3.26.2009

chrome ball incident #245: jacques cousteau








figured since we were talking about shut...

transition master and cheapskates legend, barker always seemed to be having so much fun doing his own thing... even now.

good to see dude out there getting his geezer on.

and no, I couldn't find his Now n' Later part.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Growing up skating in nj the Cardona bros would always talk about how ILL Barker was at skating transition.
By the time I finally saw him I remember thinking "who's this fat guy?"...then I proceeded to see him fly around the skatepark at top speed doing all kinds of shit.
Barker truly needs to be seen in person to appreciate transition skills.

chops said...

exactly. i saw him at a demo with lotti and felix right after now n later came out.... dude seriously had the entire set-up dialed and had made about thirty tricks before the other two were even warmed up yet. no joke.

smorales said...

feelin' those file names. I'm going to just opt the pressure flip.

tp said...

Forgot about how cool Cheapskates was before the rollerblading epidemic took over

Royce said...

That Zoo ad is amazing.

JayCee said...

Yes! I love Barker! That dude is so fucking rad and just an awesome person! I remember hearing the stories about Barker way back when in the late 80's from my boy Coco. I remember him telling me that he had a Popeye video game in his house, which kinda stuck in my head cause that almost seemed like some Silver Spoons type shit.

Since SHUT was on the East Coast it was kinda almost mythologized out here. Then Barker eventually moved to SF and I've had the pleasure of knowing him ever since. Besides being an awesome skater, he's just such a fucking great dude. Funny as fuck and always having a good time. Whenever I see Barker these days (which is never enough, really) he's always telling me something awesome. One of the last times I saw Barker he told me that he was always happy to see me cause it reminded him of when he first moved to SF and everyone just kind of took him in even though he was known as mostly skating miniramps and SF was pretty much the mecca of street skating at that point. I told him that it didn't matter to any of us cause he was an awesome skater and just a cool person period. Some of the best ankles in skateboarding.

Pig Dog said...

Barker is rad! I had one of his Planet Earth models, back in the early 90s? The hand in the clouds graphic if anyone remembers.

Noticed there were 2 mentions of TOM GROHOLSKI in his Transworld Check Out - is that a sign? Groholski! Groholski!

Special request: How about that Mark Gonzales Thrasher interview from the late 80s? BRAINWASH VICTIM t-shirt etc.

Keith said...

^ to pig dog.

brain wash victim

David said...

Great post...love that guy.

Bunch of sick Barker photos here: http://geoffgraham.com/gallery-skateboarding_1999.php

Justin said...

This was good one.

A Stone said...

Barker is one of my favorite dudes from the east.

AndyB said...

Damn Barker rulez plain and simple. Love to see more footy of him.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/GrecsNeck#p/u/178/UHLd0DCWtco