I came home for Christmas and the first thing that struck when I entered my old bedroom was the jump back in time to my formative years as a skateboarder. Old boards on the wall and old magazines on the shelves. Here’s quick gallery of things that inspired me as a kid.
Classic Slap Covers. RIP Pepe Martinez.
Old feature on ‘Jumping’ Geoff Rowley from short-lived Phat magazine.
System Magazine Issue 1. Th predessesor to the UK’s infamous Sidewalk Magazine.
Classic RAD Magazine covers featuring Carl Shipman, Mark Channer, Matt Pritchard, Ben Jobe and more…
More classic RAD Magazine covers…
Old issues of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine including the infamous Guy Mariano and Eric Koston interview issue, and a sequence of Steve Berra not looking it.
Funny book for kids featuring Deathbox pro Wurzel introducing skateboarding to masses with a photo essay of his trip to a Southsea skatepark contest.
My Slap Magazine collection piled up. I wish this magazine still existed. Inspiration for future projects.
Cruiser boards are nothing new…
Boards on the wall no.1 A old Paulo Diaz Chocolate deck, Tim Braunch’s last pro model on Santa Cruz (RIP) and the infamous Muska deck from Shortys.
Before Isle there was Blueprint and before Blueprint there was Panic. UK Skateboard History 101.
Small collection Goldfish era Girl Skateboards featuring Mike Carroll, Tim Gavin and Jovantae Turner.