Transworld - August 1991 Volume 9 Number 8