Monday, October 12, 2009

Planet Earth.

Chris Miller started Planet Earth at about the same time the New Deal started. He left Schmitt Stix and partnered with Tony Magnusson at H - Street. The team was fairly small at first - Miller, Brian Lotti, Buster Halterman, Mark Roach and Eric Jueden. Things grew quickly and more riders were added. Barker Barrett, Felix Arguelles, Matt Schnurr, Brian Howard and Markus Wyndham were some of the many names who rode for the company.

Later in the 1990s, Rhythm Skateboards was added as a second brand. Adio Footwear was also started. Eventually K2 acquired the whole package and things were consolidated. Rhythm was dropped and Planet Earth was reduced to just being a clothing company before shutting down completely a few years ago.

David Walsh took the Miller photo and Grant Brittain took the Buster Halterman photo.

Thrasher - June 1990 Volume 10 Number 6


Anonymous said...

Mark Wyndham was amazing. He was doing switch inwards heels, and other great switch tricks, in 1991. But no one knew what to call it.

I'd love to see some of those sequences of him from TWS back in the day, especially the Planet Earth ad where they ask readers to explain the phrase, "Dedicated to the dispassionate deification of..."* He's doing something switch (a bigflip?) down a set of 4 stairs.

* I can't remember the rest of the phrase.

-- Rikku Markka

Justin said...

I think it was him and Ocean in Tony Hawk's Beyond column.

Chromeball Incident might have posted it already.

Keith said...

Don't forget Jovontae! One of the sickest parts in Now n Later.

"the girls"

"Mike Carroll is my friend"

justin said...

Chromeball did have the "dedicated to the..." ad from Planet Earth:

The Beyond column that I'm thinking of wasn't on there.

Anonymous said...

When you mentioned Chrome Ball in your reply, I went straight to it. It was actually a switch inward heel bigspin, which is even crazier.


-- Rikku Markka

16 millimeter said...

What ever became of Barker Barrett?

justin said...

Barker works for Element as far as I know.