(after a lengthy conversation regarding blind's Video Days at the MOMA's "Evening of Skate Videos")
Jake Phelps: "...and don't forget Jordan Richter!"
Jake Phelps: "Don't laugh. How many of you can do 5ft nollie shuffles on vert?"
(crowd immediately shuts up)
Not that I'm on some "Save Jordan" crusade (or that I don't tend to skip his Video Days part like everybody else does) but one thing that does drive me nuts is when people act like Jordan's stint on Blind was some kind of mistake. Like the team and/or Rocco was afraid of hurting his feelings so they just let him stick around for damn near 2 years after Danny left.
Come on! This was the early 90s, constant team switches were the norm. Nobody stayed on the same team longer than 6 months back then... but they must've kept him around for a reason. Hell, they even turned him pro. Dude was an amazing skateboarder!
And later, yes, quite the colorful and entertaining headcase.
Anyone else remember hearing that story about him watching Video Days with a crew at Carroll's house (I think) back in the day and they'd forgotten that they had edited his part out. Ouch.
And seeing that ad up top makes me really miss the old droors.