Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The kids know him these days as a skatepark operator and Alien Workshop pro, but back then Mr. Berra could throw down some mean tricks on the giant wooden U. He was also doing the latest tricks in the streets, too.
The pictures are by Chris Ortiz.
Thrasher - October 1992 Volume 12 Number 10
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Darin was an H - Street vert am who also did the carcass toss down some big gaps and rails. He is wearing the Henry Sanchez t - shirt with the two girls on it. I think that's an underrated graphic from back then.
He possibly rides for Pocket Pistol Skates these days.
The photo is by Daniel H. Sturt.
Transworld - June 1992 Volume 10 Number 6
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Omar put on a show in the Independent Trucks tour video from the other summer. He turned pro at sixteen for Blockhead and shuffled over to Acme when Jim Gray started that company. He rode for Acme co-brand Formula One for a portion of the mid 1990s and then settled in at Black Label.
I cruised around the skatepark last night. My old man legs actually worked and it was fun until the wind froze my hands. I knew I should have brought gloves.
Transworld - March 1992 Volume 10 Number 3
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sluggo was one of the first pros for Real after Tommy Guerrero and Jim Thiebaud. He was primarily a vert guy, but skated street, too. John was on H-Street and Real before turning pro for Stereo.
I've got about ten scans left from 1992. I'm going post all those and then move onto something new. One logical step might be 1993 or I might skip ahead a few years. I don't know yet. I'll also hit number 500 in the middle of April.
Thrasher - May 1992 Volume 12 Number 5
Monday, March 22, 2010
Jason Jessee doing research.
Note: This is the last of the Consolidated ads that I have from 1992. I lost the October issue of Transworld from that year and hence I'm missing one ad from the first five months of the longest name in skateboarding's existence.
Transworld - December 1992 Volume 10 Number 12
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Nose blunt slide on a curb from the Blood Wizard.
Chris turned pro for Powell. He has ridden for Channel One, Adrenalin, Toy Machine and Element over the last eighteen years. He's won a few contests in his time and was named Thrasher's SOTY in 1995.
I had a Blood Wizard deck last summer. The wood was light and strong. My only complaint was that the top ply was red, which is my least favorite color. I thought all the gnarly SF guys considered red boards bad luck and wouldn't ride that color.
Thrasher - July 1992 Volume 12 Number 7
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ron was a favorite from the first New Deal video with his fancy footwork and smooth lines. He added a few of the 1992 tricks like pressure flips and late flips to his moves for 1281, in addition to popping some big nollies. For Children Of The Sun, Ron cleaned up the circus tricks and the results were much better.
Ron has nothing to do with Plan B. The rumor is that Torey Pudwill is off Almost and on Plan B.
Thrasher - July 1992 Volume 12 Number 7
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Don't mess with his Z-Rollers.
It's all things loosely associated with Plan B this week. More or less. I think I'm going to finally step up to my idea about the early history of Consolidated next week.
The photos are by T. Eric Monroe.
Thrasher - March 1992 Volume 12 Number 3
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Ronnie started on Think before Henry Sanchez got him on Blind. He also rode for Plan B and finally ATM. He isn't pro any longer, but he works at ATM as the domestic sales manager.
Thanks to 48 Blocks for doing the interview with Ronnie.
Niko Achtipes took the photos.
Transworld - November 1992 Volume 10 Number 11
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Ah, the tricks of 1992.
Ed and Mike did TV with financial backing from what was left of Vision in 1992. TV quickly changed to Television as the pair of former New Dealers joined up with the Zero Two company. The spelled out version of TV wasn't around long either. Ed started Toy Machine soon after and Mike went back to Powell, started Transit, rode for Black Label, helmed the brief existence of Vallely Skateboards and finally found a home at Element.
Transworld - July 1992 Volume 10 Number 7