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Name: Steve Hopkins

Age:
Town/Area:
Started skating:
Total years skating:
Fave terrain:
Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
Most memorable skate moment:
Brief comments:

Name: Niall Kitching

Age: 36
Town/Area: Stockton-on-Tees
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 26
Fave terrain: Concrete
Fave park ever: Middlesbrough Bowling Alley
Least fave park ever: No
Fave board ever owned: G&S Fiberflex Bowlrider
Most memorable skate moment: My first 50-50 grind
Brief comments: Just have fun!

Name:: Pete “rad” Rogers / rogerz@btinternet.com

Age 42 !!!
Town/Area: liverpool
Started skating: 76
Total years skating: 27
Fave terrain: pools,mini and vert
Fave park ever: Fontana USA
Least fave park ever: Yate Bristol
Fave board ever owned: Powell Britelight
Most memorable skate moment: all of them
Brief comments: Keep on skatin 4 eva.

Name:: Mark Center / marklcenter@iname.com

Age 44
Town/Area: Murrieta, California
Started skating: 76
Total years skating: 6, started up again in 2001
Fave terrain: pools, pipe, vert, my backyard ramp: http://www.ohpramp.com
Fave park ever: Fontana USA
Least fave park ever: Most of them
Fave board ever owned: anything 10″ wide
Most memorable Skating with the MAS crew!
Brief comments: Skate, Just Get On With It!

Name: Ewan McCulloch / Ewan.McCulloch@comet.co.uk

Age: 40
Town/Area: Lewknor, Oxfordshire
Started skating: 76, stopped in 80. then started AGAIN in September 2002
- thanks to Darren Kent – a talented ROMFORD Skater I work with.
Total years skating: About 5 off & on Fave terrain: Bowls, pools,
smoooooooth concrete or wood.
Fave park ever: Abingdon, back in the late 70′s,in NZ on a family trip
in Feb 2003, Manakau – down-town Auckland. The smoothest concrete you’ve
ever skated and some fantastic transitions!
Least fave park ever: Not skated enough of them to really know.
Fave board ever owned: skinny laminate wooden deck with ACS 165 trucks
and Lime Green 65mm Kryps Alva deck from Tony A’s place,
Most memorable skate moment: This morning – hitting the tiles in Harrow
Pool for the first time with some great company from a few of the MAS
guys.
Brief comments: Thanks to Ian Dodd, Steve and Nick Sable for today – another
40 something recruited!

Name: Brian Keith / cementroots@yahoo.com

Age: 38 (1965)
Town/Area: South Jersey
Started skating: 1975
Total years skating: off and on 28yrs
Fave terrain: Cement Skateparks
Fave park ever: Cherry Hill Skatepark (NJ)
Least fave park ever: Philadelphia Skatepark
Fave board ever owned: Powell Ray “Bones” Rodriguez snub nose,
Tracker Six-tracks, Bones
Most memorable skate moment: Getting to skate Cherry Hill with all the
pros in the late 70′s
Brief comments: Just started skating again after many year and it just
feels great to be back

Name: Andrew Wahl / wahl@pire.org

Age: 39
Town/Area: Gaithersburg, MD USA
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 25
Fave terrain: pools, parks, ditches, ramps
Fave park ever: Now – Vans Potomac (Virginia). Back then – Get-A-Way (Huntsville,
Alabama)
Least fave park ever: anything that is too street oriented
Fave board ever owned: Variflex Eddie Elgurea
Most memorable skate moment: Seeing the G&S team demo in 1979; Learning
to skate a halfpipe.
Brief comments:

Name: Christopher Woodard

Age: 34
Town/Area: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Started skating: 1982
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: Banks, Pools, Ramps
Fave park ever: Upland Pipeline, CA
Least fave park ever: Not that many to choose from… :)
Fave board ever owned: Hosoi Hammerhead in white and red.
Most memorable skate moment: Bones Brigade shows up at Jew Drop (pool)
in San Jose to film – 1986
Brief comments: Underwear is good. I like colored briefs, cotton, loose
fitting please.

Name: John Jervis / JJervis@techgraf.co.uk

Age: 40
Town/Area: Horsham, West Sussex
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: 1977 – 1980, 2003
Fave terrain: Concrete old style ramps/bowls
Fave park ever: Southsea (grew up there)
Least fave park ever: none, only know three
Fave board ever owned: homemade deck, ACS651′s, 65mm Green Kryps – still
using it
Most memorable skate moment: Coach trip to the ROM park, Romford in 1979
Brief comments: I can’t believe I can still rip – get totally stoked man!

Name: Brad Bradley / bradnzuri@aol.com

Age: 37
Town/Area: Kettering
Started skating: 76
Total years skating: 24
Fave terrain: Parks, Pools, Vert
Fave park ever: Wicksteed
Least fave park ever: Skateside – got too intimidated by Ally Barrs girlfriend
Fave board ever owned: G&S Neil Blender Indy’s OJ2′s
Most memorable skate moment: Every new move you make!
Brief comments: Skateboarder!

