Friday, September 2, 2011

Ruben Orkin.

If you've ever looked at the masthead in Thrasher, there are the names of three deceased skaters listed under all the staff credits. Everybody should know who Phil Shao was, but Curtis Hsiang and Ruben Orkin are probably a little less well known. I've posted a few scans of Curtis and I've been meaning to include Ruben as well. He was the team manager at Thunder and Spitfire until his untimely passing from lung cancer in 1999. His signature trick was the Rube-a-Dube, an alley-oop frontside grind to hang up. That's what he's doing in the sequence.

Enjoy the Labor Day weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday with another four days of Fourstar.

Thrasher - May 1999 Volume 19 Number 5


royce said...

best person ever. miss him everyday!

Pang said...

Ruben is the man! R.I.P. Miss the days on Linda St in the Mission.