8.13.2008

chrome ball incident #106: kickin' afrolistics






the antithesis of "milking it"... gotta respect a man courageous enough to call it a day when he realizes that he just doesn't want to do it anymore.

pic #4: looks like a tre flip. in hiking boots.

damn.

10 comments:

chops said...

made this one a little bigger cause those last two have been going around for a minute...

had to have that butterfly gem in there though.

Anonymous said...

that's the famous shot wearing the timberlands...

Keith said...

Nice. Always like Drake Jones and his bag of tricks. Nice pop, nice style. And he rocks Roots gear. Canada nomesain. Bob Shirt has that post pro Drake Jones interview

Speaking of butterflies, I went to the monarch sanctuary in central Mexico. Peep mad mariposas.

Keith said...

I remember when the shop I rode for got in those first Experience boards and Drake Jones and iirc Jamie Thomas had pro models. I was like wtf? Who the fuck are these guys, never heard of either of them, and how did they get pro models. Jone's Addiction like Jane's Addiction.

rob e beats said...

I remember meeting him in '96. He was like "move out west and become a star." He always came off as just a straight guy.

rob e beats said...

straight up guy. its been a long day!

JayCee said...

My old homie Drake! He did what he did and just happened to be really talented at skating. Talk about effortless. I remember we used to like playing dice and I once lost $40 bucks to him. That may not sound like a lot, but at the time, $40 bucks was a lot to me! I was kinda already outta the scene when Drake decided to call it a day. At the time, I'm sure it was probably pretty crazy to a lot of people. But in hindsight, it's like Chops said, you gotta respect him for being able to walk away when he was on top. I caught up with him a little bit when he was working at Blackbox but he was outta not too long after that.

quinnaverydavis.blogspot.com said...

Yeah, he told me he didn't like that it felt like "work."

BBrown said...

This is so good. rad site. Drake was and still is a skateboard hero too me. i grew up skating white plains where he from and its timeless too view these photos. cant believe i just got put on too this today. keep up the good work whoever does this. im always a day late...

BBrown said...

This is so good. rad site. Drake was and still is a skateboard hero too me. i grew up skating white plains where he from and its timeless too view these photos. cant believe i just got put on too this today. keep up the good work whoever does this. im always a day late...