Thursday, November 15, 2018

Matt Reason #6.


The dearly departed Matt Reason does a decent air on a mini. I was always a fan of Matt back in the 90s and I think I appreciate what he was doing even more today.

The photo is by Ryan Gee.

Transworld - June 1997 Volume 15 Number 6

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Marc Johnson #11.

Business & Company.

Marc flips out on a transition during the Maple days. He is working on a new project called Business & Company currently and has posted a few board samples on his Instagram. One of the graphics incorporates the classic Henry Sanchez Two Girls sticker as part of the art. Marc commented that he used to regularly put one of that sticker on his board and wanted to keep the tradition alive. I always thought that was a cool graphic and I like to know about people's sticker habits.

I missed a mild lunch break session yesterday because the forecast was a tad confusing and I didn't bring my board to work. Of course a rain/snow mix started up in the afternoon that eliminated the chance to roll later on. There were a few flakes in the air today, but I did give it a go at lunch. It was only about 32˚ F at best. I actually skated in my winter jacket, something I don't think I've ever done before. I rattled off my usual 50-50s, boardslides, and slappy tricks so I'm in a good mood.

Transworld - April 1997 Volume 15 Number 4

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Vinnie Ponte #5.

Big pig powered frontside attack.

I appreciate the different angle on this photo. You get a sense of how high Vinnie is. I think this is a frontside air, although I sort of can't tell if it might be a wallride.

We got our first taste of snow over the weekend. It was nothing major and more annoying than anything. I noticed at work that there was a lot less snow along the immediate lake front so I checked out the park in the evening. There were a number of small drifts covering parts of most of the ramps, but the parking block, one ledge, and one flatbar were all dry. I got in a nice half hour of skateboarding when I wasn't really expecting to. It wasn't even that cold since Lake Erie is holding at about 48˚ F.

Congrats to Daisuke Ikeda for winning the 25th annual Tampa Am contest.

Transworld - August 1997 Volume 15 Number 8

Monday, November 12, 2018

Reese Forbes #8.


Transworld - June 1997 Volume 15 Number 6

Friday, November 9, 2018

Chet Childress #9.

Chet 3000 circa 1997.

Chet slaps a frontside rock in a pool from a time before he grew a beard and had eye surgery. Also it is interesting to note the wheels he is riding had little holes in them as a weight saving approach. They would have been made by Direction, a mid 90s wheel brand done by NHS. The Vans have cupsoles, too.

The photograph is by Jai Tanju.

Transworld - October 1997 Volume 15 Number 10

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Salman Agah #5.

Salman floats over a bench in his regular stance.

Lance Mountain was the photogapher.

Transworld - September 1997 Volume 15 Number 9

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Oli Buergin & Darren Navarrette.

Lost in a European forest.

It's a double shot of two Vert Is Dead favorites. Oli had a great part in Pontus Alv's Strongest of the Strange video where he skates to New Order. I really don't know much about the guy, just I like what I've seen. Darren recently released a DVD for his Skeleton Key company that is over 80 minutes of mostly vert and bowl skating with some token street action. I watched all of it last night and the video is comparable to an old 80s vert VHS tape. The music is nearly all killer and the skaters include legends, current rippers, guys you've never heard of, and the children of obscure 1980s pros. There's also a Jeff Grosso segment that splices modern footage with his classic section from Streets On Fire.

I took the day off from work. It was too darn windy to skateboard. I tried, but had to give up. The wind off the lake at the skatepark was so strong you actually had to adjust how much you pushed because it zipped you along way too fast. On the plus side, I stocked up on new socks and ate some gravy covered hot dogs from a local restaurant.

The photos are by Vonarburg. I am not sure on a first name so if anybody knows, let me know.

Transworld - April 1997 Volume 15 Number 4