Friday, December 12, 2008
Many of today's young skaters are approaching this style of dress, but none has quite gotten it right in the way that I can laugh out loud at it. Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," by default, is a book sold to the youth as something that is cool, so we're on the right track. Either your parents, brother or a friend has this book, has most likely not read it, but talks about it as though they have. Now, carry a copy around with you when you skate. Next, go to the thrift store and find black high water pants, a black turtle neck and (here's the most important part) a black beret. If you can grow a goatie, grow it. If not, just let your stray dirt 'stache hairs grow out as much as you can. Last but not least, get some bongos and backtail that ledge, sucker.
After all, skating in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the upper East Coast, the Southwest or down South is just as awesome (sometimes more awesome) than the heavy coverage of Cali. With pics coming out of ATL through Ryan Flynn's site and even more rippers flowing their way into the industry (Grant Taylor, David Clark, Brad Cromer, Dan Murphy, Justin Brock and a whole host of others), they're hard to ignore. Now, Post 22 is documenting much of the sessions coming out of North Cackalacka. It's not that the South wasn't there, it's just that now they're making sure we're looking at the bottom of the map again.
Momentum Wheel's Release Limited Edition Ray Underhill Wheel
Momentum Wheel Co.
After battling a Chordoma brain tumor for the past couple of years with radiation and surgery, legendary pro skater, Ray Underhill passed away on August 1, 2008. I was lucky enough to see Ray skate in person years ago, when he, Tony Hawk, Steve Saiz and Eric Sanderson did a demo on the infamous Powell Peralta unfolding mini-ramp at a local shop. The guy straight up, ripped.
To celebrate the life and skate influence that Ray left behind, Momentum Wheels has released a limited edition Ray Underhill wheel featuring Ray's original Powell cross graphic. The 55mm wheel is currently shipping. with all sales proceeds going to the Underhill family. Pick up a pair, pay homage to a legend and help support a worthy cause.
Posted by SKBSG at Friday, December 12, 2008