Name: Alan “Ollie”Gelfand www.ollieair.com <http://www.ollieair.com/>

Age: 40
Town/Area: Hollywood Florida
Started skating: 1974
Total years skating: From 1974 till 1981 stopped end of 1981 started back
in 2001
Fave terrain: ½ pipes and bowls Wood rules Concrete hurts when
you are 40 years old
Fave park ever: Marina Del Rey California key hole pool in the back
Least fave park ever: I did not have one loved them all
Fave board ever owned: Powell Ollie Tank
Most memorable skate moment: Taking first place 1979-1980 Del Mar , Big
O and Marina Del Rey Pro Contests
Brief comments: Over the years people would say “Wow you invented
the Ollie” and I would say yea with no great enthusiasm. I never
realized how many people were affected by one little move a 80 pound kid
from Hollywood Florida did In the under bowl @ SKATEBOARD USA way back
in 1977. Check out the whole story at www.ollieair.com <http://www.ollieair.com/>

Name: Wentzle Ruml IV (AKA-”THE RUM”)

Age: 44…(45 ON AUGUST 11TH)
Town/Area: WELLFLEET…CAPE COD…MASSACHUSETTS(Ex-Dogtown)
Started skating: 1969
Total years skating: 34
Fave terrain: DRAINAGE DITCHES IN NEW MEXICO….BANKS…HILLS POOLS
Fave park ever: MARINA DEL REY
Least fave park ever: WELLFLEET
Fave board ever owned: D-BOX QUIVER…SLALOM QUIVER
Most memorable skate moment: FIRST HANDPLANT IN A POOL
Brief comments: IM SKATEING A GOOD AMOUNT THESE DAYS AND HAVE BEEN GETTING
INTO SLALOM AGAIN WHICH HAS BEEN A BLAST…BEEN TO NEW MEX..GOING AGAIN
IN AUGUST TO DO ANARTICLE ON SURF SK8N WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER/JOURNALIST….SURF
IN THE WINTERS IN THE CARIBE FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS…..HAVE 7 YEAR OLD
SON AND 5 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO BOTH SK8……….LIFE IS GOOD….I GROW
OYSTERS AND CLAMS AND DO CATERING AS WELL TO MAKE A LIVING….HAVE ANOTHER
BOARD COMING OUT WITH D-BOX…..32″X 9-1/2″ FLATNOSE OLDSCHOOL
SHAPE WITH SICK GRAPHICS !!!

Name: Ollie`s

Town/area-Maidenhead
Started skating-77
Total years skating-26 years
Fave terrain-Snake runs,half pipes…Concrete!
Fave park-Harrow
Least fav park-Meanwhile 2
Fave ever board-Chet Thomas,Indies,Kryp slammers
Most memorable skate moment-First Kick flip ollie
Breif Comment-Any old skaters out there?get back out and get hooked again!!

Name: Graham Willans (gw.k2@virgin.net)
Age: 38
Town: London
Started skating: Mid 70s (quit early 80s Until a work mate got me to buy
a board recently!!)
Total years skating: 75 – 82 Just started again
Fave Terrain: Pools, Half Pipes
Fave park ever: Mad Dog Bowl, London
Fave board owned: Kryptonics Micke Alba, Trackers and Cubic Bones or Benji
Jeremy Henderson, Boots and Trackers
Most memorable skating moment: 1. Seeing Marc Sinclair @ Mad Dog Bowl
performing fakie ‘ollies’ waaay before anyone else! 2. My first
air!
Brief comments: Great to get back on a board again! Had to get a Steve
Cab Re-issue, CX Kryps, but hey! Shame I couldn’t get an Ollie Gelfand,
loved that deck!
Name: Steve Mead / ClrkS906@aol.com

Age: 39
Town/Area: West London/ hammersmith
Started skating: started 76
Total years skating: on off 4 years
Fave terrain: pools
Fave park ever: Rolling Thunder
Least fave park: Any metal park
fave board : steve olson red cross indys varaflex
Most memorable skate moment: walking into rolling thunder for the 1st
time
brief comments: last chance to get any good , so make it count,and enjoy

Name : Ash Strain / ash@fall-line.co.uk

Age: 35
Town/Area : Gloucester now London
Started : 1978
Total Years : 25
Fave Terrain : Pools/Bowls (i use capitals because they deserve the respect!)
Fave Park : Kidderminster and Plymouth Zoo
Least Fave Park : not found it yet!
Fave Board : Z-Ply deck with Tracker Full’s and Alva Cinical wheels. (if
you have one i will buy it!)
Most memorable Skate Moment : Sadly, having my skull fractured in Wolverhampton
by football supporters with 1/2 a brick. I was 13 !!!!!
Breif comment : I stiil have a Stacy P. Warptail II with ACS580′s and
red Kryps and a G&S Fibre
Flex Slalom with Cali slaloms and red Kryps! HURRAY for this site!

