Saturday, February 27, 2021

Eric Jay #3.

Forever elusive.

Willfully obscure ripper Eric Jalovaara passed away last December. He was sponsored by Anti-Hero and Indy.

The photos are by Luke Ogden and the interview is by Jake Phelps.

Thrasher - October 2000 Volume 20 Number 10

Friday, February 26, 2021

Kerry Getz #4.

Hockey Temper launches a gap at Love Park to lipslide. This trick was in his part in Habitat's Mosaic video from 2003.

Real gave Tanner Van Vark the pro nod. I like how that guy is pushing what tricks you can get into without an ollie.

Speaking of Habitat, I enjoyed the Danny Garcia episode of Thrasher's Out There series.

I've got more random scans lined up for the next couple of weeks. I'm also putting together features on Infamous and Natural Koncept.

Sound Zone: I didn't pick up much of anything new in February and have stuck to digging through my collection by listening to stuff I don't play often. I tend to shop for music based on a gut feeling and sometimes I simply don't feel like shopping or even looking. That's not the worst thing ever. A couple of releases did grab my attention for the month. The White Suns have a new record called The Lower Way. This Pittsburgh power trio delivers another bruising and scrapping slab of harsh noise in the vein of Hair Police or Burned Mind era Wolf Eyes. The new tape by Etari on 100% Silk is the exact opposite of The White Suns LP. Rainbow Eucalyptus is a relaxing collection of mellow, echoing synths coupled with fascinating drum programing. I think I'm stuck in the winter doldrums and looking forward to spring.

Ryan Gee took the picture.

Transworld - January 2002 Volume 20 Number 1

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Creature Team 2012.

This is some of the Creature squad who appeared in their CSFU video from 2013. Adam “Scizzors” Effertz, Darren Navarrette, Al Partanen, and Willis Kimbel are shown in the ad. The crew went on a search for backyard vert ramps across the US in 2012 for an article in the Skateboard Mag. These photos would have been taken on that road trip.

It was cool to see an O photo of Heavy Metal Chuck in the new Thrasher. It's also a little odd, but also totally awesome, that there's a photo by O in Thrasher.

The temperature hit the mid 50s yesterday. It cooled down to the mid 40s by the time I was done with work. It sure was nice to have warmer weather for a day to skateboard in. It's back to the 20s for today. I don't really mind the cold as long as it stays dry.

The photographs are by MRZ.

The Skateboard Mag - June 2012 Issue 99

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Leo Romero #7.

Some of Leo's favorite vert skaters are Bob Burnquist, Mike Frazier, and Tony Hawk.

For the info: Thrasher - April 2011 Volume 31 Number 4

The Skateboard Mag - June 2012 Issue 99

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Jake Johnson #7.

Nittany Lion.

It's pretty cool how Jake lives out in State College, Pennsylvania with his own mini ramp training facility. I'm partial to small town Keystone State skateboarding, even though State College doesn't exactly count as a small town. This year would be my 25 year college reunion so I've been a little nostalgic for those days of living in Meadville as of late.

The Skateboard Mag - June 2012 Issue 99

Monday, February 22, 2021

Mike Hernandez #2.

Smokin' hot nosegrind.

Mike is now a New York City firefighter who is into riding fixed gear bikes around the city. He had a ton of cool photos in the late 1990s.

The picture is by Sam Glucksman.

Slap - January 1999 Volume 8 Number 1

Friday, February 19, 2021

Israel Forbes #7.

Thin Izzy takes flight over a fence at a loading dock.

The photo is by Jon Humphries.

Thrasher - August 1997 Volume 17 Number 8