Friday, September 22, 2017

Leo Romero #4.

Thunderbuck Ram.

That's gonna get all sorts of weird search engine hits. It's the song title from Leo's part in Stay Gold. I've been low on words this week.

On the last night of summer, I finally stayed at the skate park until the lights shut off at 10:15 PM. I usually always stay until they turn off, but this year there were issues with the timer. I got into the habit of going a little earlier in the evening and would be done before it went dark. I couldn't land much of anything yesterday, yet I managed to land a half cab heelflip on flat. That trick gives me odd problems. It's there every try, but I don't end up landing it.

Skateboarder - June 2004 Volume 13 Number 10

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Andrew Reynolds #8.

Burning of the Midnight Lamp.

Fun fact about these Emerica ads: A whole bunch of 'em ran upside on the back cover of Skateboarder. I guess it makes them stand out, but the printers must have hated it.

Skateboarder - April 2004 Volume 13 Number 8

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tosh Townend #2.

Blackboard Jungle Dub.

Skateboarder - March 2004 Volume 13 Number 7

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Matt Allen.


Matt is from Victorville, California. In addition to Emerica, he rode for Foundation and Pharmacy Board Shop. His part in the F-Troop's 2007 video Cataclysmic Abyss is full of big rails and some tech stuff. Matt does a bunch of frontside heelflips, backside 360s, and big spins. In addition to his section, I watched the rest of Cataclysmic Abyss last night, too. That's a fairly solid video as a whole.

I also watched most of the new 917 video yesterday at the end of a slow work day. It was cool to see footage of Alex Olson's tricks from his Transworld interview from a couple of years ago. I'm glad the soundtrack was posted in the comments on YouTube because I would have been racking my brain for days trying to figure that one song was by Duster. I knew I recognized it, but I couldn't place it.

Skateboarder - December 2003 Volume 13 Number 4

Monday, September 18, 2017

Braydon Szafranski.


Braydon is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He was an am for Baker and later turned pro. He was dropped from the team a few years ago and I'm not sure if he has a board sponsor currently. I think he popped up in a Transworld tour article in the last couple of months. Jamie Thomas recently added him to the team of his new footwear company, Straye.

There's been a change of plans. A week of Emerica expanded into two weeks and Listen has been pushed back to October. I got on a roll scanning stuff on Saturday so that's the reason.

Skateboarder - November 2003 Volume 13 Number 3

Friday, September 15, 2017

Keegan Sauder #3.

Crash course in brain surgery.

Keegan is from Vancouver and has been sponsored by Real, Zero, and Blood Wizard. He was also on Vans. The guy zips around transitions and takes on handrails with a laid back style.

Listen or Emerica on Monday. The other will be for the week after next. I'm also thinking about some Philadelphia stuff in the near future.

The photograph is by Jeremiah Doubt.

Skateboarder - September 2005 Volume 15 Number 1

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rick McCrank #5.

We make things roll nice.

Momentum is a Canadian based wheel company that has been around since the 1998. Artist Andrew Pommier does a lot of the graphics. The team currently includes Rick McCrank, Magnus Hanson, Nate Lacoste, Steven Burke, and more. Brandon Biebel, Danny Way, Jose Rojo, Corey Sheppard, and several others have ridden for them over the years.

Shout out to WKND for adding Alexis Sablone to the team. I know this was announced a couple weeks ago, but I'm running behind at life.

RIP Grant Hart.

Jeremiah Doubt took the photo.

Skateboarder - May 2006 Volume 15 Number 9