Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Kansas City Royalty.
My favorite baseball team is back in the playoffs for the first time since 1985 so I had to switch it up for the day and go with KC's biggest star since George Brett.
It will be back to 1995 tomorrow.
The photos are by Oliver Barton.
Thrasher - February 2010 Volume 30 Number 2
Monday, September 29, 2014
I dug through some old catalogs to track down info about Salman's pro shoe from Vans. It was called the Camel Toe and was released in 1994. According to the CCS blurb, the shoe featured a double reinforced ollie section, extra fat padded tongue, stiff heel and arch, a toe bumper, and stronger diagonal cut laces. You could grip a pair for $52.95 in navy, chocolate, brick or black.
Transworld - May 1995 Volume 13 Number 5
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
"If you run into a kid in SF named Drake be sure not to touch his hair. When he's not out filming with the twins or taking photos with Bryce or Mike, you can probably catch him at Eddie's for breakfast. When he is not playing poker or breaking D-scrubs for his last bill, you will find Drake playing dice with Black-ass Marcus against the kitchen wall. Gravediggaz and Nas are the tunes at night and Crooklyn is the movie at the Red Vic. Drake's skating is usually at its best when his new pair of GTs are broken in. Athletic, confident and smooth all characterize his skating, and he is always down for the late-late-night DMV session. The combo of East and West suit Drake just fine as he is also known as a good roommate. Shots out to the Dungeon." - Jesse Jones McMillin
Be rather than seam.
I took today off from work. I needed the break. I went skateboarding for a while this morning to get some new shoes broken in. It went better than I thought. Back to the grind tomorrow. The weather here has been holding up pretty well so I've been getting a lot of on board time in the evenings.
Tobin Yelland took the photo.
For the write up: Thrasher - December 1994 Volume 14 Number 12
Thrasher - August 1995 Volume 15 Number 8
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The dearly departed Phil Shao gets tech with a nollie heelflip.
It's mildly interesting to note that a lot of the earlier Etnies ads were run in conjunction with mail order company Cali4nia SkateExpress.
The photo is by Bryce Kanights.
Transworld - February 1995 Volume 13 Number 2
Monday, September 22, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Two things have come to my attention in the new issue of Transworld:
1. There is 24 shot sequence of Daewon kickfliping out of a blunt on a quarterpipe and then doing a fakie nose manual from the tranny to the curb for Knox Hardware. It looks like a bunch of video grabs, even though it was shot with a much nicer camera than anything in 1993. The quarterpipe requires hopping up a curb before you get to it, which is how that combo is possible, if you are Daewon.
2. OJ is making 42mm Dingle Berries wheels that come in a fake cereal box.
So cheer up you old curmudgeons who miss the 1990s. Things haven't changed a bit.
Thrasher - July 1995 Volume 15 Number 7
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I've been on a Channel One kick. AVE rode for Jinx's company before Twenty Three, the Alien Workshop, and Fucking Awesome. He is currently filming for the much anticipated Vans video.
Work is still nutty, but I did manage to check out Bill Strobeck's Joyride video yesterday. The kids sure can do impossibles over very high obstacles. Like most things today, there were parts of it I dug and parts that didn't do much for me. I did like that it had more rider names than Cherry. The Gonz driving is scary.
Transworld - August 1995 Volume 13 Number 8
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Struggle ollie into a bank on wobbly trucks.
Old Stereo ads had such good graphic design.
What's going on in skateboarding these days? I mean that as an in general question, not implying that anything is more amiss than usual. I haven't been keeping up with a whole bunch of websites lately due to work.
Thrasher - August 1996 Volume 16 Number 8
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There's been somewhat of an ongoing online documentation of the assorted tricks that have gone done at the China Banks over the years. I don't know if Tim's nosepick has been added to that list yet, but here it is today.
Slap - August 1996 Volume 5 Number 8
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I had that Alan Petersen deck back in 1996.
Is anybody out there in skateboard land sitting on now expired stock of Fallen Patriot II's? Those are the only shoes I've skated in for the last few years and I'm partial to them. Solid cupsole, well padded upper, resembles something from the mid 1990s. My current pair will be done any day now. I've got a new pair of Fallen Patriot III's, but those seem different. Get in touch if you've got some 10 1/2s.
The photo is by Tomás Hate.
Slap - November 1996 Volume 5 Number 11
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Hard Way.
This is doing a trick the opposite way of what your body's natural rotation would be to do something. It can also apply to doing a trick on the other side of an obstacle that wouldn't normally be skated in that manner. Without checking the footage, I'm pretty sure Gonz probably did a grind or something the hard way in Video Days. Scott's frontside 180 nose grind might be the first case of a trick being labeled as such, but I'm not positive. The kids are so dang good these days that it has become somewhat commonplace. The tricks usually end up looking pretty cool.
Mike Blabac photographed the sequence.
Slap - January 1996 Volume 5 Number 1
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Since summer is ending and school is back in session, you might as well get ready for some homework.
Illuminati was Ricky Oyola's project and was backed by Zoo York, hence the similarities in design. The team would include Tim O'Connor, Sergei Trudnowski, Greg Harris, and Matt Reason.
Ryan Gee snapped the photos.
Slap - December 1996 Volume 5 Number 12