5.04.2012

chrome ball incident #784: the sprinkler



















"Hey, I'm already getting ripped off enough in skateboarding for what I do. Why not get some money? I've paid my dues. I deserve it. I pay my own medical bills. Skateboarders are on their own with that type of stuff... So the money I'm getting for my shoes is going to pay for my surgery I had not too long ago."

Been wanting to do another AP post ever since seeing him pop up in Alex's guest post. So gnarly.

Also, be sure to check out part 1 of this amazing piece Ride is doing on Matt Hensley. Super good.

Have a good weekend.

Bye.

16 comments:

stephen said...

The definition of rad

Brendan said...

Didn't see this one comin',nice post,Brother.
Solid style all day long.

ODB said...

O.G. ATV.

Anonymous said...

Anyone got a scan of a really old add (SMA?)of AP hucking himself down a massive dirt gap of a hairpinned mountain road? I remember the text saying something like "this gap is not as big as Markovich's, but Al's trying really hard". I'd love to see that one again.

clew said...

I always thought this man had some gnarly style, especially for the era he skated in. He stood out for sure, Puma skate should come back. Check out the height on that wallride-fakie, damn, I gotta dig up this issue! Also cool that he just called it quits on his own terms (and he still kills it).

Anonymous said...

Matt Hensley is a good man. I'll put on Hokus Pokus from time to time before going out to skate.

~Barney

Anonymous said...

@clew

I believe that was a Consolidated ad. That would have been in the first year(s) of Consolidated being in business. I recall seeing that in Transworld, and back then Transworld would have been about 80 pages cover to cover. So maybe around 1993?

--Rikku Markka

chops said...

Hey guys,

http://vertisdead.blogspot.com/2010/03/alan-petersen-5.html

Vert Is Dead comes through again.

Anonymous said...

super ripper. SMA had such an ill team.

tomas

Keith said...

That smaller-than-Markovich-gap is a great shot!

Stoked on him in the Speed Wheels video, then I didn't see much for a while aside from a few clips in 411. Then saw him at a few contests. Amazing power and flow.

That Hensley thing is awesome!

Keith said...

Whenever someone says "All Hail Cardiel", I always take it as a dis on AP & Wade Speyer... Original ATV... Speed, speed & more speed....gnarly personified ... Gimmie Danger

Anonymous said...

Was that AP in a Consolidated ad ollieing from freeway to freeway in an older ad? It said something like, "The 405 and I-5 don't connect, until now..." or something to that effect...anyone have that one scanned?

The Chez said...

Agreed Keith! Not discounting Cards but Shao, Speyer, Petersen, Brauch and others were also all terrain rippers in the day as well.
AP would have been a nice fit for Anti Hero. Did he disappear to Oz or something? I haven't seen anything from him in ages.

Anonymous said...

No offense to Tim brauch rip, but he's not in that same category.

Remington Foxworthy said...

AP SMA Dedunker http://youtu.be/mjAdbhdL-HM

mike h. said...

A.P.!!!! THE MADONNA PHOTO IN A VIRGIN VAGABOND IS FUKIN INSANE...ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST...FRESNO???? FRES-YESSS!!!!