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