ca. 1975, the original Zephyr (Z-Boys) skateboard team at the Del Mar Nationals, the first US national skateboarding competition — Shogo Kubo, Bob Biniak, Nathan Pratt, Stacy Peralta, Jim Muir, Allen Sarlo, Chris Cahill, Tony Alva, Paul Constantineau, Jay Adams, Peggy Oki, Wentzle Ruml — Image by Craig Stecyk. While the Z-Boys non-conformist style and brash behavior did not sweep the winners podium, every major skateboard company took notice and came after their stars with lucrative offers and endorsement deals. Jeff Ho and Skip could not compete with the big brand’s deep pockets– within 6 months, the Zephyr team we be no more.
Born out of the gritty Venice Beach surf slumtown called Dogtown— where you had better have eyes in the back of your head– the infamous Z-Boys were the motley badass boys of skateboarding assembled by the co-founders of Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions
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From the upcoming album “foreverly”, coming 11/25
Emma, I’ve Come Home…
The marble of the Lincoln Memorial was once alive and the iron in the walls of the Smithsonian Castle came from dying stars in deep space – Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Smart breaks down the astounding science of monuments in his latest PBS short.
Pair with 100 ideas that changes architecture.
Jackie Brown 1997
Earth From Saturn
Season 5 continues
Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons
Cyclone Coney Island
New York 1840s [via retronaut]
Billy The Kid [via retronaut]
louis theroux in miami mega prison