Thursday, March 30, 2017

Keith Hufnagel #10.

"I've always had a skateboard, probably since I was four years old. I used to ride BMX-freestyle with my brother and my friends. We played a lot of street hockey, and we skateboarded, too. But for some reason, when I was about thirteen, I started to skate more than anything else. I was always into sports when I was growing up. I ran track, scuba dived, and did a lot of different stuff. But skateboarding was always there."

Huf is from Manhattan. He grew up skating with Keenan Milton and Gino Iannucci. He was first sponsored by Life, Ron Allen's company that was backed by H-Street. Keith would stick with Ron when he did Fun out of the Deluxe camp. The Fun didn't last and Jim Thiebuad asked him to ride for Real. That was roughly 25 years ago and Huf is still on the team. For footwear, he was sponsored by DC and DVS. Later he would go on to start his self titled shoe brand that seems to be doing pretty well these days.

The lights are now on at the skatepark here. I wasn't expecting that since they weren't on Tuesday. I wound up staying for two hours last night. I didn't really have two hours of skateboarding in me.

For the quote: Transworld - July 1998 Volume 16 Number 7

Thrasher - August 1997 Volume 17 Number 8

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