Monday, October 6, 2008

Drake Jones.

It's all about frame number four.

For as much of the stuff you remember, there's a lot you forget or maybe didn't notice the first time around. A photo gets tucked in the back between the band interviews or something and you don't think much about it at the time or even recall it being there. Then there are the guys that came along, kicked ass and left for greener fairways. I'm sure the kids today are wondering why all the older guys are stoked on Drake Jones, but there were several things that made him awesome in the mid 1990s. He had great style and great trick selection.

Thrasher - September 1996 Volume 16 Number 9


Keith said...

nice! One of my all time favourites!

Anonymous said...

Those kind of frontside flips (where the board goes up almost verticaly bwteen the legs and you dont really see the board flip) were really fashionable for a brief period in the mid-nineties. I remember spending ages learning them and then by 98/99 noone was doing them anymore. It's funny how trends come and go so fast in sk8ing.