Monday, July 15, 2013

Andy Howell #2.

A little more.

Andy is from Virginia Beach and relocated to Atlanta. He skated vert a lot, but a knee injury caused him to focus on skating street. Andy started riding for Schmitt in 1987 and turned pro for them in 1989. He was a key part of helping start the New Deal in 1990. His graphics really helped define the company. As the Deal grew larger and expanded, Andy created Underworld Element. The team included Jeff Pang, Rick Ibaseta, Julien Stranger, and Harold Hunter. He had a clothing company called Zero Sophisto in the 1990s. H-Bomb was one of the early practitioners of skating switch and taking noseslides down big handrails, too.

Last man standing.

Note: This ran upside down in the magazine.

Bryce Kanights took the photo.

Thrasher - March 1989 Volume 9 Number 3


Anonymous said...

AP wasn't on Element.

Justin said...

Shit. He wasn't. I forgot he went from SMA to Consolidated. Corrected.

Anonymous said...

The spot Andy is skating was on Buford Hwy in Atlanta. It was called the laundry mat banks.