Thursday, September 15, 2016

California Cheap Skates 1993.







Sugar Magnolia.

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.

7 comments:

stephen said...

yeah... even though i've been skating since 1984, end of 92'-93' was the dark ages for me, i still skated but i don't even remember any of these decks. really didn't start paying attention to the scene again until 1994.

ODG said...

Geez, definitely not a landmark year deck-wise. Hey, since you've mentioned Acme a few times, do you have any Tony Briseno? That dude was great...

nonickname said...

That Peterka deck looks like it should be a screengrab from Polar video.
can't see the graphic on the "whiney day" too well, was this a shot at Danny Way?

Bill said...

I would love to see the shoe and clothing section. Can anyone post a link to your blog on slap? People would love to see CCS week.

Justin said...

Yeah, the Peterka deck does look like it's from I Like It Here. I cannot tell what the Whiney Day graphic is at all. It might have been, but it looks like a bunch of random little stuff.

ODG - I had a Briseno post during a week of Sonic.

ODG said...

Oops, my bad. Forgot to say as well that these posts are great.

vaskateboards said...

Loved that time! So many smaller companies popping up with different stuff!