Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bam Margera #2.

Monster Squad.

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


dflip said...

I Thought bam had one clip in Welcome to Hell. An it's a drop in an I think he slams. These dates make be believe it is him.
I loved his drop in era.

Justin said...

You are probably correct. His name was listed with one of the sections for Welcome To Hell on Skately. I haven't had time to check that out. His skating was a little something different from everybody else back then. Some of the stuff he was doing is probably an influence on how the newer pros skate today: big drops, good transition skills, and some tech tricks.