Steve Pingleton went through some of his old boxes filled with film negatives. Only when he developed them did he realize the extent of his own skate treasure that he created over 30 years ago. He's sharing them exclusively with Thrasher. More images can be seen here.
"In 1975, the Central Arizona Project (C.A.P.) began with the goal to bring water from the Colorado River to Phoenix and Tucson via a series of canals. Wherever the canals crossed a river, huge 24-foot pipes were used. When I was in high school, we wrote the company that made the pipes (Ameron) and they sent us maps of the C.A.P. project, so we were able to find the different pipe construction sites and barge them. I carried my camera during those early years, and I'm now slowly restoring these historic pipe photos 30 years later.
I am just another vert dinosaur, sharing old war stories. I'm sure we all have some. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I was also a photographer and a crazed AZ desert skateboarder. Very few of us OG skaters are still skating. Life changes, the sport changes, people get hurt and stop. But I know many of us cannot give up skateboarding, for us it is more than a sport or a hobby, it is a way of life. Skateboarding will take you on adventures with your friends you will never forget, no matter how old you are."
7/28/2016The ladies ripped the course to pieces. Boom! Congrats to Hanna Zanzi for taking home the top spot.
7/28/2016Wreck proudly welcomes Dave Bachinsky to their team with this rad edit. Check it out.
7/28/2016The Power Rider crew sailed the concrete crusade north of the border to Vancouver, B.C.
7/27/2016The C1RCA team will be hitting the road though the Southwest in August. Check the dates here.
7/26/2016The ‘Bama Barbarian puts a hurtin’ on every spot in his path, but take special note of the fakie rail attacks. Those require pure balls of steel.