I fully intended to put out these Thrasher scan story's once a month but life once again intervened and loaded my daily task list to near unreachable heights. When having to drop something off the cliff or risk insanity, unfortunately this blog is always the first to go and it shouldn't be - it's damn near my favorite outlet in these times of stress.
"unfortunately this blog is always the first to go"
Well, I'm happy to say I'm back and I'll make this one easy on both of us - some sweet sequences and a little story to go with each scan. Quick easy and will hardly get in the way of that important shit that I'm supposed to be doing....... don't ever give up kids, it's going to happen someday!
The Infamous Thrasher Park: 2004
One of the first empty pools in Nor Cal was located here. I tore my ACL at the first wooden skatepark they built here. Phil was the first to ollie the fence out of the bowl here.....
You gotta take the good with the bad on D Street!
Tech As Heck in 2002
Nollie Heel Revert in 2002? That Chad Vogt dude was a fucking ripper!
Late Start, Strong Finish: 2002
I was known for starting my sequences late. Film was expensive as hell and even though Think was paying the bills I still ran the risk of running out before the sesh was over. Branen Fitzgerald made this Back 180 in Phoenix on the last roll of Tmax 3200....... thank f'in god
There's a Empty Pool at Our Hotel: 2003
Not only did Klamath Falls boast one of the best skateparks in Oregon and one of the raunchiest strip clubs in the state but if you picked the right hotel you could skate a sweet pool in between visiting each landmark! Dumo was one of the best until he wasn't..... I tell ya it's a crying shame
Strawberry Fields Forever: 2004
Speaking of pool rippers, this dude Aaron Astorga was one of the best back in the day.... Probably still kills it to this day! 5/0 over the cake like a pastry chef
Double Trouble: 2004
Another Bay Area ripper Duane Lamb handles the hip while the legend Matt D carves his troubles away on the back wall. Don't fuck with the bunnies!
The Big Switch: 2002
On a road trip to regain strength and market share I think we mostly smoked chrondolay and watched Jake Nunn destroy all that laid in his path. You best believe Big Un's weren't no joke!
Love Your Local: 2004
Just make sure they are of age.... Nate Greenan was Man Ramon's answer to the great white north's Alex Chalmers...... not that there was even a question that need that answer
Roller Horror: 2003
No blades? No problem! Eric Sepulveda uses his rutter to show the inline clowns how it's done.
RANDOM CLIPS THAT JUST MAKE SENSE!
Remembering Phil Shao
1973-1998: He came, he saw, he ripped, he died... Miss you blood
Next Generation - H Street
411 rookies part!
For the original story behind the Thrasher Scans go here
Get out and make shit happen...........
Yours (Mostly) Truly