Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Bam Margera #2.
Bam was added to the Toy Machine team in 1997. I don't think he got a lot of coverage after 1994 riding for Evol until Ed Templeton put him on the Machine. I could be wrong on this. I was searching for an Evol ad, but never found anything. They were in the process of going into footwear and starting Osiris so a teenager from Pennsylvania was probably a low priority. Since Bam's friend Mike Maldonado was already on Toy Machine, that gave him a connection. Their skate buddy Kerry Getz was hooked up at this time, too.
Bam had two parts in 1998's Jump Off A Building. One was him skating street and the other was all footage from FDR in Philadelphia. His skating was a blend of tech tricks and transition shredding with reckless drop-ins and big gaps thrown in for good measure.
The photos are by Ryan Gee.
Transworld - June 1997 Volume 15 Number 6