Friday, June 28, 2013
Blender and Claar's antics in Speed Freaks. Nothing more needs to be said.
This ad has really grown on me as of late. It's photos of the editing suite for the video.
Duane Pitre interview at the Berrics? That ought to confuse the kids a little.
Yes, there will be five days of Vert Is Dead next week and it will be in living color. I was thinking about a little break and then I got motivated again.
Thrasher - February 1990 Volume 10 Number 2
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
You know things are a little different when you've got two street wheels bigger than the vert guy's signature model.
Speaking of vert, and I should have mentioned this yesterday, I caught some of whatever contest was on NBC on Saturday afternoon. Alex Perelson was dropping in on the extension and then doing a frontside 50-50 at 100 MPH as his first trick.
Ryan Gee was the photographer.
Transworld - January 1997 Volume 15 Number 1
Monday, June 24, 2013
Mickey rode for SMA and was the team manager at Deluxe. He was part of the thin blue line for a bit in the 1990s before going back to being the team manager at Deluxe. You don't want to mess with Mic-E.
SMA had some of the coolest ads around this time.
It's going to be a mix of old and new stuff for the week. Maybe more old than new. Depends what I feel like doing each day.
Thrasher - July 1989 Volume 9 Number 7
Friday, June 21, 2013
Wade goes street with a frontside flip on a bank. Deluxe has always had their own style that looks different from the rest, especially in the 1990s.
I found this on my computer. I don't remember the ad or scanning it. Everybody wins.
Thrasher - July 1994 Volume 14 Number 7
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Black Label gives you options.
Riky has a board out on Black Label's Emergency division these days. I don't know so much about Tony. I want to say he also rode for Billabong or one of those clothing companies.
So Brian Anderson's new deal is called 3D and is backed by Skate Mental?
Thrasher - December 1988 Volume 8 Number 12
Friday, June 14, 2013
That's it for Indy week. I should do a Tracker week sometime, but not right now. Y'all get two weeks of leftovers starting on Monday. It won't be any worse than what I normally post as I clear out the computer of old scans from Toy Machine, Black Label, and who knows what else.
Slap - August 1997 Volume 6 Number 8
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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Friday, June 7, 2013
I figure you can't do a look back at Metropolitan without including this.
Ari is from Holland and moved to New York City in 1980. To sum it up briefly, Ari is a photographer who has taken pictures of skateboarders, snowboarders, fine artists, and more. This article was published my senior year of college and I thought it was amazing because here was somebody who was taking photos of skateboarders and also famous artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat. The layout and handwritten text are great.
I've been helping some friends clean out the house they grew up in this week. They had their old basketball hoop in the garage. I noticed that it still had two Intensity Skates stickers on the backboard that I must have put there twenty some years ago.
Thomas Campbell got the assist.
Transworld - November 1995 Volume 13 Number 11
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Jones rode for Infamous and Supreme. He's riding a Menace Joey Suriel board in the photo. His brother Chris was pro for Capital. Chris also rode for Infamous, along with Element and Zoo York.
This might have been the last ad for Metropolitan before the company was put out to pasture. Since it was only around about a year and half, just about everything they did has been scanned online already.
I'm glad I went skateboarding last night even though it was a little windy because it is raining buckets today.
Thrasher - December 1995 Volume 15 Number 12
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Metal cellar door.
Bobby has ridden for Stereo, Mad Circle, Infamous, enjoi, and Traffic over the years. I think that's all of them. Somebody got bummed I forgot Infamous the last time I did a post about him so I'll make sure they get mentioned this time around. There's a new web video of Bobby skateboarding around the less than fine parts of the Big Apple that the internet chatters have been having fun discussing lately. He definitely has his own take on things and I think that is good in the end.
Ryan had Capital and Stereo for board sponsors. I don't think I know much else about him actually.
So is there going to be a new company out of Deluxe with Jason Dill, AVE, Alex Olson, Brian Anderson and whoever else needs a board sponsor?
Ryan Gee was the photographer.
Thrasher - May 1995 Volume 15 Number 5
Monday, June 3, 2013
Metropolitan was a wheel company out of Deluxe that lasted from 1994 to 1996. A lot of the art for the ads was based on the work of photographer Ari Marcopoulos and his photos of New York City. The team included Keith Hufnagel, Bobby Puleo, Ryan Hickey, Jones Keeffe, and more NYC heads.
Ari Marcopoulos took the photo.
Thrasher - December 1994 Volume 14 Number 12