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Title: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: ffej on October 21, 2009, 12:00:35 PM
Joe Lopes was a great friend to all who knew him, and is missed by us all. A one-of-a-kind person, and incredible skater. He died in a car accident in 2002, leaving his wife and 5 children, and his parents (the coolest most supportive skate family I have ever met) behind.

His contribution to skateboarding was greater than many, at a time when skateboarding was all but forgotten to the rest of the world.

He hosted the first ever pro "jam" format contest at his backyard ramp in San Leandro in 1983. He had several pro model boards as one of the earliest team members of Schmitt Stix.

A recent Facebook page memorializing him has come up, and I wanted to be sure he was noted here at Thrasher, where he got his first coverage.

RIP brother.


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: ffej on October 21, 2009, 12:03:16 PM
more pics (anyone else, please post what you've got)


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: Schmitty on October 21, 2009, 01:23:00 PM
Thanks Ffej! I never got to go to Joe's but I met him a few times. He was considered the master of the BBQ by most when I was growing up. More photos would be awesome!


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: vincer on October 27, 2009, 08:17:55 AM
yes he was good on the bbq  I always thought of him as the master of the skateboard..in his prime..he was untouchable..had so much confidence..and such an array of tricks..great person/great skater/great role model for the sport of skateboarding


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: ffej on November 01, 2009, 04:34:03 PM
Joe Lopes eggs at home.  1985?
- ffejfoto™ (c)


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: susej on December 04, 2009, 06:36:51 AM
I remember seeing shots of him in the mags when I was a kid.  Was really into his skating. 

RIP


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: C H U C K on December 05, 2009, 08:46:14 PM
Footage of Joe from an old Schmitt Stix vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5RT77TK5R4


Title: Re: Joe Lopes (1964-2002)
Post by: ffej on August 23, 2012, 09:14:49 PM
remembering you today Joey.