Friday, February 26, 2010

Jason Adams.

The Kid during the Think days. He rode for SMA afterward and then Sonic and Scarecrow before winding up on the Black Label. Adams left the Label for a couple of years to ride for Enjoi and had a part in their Bag Of Suck video. That's probably my favorite video and I'd be willing to make a half assed claim for Bag Of Suck being the best video ever. But I'm not going to go there.


RIP Bob Biniak.

Thrasher - May 1992 Volume 12 Number 5

Thursday, February 25, 2010


With all the appearances 40s of Olde English malt liquor made in the early 1990s, you'd think they sponsored skateboarders. They could have been the Red Bull of 1992. It really was a simpler time back then.

Transworld - May 1992 Volume 10 Number 5

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brian Ferdinand #2.

Underground ripper taking down a handrail.

There is a cool new clip on Thrasher website with Jake Phelps, Curtis Hsaing, Dan Drehobl, John Cardiel, Coco Santiago and a couple others skating a small vert/big mini ramp. It looked like a fun session.

Thrasher - March 1992 Volume 12 Number 3

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Forties & John Cardiel.

A couple of classics in the truest sense of the word.

I'm liking Austin Stephen's weekly video selections on the Toy Machine website.

Slap - July 1992 Volume 1 Number 4

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mike Youssefpour #4.

It's a cold and supposed to snow again outside. This picture feels all nice and warm. I like the kitty and bird drawings, even though they don't really fit in with most of the Santa Cruz art, other than AP's Otter slick graphic.

Transworld - February 1992 Volume 10 Number 2

Friday, February 19, 2010

Josh Beagle #5.

If skateboarding does make it to the Olympics, somebody had better use one of their runs in the medal round to pull off a homage to Neil Blender where they do a few tricks and then stop skating to draw on the ramps.

Transworld - July 1992 Volume 10 Number 7

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Josh Beagle #4.

Adventure today.

The photo is by Scott Needham.

Thrasher - October 1992 Volume 12 Number 10

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Josh Beagle #3.

Josh did a lot of big gaps and rails in the 1990s. I know that there were other guys doing some of the same stuff, but in looking at the pictures now, it seems like Josh was pushing the limits. He has that balls to the wall John Cardiel attack to the obstacles he was skating. I don't now if he gets enough recognition these days for what he was doing back then.

Transworld - January 1992 Volume 10 Number 1

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Josh Beagle #2.

This is Josh's Firing Line from Thrasher:

What's your middle name, Joshua?


And when were you born?


Where do you live?

Laguna Niguel.

Josh, what would you do if I throw that soda at you?

I'd let PD come and lick it off.

Do you watch Melrose Place?

Depends on my mood - if I'm gushy-gushy. But if I drank a couple of coffees, I have to watch MacGuyver or Cops. I go through these phases where I watch a lot of TV, and then I don't watch TV and I just sit there and stare at myself and try to read my own mind. That's pretty deep.

If you were a rock and roller, what kind of band would you be in?

It would be a cross between fIREHOSE and The Melvins. It'd be all bodoneno, bodoneno, grrrgrrrgrrr.

Have you been skating vert lately?

Yeah, there is this bank to wall by my house. Seriously man, it rocks.

What is your favorite thing to skate right now?

Me and Heath Kirchart have been skating in the rain a lot lately. Going through puddles and stuff, qushshsh.

What's a big word that means something to you?

Flatulate, you know what that means.


Steve Sherman took the photo.

Note: I usually never do this, but this photo was used to promote what was going to be in the next issue of Transworld and had some text in the top left corner that I took out with Photoshop.

For the interview: Thrasher - April 1994 Volume 14 Number 4

Transworld - April 1992 Volume 10 Number 4

Monday, February 15, 2010

Josh Beagle.

It's going to be Josh Beagle all week. Josh was pro for Foundation for most of the 90s and maybe even a little of the 2000s before retiring the board with his name on it. He did a lot of work behind the scenes for Foundation in terms of video editing and production, even when he was skating for them.

Note: The filmer for Baker was given the nickname Beagle for a slight resemblance to this former F-Trooper.

Slap - July 1992 Volume 1 Number 4

Friday, February 12, 2010

Spitfire #6.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Thrasher - December 1992 Volume 12 Number 12

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dan Drehobl #7.

Dan's only ad on Foundation. He got kicked off in another ad a couple months later. He rode for Think for the 1990s and the early 2000s before joining up with the Gonz at Krooked. The current Schmoo series of boards are great.

When are the Fourstar Sean Malto Kansas shirts coming out? He was wearing one in the Etnies advertisement last month. I keep checking the internet, but nothing yet. I really want to get one of those.

Transworld - March 1992 Volume 10 Number 3

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Danny Sargent #3.

Sarge blasts some stairs in SF. According to the new issue of Thrasher, he was skating at the SOTY party.

I had the board he is riding in the photo. It was the first slick I ever had. It's a little hard to tell from the photo what the graphics are, but it is a slightly futuristic scene of a guy with a gun in a city. I learned pressure flips on that board.

Slap - July 1992 Volume 1 Number 4

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gershon Mosley.

All around ripper and sweaty guy, Gershon Mosley.

I dig the green lighting in this photo.

Does he have rails on a slick?

Transworld - April 1992 Volume 10 Number 4

Monday, February 8, 2010

Israel Forbes #2.

Thin Izzy with a backside ollie at Derby.

Rollerblader BGPs.

Transworld - November 1992 Volume 10 Number 11

Friday, February 5, 2010

Remy Stratton #6.

One of my favorite pros for Friday.

The new issue of Transworld is really thin for size. However, it's looking like a good one for editorial content. I've only read a little bit of it. There's a Lizard King interview and You Will Soon's Dan Watson has an article on skateboarders rapping in their video parts.

In other skateboard related print news, Mark Gonzales' skateboard wheel is reviewed in the new issue of Art In America.

Transworld - February 1992 Volume 10 Number 2

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jim Thiebaud #2.

Since Jim's writing keeps coming up on Crailtap, here's a sample.

Crockpot was a column in Transworld that ran a few times in 1992. I believe TWS ran it a few years earlier and brought it back, but I wasn't skating then and don't know for sure. They had a few good short interviews with Andy Jenkins, Mark Lewman and Spike Jonze, Jeff Phillips, Mike Vallely and one with Mark Gonzales that featured the painting collage made with cigarette packs.

The interview was by Thomas Campbell and the photos were by Luke Ogden.

Transworld - September 1992 Volume 10 Number 9

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Brian Lotti #2.

Veggie footed hip ollie. Check out the 90210 hat.

Transworld - April 1992 Volume 10 Number 4

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Laban Pheidias.

The second wave of Blockhead focused more on the streets as most of the new ams were taking the big drops. Laban was the leading the charge, along with Dan Rogers and Jeremy Wray. It should be noted that Sam Cunningham skated some big rails in Splendid Eye Torture, too. Gotta give the old guys their due.

Grant Brittain took the pictures.

Transworld - September 1992 Volume 10 Number 9

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kris Markovich #6.

Union was a new wheel company in 1992. They had a pretty loaded team - Markovich, Eric Koston, Mike Vallely, Alphonzo Rawls, etc.

It's going to be random stuff for the next two weeks. I've got a week of Josh Beagle planned, except I need to scan one more photo in and I'm slowly putting together a little something on when Consolidated started.

Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6