Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tommy Guerrero #7.

Junk Collector.

Tommy's from San Francisco, California. He started skateboarding in 1975 with his brother. He also skated with Bryce Kanights and Ray Meyer, who both happened to live in the neighborhood. Tommy was one of of the first to be sponsored and subsequently turn pro for street skateboarding, although he was pretty good on ramps, too. He helped start Real in the early 1990s and still is involved with the company to this day. TG plays music as well and has released several albums over the years.

I got skateboarding twice over the holiday break. I hit up the indoor park after taking care of the last of the shopping on Friday. Things had dried up enough on Christmas that I was able to roll at the local park for a bit in the afternoon. The weather has been alternating between rain and high winds as of late. The snow is supposed to be back real soon so that might be the end of skateboarding for the year.

There was a minor crisis at Vert Is Dead HQ with a little leakage in the basement due to melting snow. Fortunately the stacks all stayed dry and my dad adjusted the drainage from the gutters so things should be good.

Thrasher - May 1989 Volume 9 Number 5


nonickname said...

Yeah Justin's Dad!

My only skating for weeks up here in Canada has been dodging the ice and slush on the way to the mailbox, but it still felt good.

Justin said...

Thanks for the Christmas card.

My dad's good like that. It wasn't remotely bad and it was probably a good thing that it happened. I usually give the basement a good cleaning every year, but hadn't in a bit. The place needed a serious vacuuming and dusting. Things are little messy because all the boxes for Christmas decorations and stuff were out so we didn't have a lot of room to work with. Once the holiday is over, I can tidy up some more.

I'm ticked I didn't bring my board to work yesterday. The weather never did anything so it was calm and dry. I pushed around for five minutes on the sidewalk in the dark, which barely counts. I could've had a nice lunch break skate. Oh, well.