Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Israel rode for SMA until NHS merged the company with Santa Cruz. I liked his part set to CCR in the slightly Mexican themed El Video Número Tres video. The video featured Jason Adams, Frank Hirata, Ron Whaley, Paul Sharpe, Tim Brauch and Hideo Sackuragi. The soundtrack had a good sampling of early 90s listening habits for many and included NOFX, White Zombie, Ween, Quicksand, The Sex Pistols, Dinosaur Jr. and more Ween. Somebody at SMA liked the Ween.
Israel stuck with the Dot as did Ron and Tim. Hirata and Sharpe moved to Foundation. Jason went to Scarecrow and then Sonic before hooking up with the Black Label.
The photos are by Thomas Campbell.
Thrasher - October 1994 Volume 14 Number 10
Note on Steve Olson from yesterday: He skates regular. Which means there is no way in hell he is doing a switch 360 flip. Maybe a 360 flip, but from the position of the feet and the board, the safe money is on an inward heelflip. Transworld didn't run a correction or anything. Let's chalk this up to either the photographer forgetting what the trick was or an editor wanting to make the mag seem more advanced than it was at the moment.