Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mike "Lizard King" Plumb #2.

Fun bits of Lizard King trivia:

1. He gave out his phone number in an interview with Skateboarder Magazine.

2. He got the Deathwish logo tattooed on his neck before the company existed and was only in the planning stages. He still rides for Deathwish to this day.

3. Ryan Sheckler gave him a car after a contest for Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory television show. Sheckler won the car in a best trick contest. Lizard won a sword for his fourth place finish. When it was realized Lizard didn't have a car, the two swapped prizes.

4. He might be responsible for the awkward trend of slapping the bottom step with your tail or rail after leaping down a set of stairs.

5. Geoff Rowley punched him in the nose and broke it.

I've been digging the parts of the new Toy Machine video that have been popping up on Thrasher. I hope this one does come out on DVD because it looks totally worth viewing multiple times in the living room.

For the facts: Transworld - March 2010 Volume 28 Number 3

Thrasher - July 2006 Volume 26 Number 7

Monday, October 21, 2019

Steve Nesser #4.

Minnesota North Star.

Nesser was on a serious spot killing spree in the 2000s. Handrails, gaps, weird transitions, and whatever else got wrecked all over the world.

Ian O'Connor took the photo.

Transworld - June 2006 Volume 24 Number 6

Friday, October 18, 2019

Omar Hassan #8.

Mile high magic carpet ride.

You don't usually associate Omar with the big air/mega ramp type stuff, but here he is, way up in the air.

I've got a Blockhead reissue sticker of his first graphic on my current board.

The photo is by Daniel Harold Sturt.

Thrasher - July 2006 Volume 26 Number 7

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Nick Dompierre.

"In our area you don't really think about people being pro skaters, 'cause it's such a hard place to grow up. Nick had a rough upbringing; pretty typical of New Bedford, Massachusetts. But he started making it, and he started taking care of people around him. I think all the responsibility kind of made him like an old man, too. You know how your dad is always pissed off? So even though he's 22, 23, he's got the mentality of an old man - he works on cars, he's wicked quiet. But he's a big giver, too. He definitely looks out for his friends and family." - Craig Paiva

I feel Nick provided the blueprint for how a guy like Kyle Walker skates today.

I liked the part Kevin Braun just released for OJ Wheels. It was a nice blend of tricks.

For the quote: Thrasher - August 2010 Volume 30 Number 8

Thrasher - September 2006 Volume 26 Number 9

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Baker Team 2006.

Ultimate family portrait.

Front row: Antwuan Dixon, Jeff Lenoce, Kevin Long, Dustin Dollin, Erik Ellington, Leo Romero

Back row: Knox Godoy, Theotis Beasley, Braydon Szafranski, Jim Greco, Bryan Herman, Andrew Reynolds, Terry Kennedy, ?, Beagle

That is Knox behind Antwuan, right?

Who is the kid in B jersey?

Braydon's enthusiasm is completely negated by Bryan's apathy.

I like how Leo is holding an owl statue.

Thrasher - April 2006 Volume 26 Number 4

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Corey Duffel #2.

The Downtown Lights.

Corey recently released a long form video of him skateboarding around at night with Cameron Boutté. The long time F-Trooper also left the Foundation about two month ago for parts unknown. I imagine he is focusing more on his Devium clothing company.

Eric "Rodent" Cheslak was the photographer.

Transworld - March 2006 Volume 24 Number 3

Monday, October 14, 2019

Spitfire Team 2006.

The Flame Head Squad.

Spitfire revisited an ad concept from 1995 for 2006.

Thrasher - March 2006 Volume 26 Number 3