Monday, May 30, 2011

Hiatus, Sabbatical, Furlough

We'll be back shortly with more DIY photography, more slappies, and more bullshit than you probably care to know about. But that's what we are here for. Until then, remember what Morrissey said. "I believe in skateboarding, but lately I feel like skateboarding doesn't believe in me." Poor Moz. And be sure to visit our friends at Assault Skates. And buy one (or four) of their boards. And check out the Assault blog. You might see some familiar sights.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Assault Skateboards Ricky Winsor SSD

Top view of the Assault Skateboards Ricky Winsor SSD Dead Point Chop Tail. This board is QUALITY! I was stoked on the first run of Assault decks to say the least, but to be honest, Ned out did himself on this second run. The decks feature a stained top layer and a colored middle ply as well. A kid at the park asked me if it was a cruiser. I wanted to poke him with it and say "Do I look like I'm cruising?" But I refrained. Little kook.

At 9" by 33.25", you can rock this deck with 149mm or 169mm trucks. The wheel base is 15.25" and sports a 7" nose and 6.75" tail.

Fakie to tail slide. I don't speak switch but I do push mongo fakie. So what.

Slabby Saturday

Slabula Rasa, Honor the Slabbath and Keep it Holy, Black Slabbath... Shot DIY on a 10 second timer as patron saint of homeless drunks was napping in the weeds above.

Slab ride in motion. Same Spot Different Day.

Saturday Slappy

"Look at that stupid curb...just waiting to get slappied to smithereens!!"- Stevie Dread

With respect to the Slappy Sunday crew. Backside slappy on the Assault Ricky Winsor SSD.

That's Life

Assault Skates Ricky Winsor SSD Dead Point Chop Tail with Independent 149mm trucks. The only decision remaining is what set of OJ Wheels to ride...

Horizontal view of the Winsor. Wheel choices include the 61mm 97a OJ II Team Riders, the 60mm 101a OJ Power Riders, the 58mm 87a OJ III Keyframe "filmer" wheels, or the 60mm 100a OJ That's Life wheels (sans graphics and dyed black). Overwhelming decisions to say the least.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Frank Shaw, Medford, Oregon

One of the good things about social networking sites is that you make friends. They may live 3,000 miles away, but they are friends nonetheless. I was lucky enough to meet Frank Shaw and a handful of his friends who are Medford locals and they rip shit to say the least. Frank, who rides for Vagrant Skates sent me this video today and I am stoked to share it here on Jeff's Skateboard Page. My blog may have the most boring and uncreative name out there but the skateboarding speaks for itself. Besides, like I told Frank today, my readers deserve a break from DIY pics of me doing backside slappies. More slappies later, for now you need to watch THIS!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Assault Skates 2nd Shipment Is Here!

Worth the wait is the least I can say! Assault Skates Ricky Winsor SSD, Pointer 8.5, 8" Two Tone, and bottom view of the Winsor SSD. Stoked! Also received a set of 60mm 100a "That's Life" wheels via NHS thanks to Tim and Chris!

Top view of the Pointer 8.5. Looking GOOD! Thank You Ned!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rainy Daze And Mondays

Slappy session before the storm. Top grind on the low curb.

Assault Pointer 8.5 getting broke in proper.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Assault Goes Worldwide

Word from the man at the top is that decks are currently shipping to distributors in Australia and the United Kingdom!

Rasta Trucks Circa 1989

Tracker Trucks ad for Rasta Trucks from 1989. We say JAH!

Jeff's Skateboard Page neither condones nor condemns the nuking of gay whales for Jesus.

Banks And Curbs In Dub

Heavily influenced by the Tracker G.S.D. Banks/Curbs deck and the video editing skills of my friend Tom Sloan, I sat on this sunny Saturday to collect some clips to throw together. This is the result. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Assault Skates Mark Heintzman

This top view photo (I stole from Ned) really gives a good view of the shape of Mark's board. The Assault Heintzman is 9.625" wide by 32" long with a dual wheelbase of 14.25" or 15". Buy one! It's made in America and the graphics are not a heat transfer.

This would look good on your wall, but even better with trucks and wheels. That's why I recommend you buy two of them because you're going to want to set it up and ride it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Assault Skates Dis Claimer

Assault Skates is in no way, shape, or form associated with a company using the same name that sells decks via Zazzle.

Assault Skates was started in 1989 in a garage in San Diego and is the brainchild, intellectual property, and invention of one Mr. Ned Hadden, a hardcore Vista, California local who resides in SoCal to this day. That being said we will begin our history lesson for those of you with no sense of skateboarding history prior to say... 1999.

Exhibit A, one Mr. John Drake, Assault team rider from the get go, pictured here mid blunt at Front Street, Dayton, OH prior to his tenure as a pro rider at Alien Workshop.

Exhibit B, a collage of various Assault ads and pics of Ned which were snapped by Mark Heintzman, and a sticker, circa 1990. "If you would like to call us and tell us how much you hate us, feel free."

Exhibit C, an original Assault tee featuring Ned's "Punk Baby" aka baby on board graphic from 1989-1990.

Exhibit D, Assault ad featuring Mr. John Drake, again circa 1989-1990.

And finally, I present to you Exhibit E, original Assault artwork from the very talented Stack Aly.

