Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jim Murphy #3.



Toxic Vert Avenger.

Murf lived in Buffalo, NY before his family moved to New Jersey. He started skateboarding in 1975 in the Garden State. He's ridden for Zorlac, Alva, Shut, and Toxic. Jim is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in economics. He picked Rutgers because Tom Groholski had his ramp in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1997, he started Wounded Knee Skateboards with the late Andy Kessler. They wanted to make shaped boards for people who were riding bowls. I'm not sure if that is still an ongoing project. Murf is also the Skateboard Editor at Juice Magazine.

The photo is by Bill Thomas.

Transworld - January 1992 Volume 10 Number 1

5 comments:

Justin said...

An interview from Juice magazine from a few years ago:
http://juicemagazine.com/home/jim-murphy/

Hans Stacy said...

Wounded knee is still going strong...

Justin said...

Good to know. The website looked like it had not been updated in a bit.

Jeff said...

Skadoosh!

stephen said...

Is that the watershed ramp in Newport RI? I vaguely remember skating there.