Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"We study curbs. We look at it from a different perspective. That's what makes it the art of skateboarding. It's our own culture."
This kickflip was in Real's Kicked Out of Everywhere video from 1999.
For the quote: Thrasher - November 1997 Volume 17 Number 11
Thrasher - April 1997 Volume 17 Number 4
Monday, March 27, 2017
"All kinds of big curbs, flatground stuff, and I've been getting into a lot of transitional stuff since I moved to Santa Cruz, I've been pretty stoked on Derby."
Matt is from Edison, New Jersey. He was sponsored by Real and turned pro for them. His part in 2001's Real To Reel is great. He's a champ at doing backside heelflips. When Deluxe expanded in 2003, he ran Rasa Libre. The company was around for a while before coming to an end in 2010 or so. The team included pros Reese Forbes and Nate Jones as well as future pros Omar Salazar and Dylan Rieder. Matt's name is basically synonymous with IPath footwear. He still pops up from time to time and was recently issued a guest model on Killing Floor Skateboards out of Portland, Oregon.
For the quote: Thrasher May 1994 Volume 14 Number 5
Thrasher - February 1997 Volume 17 Number 2
Friday, March 24, 2017
1. Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap
2. The Jesus Lizard - Down
3. X - X
4. Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
5. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
1. Vanilla soy milk
2. Goat and cambazola cheeses
4. Tofu pate
5. Blueberry preserves
1. Premier XPK four-piece drum kit
2. Gretsch chrome plated brass snare
3. Silvertone electric guitar
4. Fender Super Strat
5. Fender Duosonic amp
6. Twelve-string hollow body electric guitar
7. Fender Mustang bass
8. Tascam 424 Mark II Porta Studio 9. Cigarette butts
10. Old nine-volt batteries
1. Foundation Ethan Fowler model
2. Pig Wheels (55 mm)
3. Independent Trucks (156)
4. Pig Bearings
5. Pig Skewers Hardware
This is from an interview with Ethan in 1999 that ran in Warp, the lifestyle magazine made by the Transworld folks. Expect a little more from Warp in the near future.
The list was compiled by Rich Russey.
For the list: Warp - April 1999 Volume 8 Number 11
Heckler - Issue #50 Late Fall/Early Winter 2001
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
True to Self.
Based on what information I found on the Skate Park of Tampa's database, Jesse rode for 510 Skateshop, Satori Wheels, Upper Playground Clothing, and Silly Pink Bunnies. He had a part in Satori's 2004 video In Search of Roots and Culture. Jesse did a lot of big ollies and a couple handrails. He also had a few tricks in the third FTC video. He's a painter these days.
The photo is by Franklin. Anybody know a first name?
Heckler - Issue #54 May 2002
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
House of Pancake.
Judd is originally from Groton, Connecticut and moved out to Sacramento for skateboarding. He was sponsored by Arsenal, Foundation, and the Unbelievers. Vans and Adio gave him some shoes. He won the third Tampa Am contest in 1997. Judd had parts in two Foundation videos - 1999's Nervous Breakdown and 2001's Art Bars Subtitles and Seagulls. He works as an art director and designer currently.
Jeff Landi took the photo.
Heckler - Issue #35 Summer 1999
Monday, March 20, 2017
Blood Wizard 5-0.
After Think ceased distribution of Adrenalin, the company went away for a bit before returning with the backing of Chapman. They had the same principal team of Chris Senn, Jaya Bonderov, Toad, and Mike Manzoori. The ams were Jon Miner and Keegan Sauder. The crew kept it going for a year or two before retiring the brand name once and for all.
It appears we've made it to spring. Maybe the freezing drizzle will stop now. It sure doesn't look like lunch break skateboarding is happening today.
The photo is by Bryce Kanights.
Heckler - May 2002 Issue #54