Monday, September 29, 2008

Blind Jason Lee


I just watched The Man Who Souled the World this weekend and inspired me to stick with a Rocco graphic. Lots of talk about cease and desist notices. Jason Lee was the shit back in the day. I believe this graphic was for the mini. Marc McKee was the artist.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Reese Forbes

If he can hammer his driver relative to how high he ollies, that'd be pretty damn far. Those Duffs are hideous IMO. Scan courtesy of E at chrome ball incident.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Epic Gino Iannucci 7 of 10


Part 7 of 10 Epicly Laterd episodes. Part 8 should be available later today (Thursday) or Friday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Power Edge Gonz Interview


Head over to Brain Wash Victim to check out this rare Mark Gonzales interview from Power Edge Magazine. I'm surprised his copy didn't disintegrate from lying around for 18 years. Great sequence of Gonz jumping over a car. Make sure you also check out two other Gonz interviews at Police Informer and Chrome Ball Incident.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Stereo Danny Supa

Agent 718, Danny Supasirirat. I remember an interview from back in the day and he said kids called him "Super Sewer Rat". I think this graphic is inspired from 1950s-ish European style advertisements. That's my best guess.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Epic Gino Iannucci 5 of 10

Part 5 of 10 Epicly Laterd episodes. Gino with the longest video grab sequence ever. Big Brother. I believe it was pre-101. Part 6 should be available later today (Thursday) or Friday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

shiny sphere occurence # 0







Shiloh Greathouse exhibiting his short game. It's not often you see a golf course that allows denims. He had some solid video parts when he rode for World Industries. For whatever reason I rode a lot of Gabe and Shiloh boards back in the day. This is my homage to the best 90's nostalgia skateboarding blog out there. Thanks to E for the scans.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

eS in the United Arab Emirates



Sick video clip of Bobby Worrest, Cale Nuske, Rodrigo Tx and Javier Sarmiento in the Middle East. Some great looking spots. First time I've seen any skate footage in that neck of the woods. Talk about a rich country. Yanked from skateboard.com.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Vision Gator


Every poser back in the late 80's had one of these in pink or some other florescent colour. Regardless, I still think it's a classic graphic. Gator was a total kook and is now in jail. Art by Greg Evans.

Friday, September 12, 2008

shoes.com major sale



Just a reminder of shoes.com's massive Saturday sale tomorrow. Up to 75% off and free shipping. The coupon code SHOES15OFF should save you an additional 15% on your entire order. They have a fairly decent selection of skate shoes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Koston: Sneakerhead


Here's an interview with Koston from solecollector.com. It's mostly about shoes but he also talks about the televised corporate sponsored contests and other stuff. For another version of the interview, click here. You can also watch Koston on MTV Cribs. All of this is pretty old but a good read and watch nonetheless. Thanks again to E at chrome ball incident for this sick Thailand pic. One of my favourite Koston pics ever.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hosoi Hammerhead


The sun, the triangle, the font, the shape. Classic Christian Hosoi. There was a lot of controversy back in the day with fakes with Canada's Skull Skates right in the middle of it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

lakaioutlet.com


Many people have complaints about current skate shoes, whether it be the rampant overflow of thin vulkanized soles, everything being a copy of classic Vans, giant logos, or overload pattern prints. The Lakai Outlet offers discontinued shoes from seasons past, many of which have solid colours, small logos, cup soles. Hooray for cheap plain looking shoes. DVS also has an outlet shop but in the grand scheme of things, I prefer Lakai.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Epic Gino Iannucci



Part 1 of 10 Epicly Laterd episodes. Doesn't get much better. Although this video clip of Gino skating with a camera is pretty sick.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Swing from the Inside for Mad Power



I haven't been posting a lot of golf stuff lately but this Golf Digest article is super interesting. What it basically breaks down to is for a given swing speed, you lose more distance if you're swinging over the top rather than swinging from the inside.

"Utilizing a robot ... we were able to mimic downswing paths at six angles, as well as a straight-on, or neutral, approach. At a swing speed of 95 miles per hour (slightly faster than average), our results show that an inside path of 3, 6 and even 9 degrees, as well as the neutral swing path, combined to produce drives averaging 244 yards. But when those paths veered outside the target line, bad things started to happen. The average on as little as a 3-degree out-to-in path was 233 yards, or a loss of 11 yards versus the neutral-inside paths. At 6 degrees the loss of yardage was a whopping 30 yards. At 9 degrees, average drives were going just 202 yards, for a loss of 42 yards"


So if you're gonna screw up a swing, better to come from the inside. Less penalizing.

Monday, September 1, 2008

World Industries Jovontae Turner


1992 was an amazing year for skateboarding. Questionable came out in the spring and Love Child and Pack of Lies in the summer. The Plan B/World/Blind/101 skaters were at a totally different level than the rest of the industry. Mind boggling shit for its time. Almost all Jovontae boards in that era seemed to have some sort of racial slant. Offensive to some, hilarious to others. Mark McKee was the artist.