6.19.2009

chrome ball incident #294: supermagic








felt like closing out the week with some classic old school gonz.

that stalefish over lance ('89) makes me very happy...

glad he lost the braids.

13 comments:

smorales said...

best stalefisher, best boneless oner, best frontside railslider, best ollier, best ever.

bobjohn said...

I think that Safeway curb is the convex one (in Psycho Skate). The photo doesn't do it justice as Gonz is still on his way up.

David said...

The second and third photos are two of my favorite photos ever! I remember seeing them in the mags when they first came out and they have not lost a hint of pure awesome in the 20 odd years since they were originally published.
Thank you!

Giles said...

I've been looking for that boneless shot for a long time. I think that spot was called Gemco, and I think he had a frontside ollie photo there too.

SKEEM said...

is the guy doind the ivert Gonz?

he has blue eyes and blonde hair...

Giles said...

mark's got blue eyes. pops was german. as for the hair, it was the 80s, we all dyed out hair blond

David said...

What the hell is happening in that 3rd from last phota???

Anonymous said...

I completely envisioned the bum while reading the gonz story. made me lol.

Skate Nazi said...

Dude if you really want to trip out go to the Thrasher website and go through all of the scanned issues from 1985.
Gonz shit galore, crazy stuff.

econobeer said...

One of my favorite Gonz photos is from a Pacific NW tour in SLAP. It's thew center spread of a shifty at the Eugene, OR park a big Z board

Larry said...

Great posts this week. Gonz, Ron Allen, Hensley, Lance cameo...

Stoked!

bobjohn said...

Third from last photo:

I always thought it was a premature snap of a rocket, but upon closer inspection, he's goofy grabbing with his right hand. Could be a tweaked out slob. Maybe a bad picture of a slob fastplant. It could also be a switch frontside nosebone (hence the inverted name and Vision logo).

This was before every photo of a trick was meticulously labeled.

chops said...

yeah, bobjohn, that's the same safeway curb from psychoskate and you're right, it doesn't give it justice. but i do like gonz's shoes in that photo though.

correct in both comments, giles.

david, no idea.

yeah skatenazi, i saw they were doing that. super good.

thanks fellas.

econobeer