Friday, June 28, 2013

Neil Blender #12.

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

Nanda Zipp #3.

Nanda ollies over the hip at Burnside.

The team in the small photo is Tom Knox, Kit Erickson, Mike Crabtree, Nanda Zipp, and Simon Woodstock.

Thanks for the link, Quartersnacks.

This is from a 1994 Sonic catalog.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Steve Olson #4.

The Crazy Monk.

Thrasher - February 1996 Volume 16 Number 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Matt Reason #4.

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 Reyes.

Sick Boy.

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 Speyer #9.

War Ensemble.

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

Ed Templeton #17.

Whoomp! There it is.

Dan Lutheran is now pro for the Machine. Nice. I like that kid's style.

Thomas Campbell took the photo. Ed probably took the photos of his wife.

Transworld - March 1994 Volume 12 Number 3

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jason Lee #4.

"You know I'll give you a hundred bucks and I'll take you out to Benihana's if you slide that 75 foot handrail. I'll give you 600 tries, I'll be back next week."

Obviously you have to have Jason after the Gonz.

Thrasher - October 1993 Volume 13 Number 10

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mark Gonzales #14.

Super champion fun zone.

Gonz catches air in Tony's backyard.

The photo is by Sean Sullivan photo. It is from the 1990 Thrasher Calendar.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Riky Barnes & Tony Chiala

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

Skip Pronier #4.

Highway star.

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

Rick Howard #9.

Sitting on the dock of the bay.

Slap - July 1997 Volume 6 Number 7

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Andy Roy #2.

Magazine staple for a nose ring.

Slap - February 1997 Volume 6 Number 2

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Peter Hewitt #8.

"Y'all thought Nike was here for skateboarding." - Gary Rogers.

Slap - September 1996 Volume 5 Number 9

Monday, June 10, 2013

Osage Buffalo.

It's just some random Indy ads I liked the design of for the week.

Osage is a Portland local and one of the guys who helped get Burnside started.

Slap - March 1996 Volume 5 Number 3

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ari Marcopoulos.

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 Keeffe.

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

Metropolitan Wheels #2.

The light at the end of the tunnel.

The photo is by Ari Marcopoulos.

Thrasher - August 1995 Volume 15 Number 8

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ryan Hickey & Bobby Puleo.

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 Wheels.

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