Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Steve Berra #2.


The kids know him these days as a skatepark operator and Alien Workshop pro, but back then Mr. Berra could throw down some mean tricks on the giant wooden U. He was also doing the latest tricks in the streets, too.

The pictures are by Chris Ortiz.

Thrasher - October 1992 Volume 12 Number 10

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Darin "Cookiehead" Jenkins.

Darin was an H - Street vert am who also did the carcass toss down some big gaps and rails. He is wearing the Henry Sanchez t - shirt with the two girls on it. I think that's an underrated graphic from back then.

He possibly rides for Pocket Pistol Skates these days.

The photo is by Daniel H. Sturt.

Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kien "Donger" Lieu.

Not everybody went with small wheels and low impact tech tricks in 1992. Lieu kept things rolling with massive ollies in the streets.

He rode for H-Street, Life, Planet Earth, Maple and Dynasty.

Transworld - December 1992 Volume 10 Number 12

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jaya Bonderov.

Jaya rode for Santa Cruz and Adrenalin. He also got into taking photos that were pretty good.

The photo is by Noah Martineau.

Transworld - December 1992 Volume 10 Number 12

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Omar Hassan.

Omar put on a show in the Independent Trucks tour video from the other summer. He turned pro at sixteen for Blockhead and shuffled over to Acme when Jim Gray started that company. He rode for Acme co-brand Formula One for a portion of the mid 1990s and then settled in at Black Label.

I cruised around the skatepark last night. My old man legs actually worked and it was fun until the wind froze my hands. I knew I should have brought gloves.

Transworld - March 1992 Volume 10 Number 3

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

John Montesi.

This guy had some dope skating in all the New Deal videos. I think he has a shop now and he pops up from time to time on the SPoT website.

Thrasher - May 1992 Volume 12 Number 5

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

John Deago & Rob "Sluggo" Boyce.

Sluggo was one of the first pros for Real after Tommy Guerrero and Jim Thiebaud. He was primarily a vert guy, but skated street, too. John was on H-Street and Real before turning pro for Stereo.

I've got about ten scans left from 1992. I'm going post all those and then move onto something new. One logical step might be 1993 or I might skip ahead a few years. I don't know yet. I'll also hit number 500 in the middle of April.

Thrasher - May 1992 Volume 12 Number 5

Monday, March 22, 2010

Consolidated #3.

Jason Jessee doing research.

Note: This is the last of the Consolidated ads that I have from 1992. I lost the October issue of Transworld from that year and hence I'm missing one ad from the first five months of the longest name in skateboarding's existence.

Transworld - December 1992 Volume 10 Number 12

Friday, March 19, 2010

Alan Petersen #5.

Gimme danger.

Transworld - November 1992 Volume 10 Number 11

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Consolidated #2.

Statement of purpose.

Transworld - September 1992 Volume 10 Number 9

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Consolidated #1.

The cube starts here.

Transworld - August 1992 Volume 10 Number 8

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Karma Tsocheff #2.

Karma had turned pro for Dogtown, but that company fizzled out and he wound up at SMA. His tenure on Santa Monica Airlines was brief because Consolidated would be starting soon.

Transworld - May 1992 Volume 10 Number 5

Monday, March 15, 2010

Corey Chrysler.

Corey jumped down some big gaps. He rode for SMA and then joined up with Alan Petersen, Karma Tsocheff and Jason Jessee for Consolidated.

Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6

Friday, March 12, 2010

Chris Senn.

Nose blunt slide on a curb from the Blood Wizard.

Chris turned pro for Powell. He has ridden for Channel One, Adrenalin, Toy Machine and Element over the last eighteen years. He's won a few contests in his time and was named Thrasher's SOTY in 1995.

I had a Blood Wizard deck last summer. The wood was light and strong. My only complaint was that the top ply was red, which is my least favorite color. I thought all the gnarly SF guys considered red boards bad luck and wouldn't ride that color.

Thrasher - July 1992 Volume 12 Number 7

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ron Knigge.

Ron was a favorite from the first New Deal video with his fancy footwork and smooth lines. He added a few of the 1992 tricks like pressure flips and late flips to his moves for 1281, in addition to popping some big nollies. For Children Of The Sun, Ron cleaned up the circus tricks and the results were much better.

Ron has nothing to do with Plan B. The rumor is that Torey Pudwill is off Almost and on Plan B.

Thrasher - July 1992 Volume 12 Number 7

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ricky Oyola #2.

Don't mess with his Z-Rollers.

It's all things loosely associated with Plan B this week. More or less. I think I'm going to finally step up to my idea about the early history of Consolidated next week.

The photos are by T. Eric Monroe.

Thrasher - March 1992 Volume 12 Number 3

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ronnie Bertino #2.

Ronnie started on Think before Henry Sanchez got him on Blind. He also rode for Plan B and finally ATM. He isn't pro any longer, but he works at ATM as the domestic sales manager.

Thanks to 48 Blocks for doing the interview with Ronnie.

Niko Achtipes took the photos.

Transworld - November 1992 Volume 10 Number 11

Monday, March 8, 2010

Plan B Questionable Video.

Plan B and Element joining forces?


Thrasher - March 1992 Volume 12 Number 3

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mike Carroll #6.

EMB, MC, Ventures and Sam Smyth's nose slide to nose grind. It doesn't get any more 1992 than that.

I told you it would be better today.

Slap - July 1992 Volume 1 Number 4

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mike Carroll #5.

You gotta wonder if things like this contributed to Rick and Mike starting Girl. Sorry, Mike. I'll post something a little better tomorrow.

Thrasher - April 1992 Volume 12 Number 4

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ed Templeton & Mike Vallely.

Ah, the tricks of 1992.

Ed and Mike did TV with financial backing from what was left of Vision in 1992. TV quickly changed to Television as the pair of former New Dealers joined up with the Zero Two company. The spelled out version of TV wasn't around long either. Ed started Toy Machine soon after and Mike went back to Powell, started Transit, rode for Black Label, helmed the brief existence of Vallely Skateboards and finally found a home at Element.

Transworld - July 1992 Volume 10 Number 7

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wade Speyer #5.

This one is for you, Rikku.

Wade pulling off a transfer at the old Powell Peralta Skatezone.

The photo is by Chris Ortiz.

Transworld - August 1992 Volume 10 Number 8

Monday, March 1, 2010

Eric Ricks #3.

It's March. That means skateboard season starts soon... once the two feet of snow melts.

Thrasher - October 1992 Volume 12 Number 10