Friday, February 27, 2015

Emmanuel Guzman #2.

Prevent this tragedy.

Thrasher - July 2010 Volume 30 Number 7

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eli Reed.

The last of the famous international playboys.

Thrasher - February 2010 Volume 30 Number 2

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mark Suciu.

Junk Bond Trader.

Mark is from Saratoga, California. He currently is living in Philadelphia and attending college while being a pro for Habitat. He also rides Adidas, RVCA, SML Wheels, and Thunder. Phillie seems to be an appropriate city for him since his skating is a progression of what was happening in Alien Workshop's Photosynthesis video. His big break out moment was the part he released with Thrasher for Atlas Skateshop in 2012. Mark traveled across the country and hit up a bunch of spots. He does technical tricks with a fluid style, but isn't getting too crazy and overdoing it with the video game combos. Jeff Grosso approves.

The Elm Company makes hats for snowboarders and they are still in business.

Is everybody OK with seven days of Sixty Forty from 1995 starting on Monday? It will be eight days of Flip afterwards. I'm chipping away at Sorry, but it's taking some effort. Blitz rotated ads for their different companies so that makes this a little harder. Since Flip ran a lot of non-skating ads, I'm trying to pair up each rider with a skate photo to go with the chill shot.

Transworld - November 2010 Volume 28 Number 11

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lewis Marnell.

Nothing but the truth.

Lewis was from Melbourne, Australia. He also lived in Sweden, but returned to Oz to focus on skateboarding. He was sponsored by Almost and Nike. Lewis turned pro for Almost in 2008 and was recognized by SLAM Skateboard Magazine as their Skater of the Year. Unfortunately, Lewis was diabetic and passed away from complications of the disease in January of 2013. He was 30 years old.

I watched his part in Nike's Nothing But The Truth last night. Lewis did a good variety of flip tricks caught cleanly, both regular and switch. He also had a stylish 360 flip.

The sequence is by Andrew Mapstone.

Transworld - September 2010 Volume 28 Number 9

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kevin Terpening.

The man who did a no comply over a picnic table.

Kevin's from Ohio and moved out to LA. He was an am for Alien Workshop and had some tricks in their segment for Transworld's Cinematographer Project video. Jason Dill and Anthony Van Engelen wanted him to ride for Fucking Awesome so he made the switch. He was rewarded with a board that had an embarrassing yearbook photo of himself on it. Kevin also rides for Huf, Spitfire, and Indy.

Skateboarder - December 2010 Volume 20 Number 4

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dylan Rieder #4.

Subliminal messages with a cherry on top.

Transworld - December 2010 Volume 28 Number 12

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jerry Hsu #3.

Internet Famous.

The relaunch of the Skateboard Mag is now three issues deep. As I said before the photos look great, especially the Tony Trujillo feature in Issue #132. The lack of words in the form of editorial content is a bummer. I understand that print media is trying to find ways to stay interactive and draw readers to the website or vice versa, but how hard is to at least write a couple of paragraphs? Most "articles" are about two sentences long and one of those sentences is telling you to check out the video on the website. This doesn't help to interest the somewhat school-phobic audience of young skateboarders in reading. The covers have been a little hit or miss. That can be chalked up to growing pains and figuring out the direction they want to go in. I'm assuming that since former Transworld editor Joel Petersen is involved that Dave Carnie and Chris Nieratko will never be working for the Mag again. The Mag also feels slightly like a catalog with how products are reviewed, more so than other skateboard magazines. I'm basically staying reserved in judgement and seeing where the new format goes because there is still work to be done.

Transworld - October 2010 Volume 28 Number 10