Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vinnie Ponte #3.

Go play in traffic.

You know what trend bugs me? Everybody just runs and throws down their boards without a proper push. I get you need to do that sometimes to get gnarly, it just looks awkward at times.

The photo is by Lance Dawes and the graphic design is by Dave Kinsey.

Transworld - November 1996 Volume 14 Number 11

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jason Carney.

Zeus seems fitting for the tricks this guy did.

Jason was on H-Street and turned pro for Planet Earth. He started Maple with Kien Lieu in the mid 1990s. Jason runs Slappy’s Garage skateboard shop in San Diego these days.

Thanks to Quartersnacks for the link.

Ed Dominick took the photo.

Thrasher - April 1996 Volume 16 Number 4

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jay Adams.

Dogtown & Z Boys.

Legendary pro skateboarder Jay Adams passed away on Friday from a heart attack. As part of the Zephyr Skate Shop team, Jay brought a much more aggressive and surf inspired approach to skateboarding. Along with the other Z-Boys, Jay was key in taking skateboarding to pools and vertical terrain. He had his ups and downs over the years, but according to reports had turned things around in recent times.

Thrasher - September 1991 Volume 11 Number 9

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rodney Mullen #6.

If you want to sing out, sing out.

RIP Jay Adams.

Transworld - July 1996 Volume 14 Number 7

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Andrew Reynolds #6.

Battle Commander.

It was cool to see Kevin Long get a trick in the Boss's clip at Steve and Eric's skateboard park.

Transworld - June 1996 Volume 14 Number 6

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ron Chatman #3.

Post World Industries.

I've been meaning to get more Ron posts on here. After turning pro for World, Ron rode for a couple of different companies, including Milk with Christian Hosoi and ATM Click with the Gonz. ATM changed backers and switched to 60/40. Ron stuck around for a bit after Mark left for Real. He has worked as a teacher and is still skateboarding today.

The Chrome Ball Incident just put out a great interview with Todd Congelliere.

Thrasher - November 1996 Volume 16 Number 11

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mike Crum #2.

Texas tech.

Mike is from Texas. He was one of the new vert ams for Vision with Chris Gentry. They both turned pro for that company. After Vision, he rode for Prime and World Industries. He was also on DVS. Mike did a lot of street ticks on vert, such as giant nollies and pop shove-its, both regular and switch. He's got a pretty good ollie, too.

Circuit was a wheel company in the mid to late 1990s by Think. Danny Way, Tom Penny, Caine Gayle, and Daewon Song rode for them.

Thrasher - July 1996 Volume 16 Number 7