Thursday, May 29, 2008

J.J. Rogers.



"J.J. Rogers was all over the ramp, every inch of it felt the wrath of his largeness. Here he is, utilizing the small extension by way of an alley - oop half - Cab to rock fakie."

This is from the December 1990 NSA Mini Ramp contest in San Jose. Rogers came in 9th. Omar Hassan was the winner, Tony Hawk took second and Steve Caballero placed third. O snapped the photo. After all these years, I'm fascinated with the more obscure skateboarders who were in the spotlight for less time than the Hassans, Hawks and Caballeros. Nothing against the top guys because there are very good reasons for the longevity of their careers and overall dedication, but skateboarding has been and should always include room for the underdogs and fringe elements.

Transworld May 1991 Volume 9 Number 5

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trip to see JJ get some props all these years later. Hayward gnar-core at its best.........

cold ones said...

JJ is classic. out of all the old skate photo nostaglia site, this is my favorite

Jay west said...

j.j. is by far one of the best to come out of the east bay scene in the early to mid 80s.....
lopes
brian ferdinand
moe guerin
vince R
jaff alberti
jason renyolds
bustos
e evans
mondo
rybul bros
GRIZ
anyone I forgot sorry
A.U.O.K.?