Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sean Mullendore #4.

Washington monument.

Sean is from D.C. and rode for Capital. He is known for his massive pop on tricks out in the streets. Circuit was a wheel company done by Think. They had a team full of heavy hitters.

I like Chris Joslin's new part for his Etnies pro model shoe. It's all ledge tech with minimal knee ruiners.

Thrasher - March 2000 Volume 20 Number 3

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Jim Gagne #3.

Flying out of Mt. Baldy.

There's an old urban legend that Jim once used a marker owned by Mark Gonzales to color over a pair of shoes he wasn't into. Mark was not thrilled about this so he tightened the trucks on Jim's board in the middle of the night. The next day Jim couldn't figure out why his skateboard wasn't feeling right until it dawned on him that his trucks were way off.

Thrasher - June 2000 Volume 20 Number 6

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Chris Senn #6.

Hyperspace jump.

Thrasher - April 2000 Volume 20 Number 4

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tim Upson #6.

Rise above.

The Updog frontside flips at Burnside.

I picked out some Deluxe, Think, and an expired shoe company for the next two weeks.

Thrasher - February 2000 Volume 20 Number 2

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gilbert Crockett #4.

Grainy video grab.

Is it too early to start making nominations for SOTY? Gilbert gets the Vert Is Dead vote. What I really like about his recent video part for Quasi is that the bulk of it is filmed in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. You can tell he put in the effort to make creative use of the local spots instead of flying 3000 miles for another 50-50 on a giant handrail.

It will be stuff from around about 2000 on Monday.

Thrasher - October 2017 Volume 38 Number 10

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Chima Ferguson.

Spinning away.

Chima lives in Sydney, Australia. He's been pro for Real for a long time now. Chima's sponsored by Vans, Thunder, and Spitfire. He rips out in the streets with a good selection of classic tricks, done both regular and switch.

There's been some wildlife at the skatepark the last couple of nights. A fox wandered by on Tuesday. I saw a bat and a praying mantis yesterday. Bats are very common, but I hadn't seen a praying mantis in ages.

Note: The same photo ran in Chima's interview, a couple of pages before the ad.

The photo is by Thomas Robinson.

Thrasher - May 2018 Volume 39 Number 5

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cody Chapman.

Hands of Doom.

Cody is from Santa Cruz, California. He rides for Lakai, Doom Sayers, Independent, Spitfire, and Bronson Bearings. Cody had a few tricks in Lakai's The Flare video from 2017 in a shared part with Raven Tershy. Doom Sayers is Omar Salazar's company that has expanded to include boards.

I set up a new board on Saturday and put new wheels on it yesterday. As is the yearly tradition, I always forget how nice new wheels are until I get a fresh set. It's also nice having a board that isn't worn out and doesn't have dirty grip tape.

The photo is by Joe Brook.

Thrasher - June 2018 Volume 39 Number 6