Friday, April 17, 2015

Scott Bourne #7.

Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia.

Scott had a full part in Pontus Alv's Strongest of the Strange video from 2005. It consisted of a lot of SF street action as well as hitting up spots in Europe. This loop in the cradle is in the video. There is also footage from a trip to Mongolia with Pontus and a couple other skaters. That's an unusual destination for skateboarding, but the crew found a few things to ride on. I want to say that Strongest of the Strange was about the last of the skateboarding we saw from Scott, as he moved on to become a writer soon after. I might be wrong on that.

The photo is by Bryce Kanights.

Thrasher - December 2002 Volume 22 Number 12

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scott Bourne #6.

Handrails at 6:00 PM.

I don't think of Scott as a handrail guy, but he has battled them over the years. Of course he tends to pick the odder, longer, flatter rails that often require a ramp or some type of special setup to get onto. He usually is doing some type of crazy nosepick or blunt fly out on a ramp. I've been watching a couple of his video parts and he does not do much in the way of lines, it's all going big and hoping to roll away unharmed.

The weather has been finally been nice enough to go skateboarding at the local park. I went for a long time Sunday afternoon and then until it got dark yesterday evening. It feels like I forgot what tricks I know how to do, which cannot be a good thing since there weren't many of them to begin with. It has been fun and I'm glad the winter is over.

Gabe Morford took the photos.

Slap - August 2000 Volume 9 Number 8

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Scott Bourne #5.

Scott gets inverted on a plywood extension at Jim Thiebaud's mini ramp.

Wasn't there some sort of beef between Consolidated and Deluxe in the early 2000s? I cannot remember exactly what stupid thing it was over, but I remember any Consolidated rider on Thunder and/or Spitfire got kicked off those teams.

Slap - March 1999 Volume 9 Number 3

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scott Bourne #4.

It's Scott Bourne week. I dug around and found a few things that probably haven't been on the internet as yet. Maybe.

Scott was an am for Consolidated and turned pro for them in the later 1990s. He left the Cube to ride for his own company called the Unbelievers in the early 2000s. After a tour of Europe, he became enamored with France so he moved there. He's a writer these days. Scott also rode for Vans and then Puma.

Slap - August 1998 Volume 7 Number 8

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scott Bourne #3.

"He's a natural born poet, he's just outta sight."

Hornet Wheels was done by Think in the mid 1990s. The team included Karma Tsocheff, Paul Zuanich, Hanzy Driscoll, Doug Saenz, Jesse Paez, and a few others. It did not last too long. I'm mentioning Hornet because Scott is wearing their shirt and he is listed as being sponsored by Spitfire.

Tobin Yelland took the photos and Cairo Foster wrote the words.

Transworld - August 1997 Volume 15 Number 8

Friday, April 10, 2015

Remy Stratton #9.

"Anyway, we were sitting there one night, in the mobile home, just raging, and Chris Cass stole all of our helmets and some silver paint; he took them up to the extension and spray-painted them all chrome. We didn't even know it because he just blended back into the party. The next day when we all woke up, we were wondering where our helmets were, so we went outside the mobile home the Doc bought for purposes of skate visitation, and we saw a bunch of Chrome Domes sitting on top of the extension. That's how it all began."

For the quote: Transworld - February 1995 Volume 13 Number 2

Transworld - March 1997 Volume 15 Number 3

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cara-Beth Burnside #2.

"I see myself promoting skating to make it a bigger, or in some way, better sport. I'm not out there skating because I want more girls to skate, but if I'm an influence to girl skaters that's cool. When I was younger, Patty Hoffman was doing all these tricks and I said, "Oh my God, that girl is ripping." It was that "if that girl can do it, I can do it" kind of thinking. I would love to see girls skate and get good. Maybe in ten years there will be more girls blowing doors and doing all sorts of rad tricks I've never dreamed of. All I can do is just be out there and skating in contests and demos, having other girls see me, and be cool to them if they come up and talk to me. That's important, too. If anybody wants to come up and talk to you, say a couple things, acknowledge them as a person. I see so many people get turned away."

It looks like the long awaited Vans video will be called Propeller and it premieres next month.

The photo is by Patty Segovia.

For the quote: Thrasher - October 1991 Volume 11 Number 10

Thrasher - August 1999 Volume 19 Number 8