Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The first tour Andy ever went on as a sponsored skateboarder was for B.B.C. when he was a teenager. They gave him a bus ticket to meet up with Bill Danforth out in the country and then they drove around in Bill's van doing demos at shops. In an old interview in Strength, Andy said about the tour that Bill was cool and responsible.
The photo is by Pete Thompson.
Thrasher - June 1996 Volume 16 Number 6
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
"I've got much pride, I'm from D.C."
This is a sick photo. I like how Capital used a lot of horizontal layouts for their ads. They look cool scanned in and free from the vertical constraints of the printed page. Carlos is goofy footed so this might be a frontside flip.
Geoff Kula snapped the picture.
For the quote: Thrasher - March 1994 Volume 14 Number 3
Thrasher - February 1996 Volume 16 Number 2
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Vert Is Dead takes a brief and incomplete look at Washington D.C. over the next seven business days.
Brian is from Mansfield, Pennsylvania, lived in Ithaca, New York, and moved to the Washington D.C. area in 1985. His mom gave him a skateboard for Christmas that year and he has been rolling ever since. His first sponsor was Intensity Skates, which led to getting hooked up by H-Street. Brian had some tricks in Hokus Pokus. He was doing ollies and boardslides on some giant benches in DC. This helped to put the East Coast on the radar of the West Coast focused skateboard industry. Over the years he has ridden for several different companies, including One More Skateboards, People, and Circle A. Brian is also interested in painting and playing music. He went to school with Chris Hall and grew up skating with Sean Sheffey.
Thrasher - November 1996 Volume 16 Number 11