Monday, May 10, 2010
Jason Adams & Tim Brauch.
“This wasn’t especially inspired by any existing superhero, it just came from me and Tim Brauch drinking together. We came up with the idea together, we were just always together. Lived together, skated every day, same sponsor, traveled, all that shit! It was the best time, salad days I tell ya…
Waking up every morning to take the longboards to 7-11 for coffee and doughnuts, planning skateboard action for the day and, well, getting drunk every night and trying to beat Tim in a wrestling match was always a hoot. He always beat my ass with ease, but every night I kept coming back for more. [If we had actual super powers], mine would be to turn water into beer. And Tim’s would have been to turn beer into weed!” - Jason Adams.
This week is going to be about Tim Brauch and Jason Adams, two pros from San Jose who were friends. Probably just about everybody reading this knows that Tim died eleven years ago from a heart condition. They both rode for SMA in 1993. Tim would switch to Santa Cruz when SMA was ended. Jason would bounce around between Creature, Scarecrow, Sonic, Enjoi and Black Label.
Big thanks to Seb at Memory Screened and Skateboarder for doing the Jason Adams interview that I lifted the quote from.
Thrasher - November 1993 Volume 13 Number 11