Monday, January 30, 2012

Sergie Ventura.

Sergie is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was sponsored by Christian Hosoi back in the day. When Christian started Tuff Skates in the early 1990s with the backing of Vision, Ventura rode for that short lived company. He is riding one of their boards in this ad. After Tuff, he rode for Formula One and set a then world record for the highest air with an 11.81 foot air in 1996. Sergie was also on Think and was on some of the Tony Hawk arena tours. He currently rides for Hosoi, Ace Trucks, Type-S Wheels and Etnies.

Speaking of Tony Hawk, he's got a new video clip out where he goes totally Todd Congelliere with the backside bigspin.

I got to skateboard for the first time this year yesterday. We had initially made plans to hit up an indoor park in Buffalo. However the weather was nice enough that we could go to the outdoor local park. It was a little cold and windy, but nothing gloves and layers couldn't overcome. Everything was dry and there was no snow around. Good times.

Thrasher - September 1990 Volume 10 Number 9

1 comment:

Keith said...

Big airs on vert have always been awesome to me. What blew me away about him the first time I saw him in person was how short he is. A short guy getting that much air makes it even crazier to me.