Thursday, September 15, 2016
California Cheap Skates 1993.
1993 was probably about the leanest year for skateboarding before things started to rebound. Steve Rocco wasn't selling his wares to CCS at the time so that definitely hurt their business. You've got a sampling of Real, Stereo, Think, Santa Cruz, and Powell. Acme and Channel One are both well represented. There are new companies like Consolidated and Color, too. H-Street had changed the name to Evol by this time and Vision was going by Other Level. G & S is lingering around as And. I dig the Stereo John Deago and Chris Pastras boards. The graphics for the early ATM Click decks are radical.
Owning a bearing press sure makes life a lot easier. I decided my old wheels were done so I put some brand new ones on my current set up last night.
That Grant Taylor kid is really good.
The trippy Jeremy Wray photo was provided by the folks at Union Wheels.
This is the Fall 1993 catalog.