Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brian Lotti #3.
I kept flipping by this and figured it needed to be online.
This is an email conversation between Slap editor Mark Whiteley and Niall Neeson. There are some interesting points made here. It's also interesting how much things have changed in the decade since this dialogue. The notions of guest (Gest) boards were relatively unheard of back then, but now it seems hard to imagine skateboarding without them. Skateboarding nostalgia is such a difficult beast to deal with. It's a lot of fun to look back on things through the years, although I'd kind of prefer to think about going skateboarding today after work. The fact that the modern era of skateboarding isn't terribly old compared to something like football or baseball and lacks the well documented history of those activities complicates the matter. Skateboarding is such an of the moment activity that it doesn't always help itself at preserving highlights from the past. The internet obviously changes a lot about Niall and Mark's talk, since now any youngster can watch nearly every video ever made as long as they can remember what us old farts told them to check out.
Congrats to the Chrome Ball Incident for hitting number 700.
Chris Ortiz took the photos.
Slap - December 2000 Volume 9 Number 12