Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Al Partanen #3.

Parts started Illenium in the summer of 1999 after Creature was killed by a mob of angry villagers. The team included Mike Peterson, Steve Forstner, Christian Brox and Troy Mahony. Illenium also introduced us to a hot new am from Milwaukee by the name of Greg Lutzka. It lasted for a few years before joining many skateboard business ventures in the defunct company graveyard. Fortunately the story has a happy ending since Al joined up with the resurrected Creature squad, scored a shoe deal with Nike and is still destroying pools and parks at the age of forty with a full head of hair. That Lutzka kid is doing alright, too.

The photo is by Ed Dominick.

Thrasher - October 1999 Volume 19 Number 10

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