Digging through the old crates, you find the craziest images of the strangest things… —Jake Phelps
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Slob fastplants are hard tricks—and when done by Lee Ralph, they're classics. The facial alone says it all: "Eeeeaaagh!" Photo: Kevin Thatcher
Indoor pools: Two words that go great together. They called Rob Roskopp "The Barn" because he was built like one and he was from Ohio. Knee pads didn't help much at San Jose's Sanitarium pool circa 1986. Photo: Stecyk
Classic spots keep coming back into our lives. Buena Vista's seen four decades of ripping; last I heard they'd dug it out with rusty spoons. Non-local Al Losi jams a quick backside air, 1988.
Bill Ruff tuck-knees a proper invert above SF at Sam Finger's ramp in Hunter's Point. Check the skyline—when I see photos like this, I think they could've been covers.
This is a shot of Gator before vert died (yes, it did). These guys were rock stars one minute, and then next thing you know… Shit happens. This is an outtake of the famous Gonz Supercush ad shoot on the rooftop pool n Melbourne, OZ, catchin' some rays before the Torquay Ramp Riot in 1987. In jail for life. Sucks. Photo: Kevin Thatcher
Overview of Joe's Ramp Jam. The Barn jumps the onion while all 40 people gaze on in astonishment. Was the suitcase for Miami Vice, or for the $250 in prize money? Ridiculous. Twenty-feet wide, Masonite, and the sun. Slam time.
9/01/2016Daan got an epic surprise at the Christiana Bowl before the AH crew took it to his hometown of Eindhoven for a three day rip-ride of skating and celebrating. A big ol' thanks to Christiana, 100% Skateshop, and the Van Der Lindens for the hospitality!
7/21/2016Rafters, Kana and Darkness rev it up bigtime. Why are we here? 'Cause we follow the Sun. I'd say we got that figured out. –Jake Phelps
7/20/2016The boys wanted some heat, well they brought it. Nice days, cold beer, hot nights. January in Argee is top-shelf. –Jake Phelps
7/20/2016January starts off with the crew in South America. No demos, no teams, no schedule means good times 'boarding and the gangs all here. Argentina is so epic. Fuck a blog; get a plane ticket. –Jake Phelps
7/15/2016Jello shots, Grindline the Band, Nyjah Huston and Jason Jessee – this awards show had it all.