Don't be fooled by imitators, regardless of what they say. Assault Skateboards are pressed and cut in the USA and are screened exclusively by Chicken and the crew at Screaming Squeegees in California. No Chinese junk decks with heat transfer graphics applied in a factory in Mexico (like nearly every other company). If you want a coffee mug with your a picture of your niece screened on it, or a tee shirt with Obama's birth certificate, then check out Zazzle. If you want an original Assault Skateboard, then look no further. Read it, learn it, live it.,

Mark Heintzman Assault Deck

Photographed before Ned even walked out the door at Screaming Squeegees. The highly anticipated Mark Heintzman Assault deck measures 9.625" wide by 32" long with a dual wheelbase of either 15" or 14.25". Order now before they are all gone, only from Assault Skates.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SCREAMIN' INC. Artistic Integrity

Assault Skateboards Are On Point!

On Pointers that is! Graphic detail of the new Pointer 8.5 screened by Chicken and the crew at Screamin' Inc.

The newer Pointer's upgraded features include more width at the front truck, a longer wheelbase, and longer tail (which has also been squared off more than the original). Photos courtesy of Assault Skates. Order now, and tell Ned that Jeff sent you!

Keep Rolling

The Duane Peters OJ Radial 62mm 99a.

OJ III 60mm 97a.

I stand behind OJ's because they work well for me and because you can't beat the customer service at NHS. If you have an issue with their product, they are more than willing to work with you to resolve the issue. In the last week or so I've been in contact with the head of research and development at NHS regarding a problem I encountered with a set of wheels and he has been more than helpful. In today's world of "couldn't care less" it's nice to find a company that is willing to assist a customer and keep them rolling. I'm dedicated to OJ's because of the quality of their product, but I am now even more so dedicated to them because they stand behind the integrity of their product.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Assault Decks Are Here!

Don't sleep on these! New wood, new graphics, and the Mark Heintzman will be released tomorrow. Do yourself a favor and order now at Assault Skates.
Top view of the new line of decks. Made in U.S.A. with no heat transfer!

The Ricky Winsor SSD, new Pointer 8.5, and the 8" two-tone.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ode To G.S.D.

Or,Owed to G.S.D. Frontside boneless one just after it was released. Garry Scott Davis did it first.

Ollie To Fakie

The ollie to fakie is a fun and simple trick that can be thrown down on banks or transitions and I've been doing them forever. An older, wider, and wiser Jeff pops one to fakie on an early May morning.

This picture originally appeared here in September of 2008. Ollie to fakie on a 10" x 33" pointed nose square tail board, much the same shape I ride today in an 8.5" x 32.25".
Photos E.M. Hope.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Assault Decks Shipping Soon!

Assault Skates Mark Heintzman. The decks are at Screamin' and will be ready soon. The Heintzman measures 9.625" by 32" with a dual wheel base of 14.25" or 15".

Ricky Winsor Dead Point Chop Tail at 9" by 33.25" and boasting a wheel base of 15.25". 7" nose and 6.75" tail. Curb Killer!

The new Assault Pointer 8.5" by 32.5" with a wheelbase of 14.25". 7" nose and 6.625" tail. The nose is more full, less tapered than the first run.

KREEP Concave detail. It's DEEP.

Truck Grind Your Face

Backside slappy captured DIY by 10 second timer 1600 ISO under fluorescent lights. Same clothes since Saturday.

Assault 8.5 Pointer, Indy 149's and 60mm 97a Rock and Rollers.

My friend Justin's old band, Truck Grind Your Face. WVHC.

My best Monty Nolder impersonation, b/s slappy in a Smith grind like style.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Lifetime of Skateboading

Dust in the wind. Time is everything to some and nothing to others. For some, it stands still and for others it moves too fast. Your time and what you do with is what makes up your life. I've been lucky to have spent a lot of time (but never enough) with some of my best friends doing what we love to do. Skateboarding is the ultimate time stopper.
The moment before your trucks touch down on concrete. Style is crucial. Jeremy circa 1989 at the now defunct City National curbs.

22 years later and still popping frontside ollies to grind with crucial style.

This was one for the books. Loading dock gap to trash compactor diamond plate landing pad. 1989 is dead. Long live 1989!

Why just ollie the sidewalk when you can ollie it longways from a parallel approach? Yeah, that's what I thought too.

The phrase "Style is Crucial" is the intellectual property of The Lake Boys 1986.

Slappy Saturday

Paying homage to Slappy Sunday with a Saturday session before the rain moved in for the rest of the weekend, J.T. seeks, finds, and grinds in a frontside 50/50 style.

Josh making the curb feel the slap of his bluntslide.

Yours truly, DIY everyday.

Jeff's Skateboard Page is exclusively powered by Assault Skateboards,, and Marc's Board Shop.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

NOS Z-Flex Stick On Rails

Marc sent me these NOS Z-Flex Stick On Rails. They are adhevisive backed rails that eliminate the need for woodscrews.

"It was like having two extra wheels." I imagine it was as heavy as having an extra skateboard by the looks of them but Z-Rollers claimed the trucks would grind anything. Well you weren't grinding, you were rolling. Z-rolling.

Night Slappies

4 seperate DIY shots captured @ 1600 ISO on 10 second timer. Made possible by Assault Skates, Marc's Board Shop and