Wednesday, October 30, 2013
It's got Skull in the name so of course it gets included in Halloween week.
Skull Skates was started up in Canada back in 1978 by brothers Rick and Peter Ducommun. The team has included a number of legends over the years, such as the OG Steve Olson, David Hackett, Duane Peters, and Tod Swank. Christian Hosoi also partnered with Skull in the mid 1980s. There were several more obscure pros like Phil Esbenshade, Ray Hoover and the Godoys. They made decks for Gang Green, The Vandals, Social Distortion, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, too.
Their ads were a lot gnarlier just before the time I started to skateboard.
The photo is by Geoff Graham.
Transworld - January 1990 Volume 8 Number 1