Monday, March 21, 2016

Jason Adams #10.

"It was hell, with rainbows and kitty cats, but we had health insurance."

Jason was on enjoi from 2004 to 2007. He had been on Black Label before and went back to the Label afterward. The Kid's part in Bag of Suck featured lots of slappys and wallrides. He wasn't just sticking to curbs and did slappys on hubbas and wallrides out of manuals. There were some abrupt vertical surfaces that were grinded with the aid of minimal transition. Jason did big ollies on street and got some airtime in the skateparks, too.

The Kid is from San Jose, California and has been pro for nearly 25 years now. He started off on Think, switched to SMA, rode for Creature and Scarecrow, and got on the Black Label a few times. He currently is sponsored by John Lucero's company. He was also on Mike Vallely's Elephant a couple of years ago. I've always been a fan since his interview in Transworld back in 1993. I like how he mixes a variety of tricks without being too caught up in the flavors of the day. Jason has been doing art for a while now and has developed a unique style with spray paint and stencils. enjoi even liked his paintings enough to use them for a guest series of boards after he left the Panda.

I set up a new board last night. It looks like it will be damp all week so I probably could have waited until the weekend.

For the quote: Transworld - December 2015 Volume 33 Number 12

Beer Hunter: Thrasher - September 2006 Volume 26 Number 9

Duffs: Thrasher - October 2006 Volume 26 Number 10


Anonymous said...

Which board company did you just set up?

Tank said...

Don't forget Sonic as a board sponsor. It was my favorite company when I started skating.

nonickname said...

That's awesome Tank, after doing a search on Skately for Sonic stuff I clearly remember trying that woodstock/Adams move where one guy flips the others board with his hand. Not sure if we ever landed one though.

Justin said...

Yup, I forgot Sonic. I think he rode for them twice.

I got a Quasi Tyler Bledsoe. I had one of their boards before and liked it, but I'm not sure about this one. It feels heavy. I only skated in the street for five minutes yesterday because we got a little snow. Polar hasn't released their spring line yet and I needed a new deck.

Ben said...

He did another company for a bit after Elephant called The Teen-aged.

Justin said...

That's right. He had has own branch of Black Label called Six Gun just before he left for enjoi. Chet Childress was the other pro on that team.