Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where's The Session?

JT back to the future with a frontside ollie on the bank ramp.

Pencil sketch of Josh Ellis. Built to Grind.

Tom Sloan is "At the Movies" with a backside early grab launch.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Savannah Slamma

Timeless classic skateboarding.

Misfits WV by Dana White

We've seen the Mountain State as Black Flag's four bars, and now the Crimson Ghost lends its likeness to a place where Mountaineers Are Always Free. Click here to order.

Friday, March 16, 2012


I've had my eye on both of these decks for a good while. The shapes are similar with subtle differences. For example, I like the 10" width and sharp pointer nose of this one, but the deck appears to tapers to about 9" at the trucks, so...

...I took a second look at this deck, same shape that I rode for quite some time and always liked. Full size, no taper, pointer nose, square tail. 169s are a perfect fit.

Skateboarding in Long Beach Early 1990s Curb Skating

Another gem, this one from the "big pants small wheels" era of the early 1990s.

Chavez's Ramp

Read about this on a social networking site and had to share.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

AK All Day

Ivory Serra took this photo of Andy Kessler speeding through the streets of New York and it is a timeless image as well as a tribute to the man himself.

Sean Sheffey, Go FAST, Destroy

Sheffey, Brooklyn Banks.

Sean ollies his son Julian.

All hell broke loose when we saw the Life Skateboards video, A Soldiers Story, in which Sean ollies picnic tables like they're just manhole covers.

I was big on this company when it came out. I had a Ron Allen Lava Lamp deck.

Mean melon on the Brooklyn Banks like no other.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Neil Blender

Innovation at work. Ohio Skateout, Dayton 1988.

Skating that deserves a coffee break.

Tailtap on whim circa 1989/1990.


Neil's Alien Workshop "shooters" graphic.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Johnny Lee Countee

Recorded right from the television, Johnny Lee Countee. From Big Brother Video Number Two, 1998.

Pool Blazers

Comfort Rules

Yes, Limpies. Chip Morton's home-spun loose fitting pants made from various materials were an otherwise unheard-of underground phenomenon until 1988 or 1989 when they broke out on the scene. I remember Natas Kaupas and Ron Allen rocking them.

SMA Jim Thiebaud

Santa Monica Airlines Jim Thiebaud circa 1989 when SMA was part of the Santa Cruz/NHS family.

Jason Adams Joins Elephant Brand Skateboards

Mike Vallely put the word out today that Jason Adams is riding for Elephant Brand Skateboards. A perfect match if there ever was one. Adams' unique style and haul-ass approach to skateboarding deserves more recognition.