|this pool in jersey was so sick. it was a crazy shape...ask salba the correct term...but it was like two small squares connected to one big one. but the corners were wide enough so you could carve through. it was painted a blueish grey...and it was surrounded in this towering of decrepit detritus. a few kids would ride their bikes through and spit at us and laff and there was broken bottles, dirty needles strewn about...typical. and around the corner was the shore and and asbury park. an actual theme park, an abandoned theme park all boarded up. see THE WRESTLER. mickey rourke earned his oscar there. i think this was august in jersey...we were on our way to NYC from philly. i went back and forth from philly to nyc for a whole summer. anyway...looking at the shit hole we're skating here and thinking how great it was...glory days...yea i get it...but no, we were storming the ruins of the castle just days before the planes took down the towers(and don't forget tower #7...?)...but my point is the world was already in dis array. it always has been and we skaters make shinola outta shit. we are the toxic avengers. we rule the waste lands. PS fuck you mr. president...gw. -love zach hudson PHOTOS:GLENN WAGNER|
|East coast skaters have good style. this dude ...light years ahead on every tip. SUBZERO was a shop in Philly in the 90's (right?) this was the pre-cursor to EASTERN EXPOSURE...DAn Wolf's shit. NAME THE SPITFIRE RIDER WHO ORIGINALLY SKATED TO THIS CANNED HEAT SONG AND WIN NOTHING. love this part...nineties..street- sweatin to the oldies...|
|Before i was 86d from thrasher and before i shot digital...took a road trip with phelper, Karma, Pierre, Mic-e, Tyke, Pablo, Luke Ogden (photographer above), Jordy, Stallings and Andrew Burton...pictured above and below was one of our first stops...somewhere in Utah. on the way to the carbondale mayhem-blowout-rager we hit a ton of parks and backyard bowls...including Petits in reno where Jake rolled in backside...and nearly got run over skating through the streets...he also won about 10,000 at the casino...fucker.|
the kid above was a random park local named Grady...or bRADY...he just hucked himself up there. i got the shot. fuckin epic times. thanks for the film, luke.
|young ones. Stallings. Tyke, Jordy...destination unknown, for sure.|
|I'm getting the article on skate-houses together. if anyone ANYWHERE would like to contribute a short story--(no limit but keep it shorter than longer)|
--i would be stoked.
I'm looking for stories, anecdotes, history lessons...debauched dirt bags...epic blowouts...sessions if you have a skate-able-house.
free speech and no censorship.
photos welcome too.
email it to me and it'll go in the paper edition (if it doesn't totally suck). and i can send you a copy when its all done.
send by 10-1-14
ON THE PLUS SIDE-- HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS AND TRIES ANYTHING. ON THE BAD SIDE...HE KINDA LOOKS REAL BAD DOING STUFF. POSSIBLY THE HARDEST TO WATCH ON A BOARD. NOVEL IS EH-HEM...BAD... TERRIBLE STYLE NO SHAME OR SENSE OF HUMILITY.
ANY COVERAGE IS GOOD COVERAGE?
RIGHT ON BLACK-ARMAGEDDON!
|I have been a fan of Tobin's photos for some time now. he sent me a few files back in 2011 for the 18 issue, and here they are. most you have seen...but except maybe this one of julien above at Burnside and the one of Arco at the bottom. they are timeless and Aggro but at the same time subtle. julien said it best-- "Tobin's no tourist."|
...he gets into the pit.
|Sean Young. backside 180 nosegrind. mid 90's. 4th and Folsom. sfca.|
|julien. FSA. wheatberry came up in this one...find him now.|
|Everett middle school. first front board down a hand rail. julien stranger. sfca 1987?|
|Julien. youth fenced in. |
|john and julien. |
|mike archimedes. one of the greatest.|