Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chet Childress #4.



Permanent gypsy tour.

Chet drops in during his time on the Black Label. He rides for Heroin Skateboards these days.

The new issue of Thrasher features an interview with Morrissey. I was a little surprised to see that. I figured the Moz would not be into appearing in a skateboarder mag. It looks like there are a bunch of other good stories, but I only skimmed through it quickly.

Eric "Rodent" Cheslak was the photographer.

Transwrold - March 2009 Volume 27 Number 3

Monday, August 3, 2015

Chris Cole #3.



Never been done.

After parting ways with Zero and not really having a pro board on the market for the last year or so, Chris Cole has joined up with the Plan B team. He also put out a part of tricks that had not been done before. I got a little confused watching it, which is I guess kind of the point.

In other sponsorship news, it appears Roger is done and Michael Sieben and Stacy Lowery have started a new project called the Program. It looks very entertaining.

Transworld - March 2009 Volume 27 Number 3

Friday, July 31, 2015

Javier Mendizabel #4.



Creme Brulee.

Thrasher - April 2005 Volume 25 Number 4

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tyler Bledsoe.



Quasi.

Tyler rode for the Alien Workshop and is one of the three pros on Mother. However, due to legal issues in the form of a cease and desist order, Chad Bowers was recently forced to change the name and went with Quasi. Luckily for him, the company didn't have much in the way of logos so it's not a huge deal from a graphic design standpoint. Does he know about the band Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes have with the same name?

In other Tyler news, he recently picked up Huf as a footwear sponsor after riding for Etnies for a long time. He is still on Fourstar.

Transworld - December 2008 Volume 26 Number 12

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brandon Westgate #2.



Cranberry bog.

Longtime Zoo Yorker Brandon Westgate left the New York based company to ride for Element this past April. Hopefully we continue to see footage of him and he doesn't fall into the vortex that causes some planeteers to disappear. I don't think we have anything to worry about with Brandon. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and a solid work ethic.

Gary Rogers makes me laugh a lot.

Transworld - December 2008 Volume 26 Number 12

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jason Dill #9.



"It's like that Chinese proverb: may you live in interesting times. It's always been interesting it seems like, but it was a bit stagnant about a year and a half ago. I feel like it was board series, board series, board series and then it's, like, "Oh have you seen the latest board series from the people that make the board series?" I love skateboarding. I'm a fan. I watch it to get the feeling I like out of it, like seeing the people I like. It seems to really still matter what someone's board sponsor is. So that's great. That's good. I'm afraid of a day when your board sponsor ins't part of your identity. So I'm glad that still matters."

Dill wallriding into a grind during the Mind Field days.

The photo is by Mike O'Meally.

For the quote: Thrasher - July 2015 Volume 35 Number 7

Transworld - November 2008 Volume 26 Number 11

Monday, July 27, 2015

Clark Hassler & Paul Rodriguez.



Going back to the country.

Clark got abducted by aliens or was sucked into a portal so his part in Oververt was similar to what Randy Colvin had in Love Child. Or maybe he's chilling at PRod's house.

Jon Humphries took the photo.

Thrasher - December 2008 Volume 28 Number 12