Friday, March 15, 2013

Claus Grabke #2.

Eight Dayz.

Claus turned 50 at the end of January. He's from Germany. Hopefully he is still rolling around a little bit. He played in bands and did art in addition to shredding the giant halfpipes. Claus is vegetarian. He turned down the chance to have the first pro model shoe on account of the fact that the shoe used leather and suede. So instead Natas got the first pro sneaker with Etnies.

Claus' name came up the other night when I was talking to my friend. He said he needed to get a new helmet because he was going to a birthday party at a skatepark soon. He was saying how back in the day he got a pink helmet because Claus had one.

Get ready for two weeks of Black Label starting on Monday. Basically it's going to be a bunch of guys you never really heard of and that one ad with Gino.

The photos are by Uli Niewöhner.

Thrasher - February 1989 Volume 9 Number 2

1 comment:

kevin said...

I follow Claus in instagram @clausgrabke and he definitely still skates. He also seems to now build motorcycles as well as guitars.

Love your site.