Thursday, July 2, 2015
Kris Markovich #15.
One Zero One.
You always got something groundbreaking with a photo from Daniel Harold Strut. Spike Jonze, too. It was usually the hottest pros doing a crazy trick you'd never seen before and it looked really cool. This had to have been one of the first documented backside noseblunts on something other than a curb since the photo was taken in 1991.
Does anybody know where the term mall grab came from? It seems like Michael Burnett has popularized it in recent years. The question was raised in the comments the other day and I don't really have an answer.
I can vaguely remember discussing how to hold your board back in the day and I think we knew not to hold on to it by the trucks. I recall in 1997 or 1998 grabbing my board by the truck by accident and getting a sliver of metal in my finger. I've made it a point to never touch my trucks ever since.
Vert Is Dead will be back on Monday with one more week of early 1990s stuff. Have a good holiday and be careful around the fireworks.
The photo is by Daniel Harold Sturt.
Thrasher - January 1992 Volume 12 Number 1