A: No, Dan Peterka was the first guy I've seen do it." -Eric Koston
"Pro skateboarding just didn’t seem like it was a big deal to him. And at the time, it really wasn’t. We were all broke back then. So I think it was easy for him to walk away from $300 a month. It doubt it was a hard choice at all." -Jason Rogers
An admittedly smaller post today but I honestly didn't realize I even had this much of the enigmatic Dan Peterka. A personal favorite, dude dropped his amazing Next Generation opener and then proceeded to vanish into thin air before resurfacing some years later as a pro snowboarder.
Oh what could've been.
With 1992 as a whole being generally pretty disgusting in the style department, nobody was doing the tricks he was doing with as much finesse and nonchalance as he was at the time.
Stoked to finally be able to eek out a post on this dude.