12.08.2009

chrome ball incident #391: barrel of monkeys









one of the first whiz kid street ams to come along and start putting pros out to pasture... and in the process, made the name danny sargent synonymous with safeway for an entire generation of skaters.

was his hurricane in sick boyz the first ever down a rail? super good.

(reminds me of that Shawn Martin post that I really need to do...)

I know Danny went through some shit a while back, hope he's doing well out there...

dude autographed my Schmitt Stix shirt when I was 12 and had me stoked all summer.

11 comments:

Lucas said...

September 1989--my first Thrasher. And that switch backside 180 sequence from a couple of years later marked me, too. Sick post, Chops.

Anibal said...

dude danny sargent. damn. hope he's doing good man. templeton, ibaseta, sargent, knigge, mathyssen, chris hall, john montesi's sloppy ass. new deal had a fucking crew!

tp said...

sick Knigge interview

http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1692&Itemid=27

Coals to Newcastle said...

Montesi was cool. I saw him at a contest in Albany when he was am; he was clearly the best guy there. I skated with him outside, and talked to him a little bit (I was an idiot kid trying to play it cool, but inside I was thinking, "He talked to me!"). A lot of guys who were good, like the Atlanta guys or Markovich, sort of had a too-cool-for-everything vibe. Montesi just seemed like a nice, decent guy. I've met shop-sponsored guys with bigger atittudes.

E.Ricks said...

Hands down one of my all time favorites....

I think i had 5 or 6 of those Schmitt Stix boards with the monkeys on it...lol..

Got to shoot a round of pool with him one night in Amsterdam...The "high" light of my euro tour..lmao...

Anonymous said...

i used to skate with danny in portland, back when rebel skates first opened. dude was so, so good.

Keith said...

That Monkey board was epic! I remember some friend of a friend had one, I rolled around a bit on it and the thing just worked!

David Wagner said...

His "barrel of monkeys" board was the only deck I bought two of over the years - back-to-back I mean. Wore one out then bought another. Would have bought a third if I could have found another. Man, I loved that board...

Also, the year that Thrasher cover came out (89?) I was at art school in Phoenix, and the photo looked so much like me that I took it into class and showed my instructor, telling her I was on the cover, and could I get extra credit, lol. She bought it and I got credit (why, I have no clue), what a knob....

chops said...

thanks lucas. any more knigge-type articles coming up?

anibal... i can't front, always liked montessi. but yeah, people sleep on new deal's golden era.

tp, comment #1 is the man responsible. but yeah, sick article.

coals. i know exactly what you mean with the idiot-kid-playing-it-cool routine... did the same thing a few times. feel like a real asshole about it now too.

thanks Ricks.

that's funny Dave, i actually did the same thing with a girl i dated in high school but i totally went for it and said Rodney Mullen's part in Questionable was "just a little something I made last summer"... I actually kinda think she bought it.

Anonymous said...

RIPPER!!!

Jonathan said...

Wondering if Shawn Martin will get some light shed on his contribution(OLLIE MELANCHOLLIE) I skated with him in Eugene Oregon in the 80s out by churhill high school. He and this guy named Miles. J GUSKE