Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Corey Sheppard.

In like a lion.

This was the first Nadia ad that showed skateboarding. It was their second ad overall. You might as well make a splash by having the hot am on Blind blast a switch tre down a double set. Corey is from St. John's, Newfoundland. He turned pro in 2002. Corey might be living in Vancouver and doing masonry work these days. He got into art and graphic design a short time after turning pro.

I got the new issue of Thrasher yesterday. It's pretty thick with a lot of words, which is how you are supposed to make a magazine. I skimmed bits and pieces of it. It appears Guy Mariano and Eric Koston are going to be launching some type of deck company in the future. Although with all the love Guy gives Anthony Van Engelen, I could see him skipping that to ride for Fucking Awesome or Hockey. Diamond has formally ventured out into the footwear biz as Torey Pudwill and Brandon Biebel have joined the team. Starting a skater owned shoe brand in 2016 seems like a sure fire way to lose money, but good luck to 'em.

Transworld - December 2001 Volume 19 Number 12

1 comment:

nonickname said...

Yes Corey! (My mom's from St.John's so always was on the look out for his stuff).

Just saw Diamond shoes for the first time ever at a shop yesterday, granted chiller type shoes for $30 cdn in the sale bin, but after watching the videos on their instagram page for the new releases, I don't see anything noteworthy. They looked like thin, low-cut vulcs with a one piece toe. Where's the need for more of these?