Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Splendid Eye Prize.
Sometime in the early 2000s, 2001 I think, Transworld had a contest for the 15th anniversary of Blockhead Skateplanks. You had to send in a letter naming as many of the people who rode for Blockhead that you could remember. The big prize for the most names was a portable flat bar from King Rails. King Rails was an obstacle company run by former Blockhead rider Jeff King. I busted out my copy of Splendid Eye Torture and wrote down all the names listed in the credits. For good measure, I added a few other names to the list, like Dan Rogers, Jeremy Wray, and Laban Pheidias. I mailed my answers in and didn't think any more of it until this big, beat up cardboard box showed up one day a couple of months later. Transworld said I had listed way more names than anybody else. I still use this thing every so often. I keep it in the garage at my parents. It's handy to have if there isn't anything else to skate.