Sunday, August 24, 2008

No Comply

You know the story. Neil Blender invented this trick and it appears in skate videos from as early as 1985 but really caught on when it was featured in Thrasher Magazine's "Trick Tips" with Natas Kaupas demonstrating it step by step. 20 years after I learned this trick I can still pop 'em. Photo by Emily Hope.

Bert Slide on Gumballs

Busting a backside Bert slide on 76mm 81a ABEC 11 Gumballs. These are some really BIG wheels made for slalom racing and cruising but are fun to try and slide too.

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Rasta Rafiki Rocks The Empty Glass

Lion of Judah. Pic by Emily Hope.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Calaloo and Red Snapper

Having to take a job as a fry cook in a Caribbean style eatery where "the only thing cold is the Red Stripe, the tea, and the cole slaw" hasn't put a damper on the skateboarding.
Saturday night post work curb slappie shot DIY. Jerk seasoning optional.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Tommy Gun as photographed by WhiteLight at Coonskin Park. Look at the kingpin of his back truck. This grind is no Bull$h!t.

Kentuck Fried Cone Fest

KFCF! Skating with Colonel Sanders! This years event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th. Big UP to Lenny for keeping this event rolling and Thanks to committed sponsors including Pawnshop Skateboards, Marc's Board Shop, and SkateKings!
Pictued above is BenJahMon as published in the Herald Dispatch after last year's event.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday's Pic

This pic of yours truly was shot August 7, 2008 at Coonskin by WhiteLight. Classic backside grind.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Have You Seen Him

My friend STIBROKER from Texas sent me this pic of Steve Caballero at the opening of the Houston Skate Park on June 1st sporting his "Have You Seen Him" shirt emblazoned with the image of my favorite grouch on four wheels Mr. Steve Olson.
Nuff Respect!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Ollie and Indy at chow with gratuitous Zig Zagger while art imitates life above.

Curb Dog

Best slappie pic yet. Shot DIY on a 10 second timer. This is nothing more than a severely overturned backside curb slappie with me putting too much weight on my front foot. It was a good grind and makes for a better pic.

Pawshop HQ To Open This Fall

This is the biggest news to hit the Kanawha Valley skateboarding scene in a while. Brian and the Pawnshop Crew have officially dropped this press release announcing the new indoor park. I can't wait to see this one!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Curb Phantom

Backside Curb Slappie shot by Emily Hope.

Best Tee Shirt I've Seen This Year

Satori/Creation team rider Ron Allen circa 1989.

Have You Seen H.I.M.

Satori is at the forefront of the "eco" movement in the skateboarding industry. Their take on the Animal Chin "Have You Seen Him" logo is one of the best tee shirts I've seen this year. Satori is "Your online source for skateboards, bamboo, hemp, organic, recycled, soy, music, and culture goods."

Friday, August 1, 2008

Catch A Fire

The Grom sparks up the TAILDEVIL at sunset on Friday evening.

Grom Bomb!

Check Out Mark Conahan's Photos

Illustration of frustration by Mark Conahan.
If you are a regular reader of Hopeless Old Men On Skateboards over at Antigravity Press then you may have noticed the site has been "unavailable" as of late. Until the comics are back up and running you should check out some of Mark's photos at the Antigravity Press Remote Site. MC and his pics are worth a look.