Name: Nicola Gale / n.j.gale@virgin.net

Age: 25
Town/Area: Exeter, Devon
Started skating: somewhere around 1983/4/5
Total years skating: on and off for about 15 years
Fave terrain: concrete
Fave park ever: Yet to find it
Least fave park ever: No such thing
Fave board ever owned: Present board. Calow Brothers Death deck, GK trucks,
spitfire/pig wheels.
Most memorable skate moment: caining it down the nearest steep hill to
see who can beat the other’s record….ahhh simple childish times….but
fun!
Brief comments: I may be no good on a board, but at least I have fun trying!

Name: Darren Scaife / darrenscaife@hotmail.com

Age: 31
Town/Area: Stockport/Tokyo
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: A few years in the 70s, a failed attempt in the 90s,
and now 2 months with the MAS Crew
Fave terrain: Just started skating bowls…..so bowls! And hill cruising
on a longboard.
Fave park ever: Quite inexperienced with parks, but loving Stockport at
the mo.
Least fave park ever: Blackpool’s Stanley Park…..thing.
Fave board ever owned: My first red plastic board with big wheels. Wish
I still had it.
Most memorable skate moment: Probably first successful drop in.
Brief comments: I’ve flirted with skating over the years, but never really
got into it. In the 90s it seemed too hard and too much time to invest.
But recently, watching the Dogtown movie, the resurgence of retro-style
skating, and the discovery of the MAS crew have reminded me what it was
like to skate and just enjoy it for yourself. Regardless of age or ability.
Just have fun.

Name: Dicky / +447739224216@mediamessaging.o2.co.uk

Age: 38
Town: Slough/Algorta til mid july
Start skating: 76
Total years skating: 26
Fave terrain: Pools & bowls Fave park R thunder & La kantera
Least fave park ever: k Hollywell bay due to a bad slam
Fave board ever owned: M Alba-indys-yo yo wheels
Most memorable skate moment:t The sessions in the pole bowl at thunder
B
Brief comments: Sk8 till u bleed & then sk8 some more u pussies

Name: Juan / alexmosterin@hotmail.com
Age: 30
Town: Bilbao
Start skatin: 1987
Years skatin: 17
Fave Terrain: Pools and pipes
Fave Park: La Kantera (Algorta)
Least fave park: All parks are good
Fave material: Board= Antihero ( Peter Hewitt) Independent trucks and
Spitfire wheels
Best skatemoment: First time in pool at ” La Kantera”
Brief Comment: Sk8 and destroy
Name: Alex mosterin” / alexmosterin@hotmail.com
Age: 30
Town: Bilbao
Start skatin: 1987
Years skatin: 17
Fave Terrain: all terrains
Fave Park: Hall 04 (wood indoor in Hossegor (France))
Least fave park: All parks are diferents
Fave material: -
Best skatemoment: First half-pipe sessions
Brief Comment: for my litlle son, Erik. Live to skate, skate to live.
Name: Ian Parry / PARRY496@aol.com

Age: 39
Town/Area: Preston/Blackpool
Started skating: 77-78
Total years skating: 6 all together (on third phase)
Fave terrain: Bowls / Pools / Ramps / Midi / Vert
Fave park ever: Colne
Least fave park ever: St.Annes council Blob Of Tarmac 70′s
Fave board ever owned : Powell Mike Mcgill 87 / Indies / OJ Combos (still
owned)
Most memorable skate moment: Getting inverts back on vert at 39
Brief comments: Slammin never used to hurt like this, landing the trick
feels better than ever.

Nane: MARTIN BOATWRIGHT / mboatwright@dartline.co.uk
Age: 30
Area: KENT
Started skating:- MID 80`S
Total years skating: 7 YEARS WITH 10 YEARS GAP
Fave terrain: CONCRETE PARKS
Fave park ever: GILLINGHAM
Least fave park ever: HARTSDOWN MARGATE
Fave board ever owned: SMA JESSE MARTINEZ
Most memorable skate moment: SEEING POWELL PERALTA TEAM AT LABROOKE GROVE
EARLY 90`S
Brief comments: ONCE A SKATER, ALWAYS A SKATER.
old pic of frank Name: Frank Harburn / frank.harburn@ntlworld.com
Age: 30
Town/Area: Peterborough, UK
Started skating: 1987
Total years skating: Since 87, on and off (about 9 in full)
Fave terrain: Street and banks
Fave park ever: Wicksteed
Least fave park ever: Never had a really bad one
Fave board ever owned: Death Box Pete Dosset ‘Mr Punch’ tri-tail; Indys;
Powell Peralta G-Bones
Most memorable skate moment: Everything!
Brief comments: There’s more to skating than kickflips!
Name: Eric Dressen / eric@greedskate.com

Age: 36 (going on 8)
Town Area:Venice,Ca
Started skating: 1975
Years skating: 28
Fave skate terrain: ditchs and pools
Fave park ever: Marina skatepark and Ventura skatepark
Least fave park: x-game type street courses
Fave board ever owned: my “spirit of 76″,its a swapmeet 70*s
bahane type fiberglass deck with old indy freestyle trucks and Gyro wheels
with super fast bearings,it fucking rules the best board ever!
Most memorable skate moment: Ventura Skate Street contest,doing a crail
slide on the huge over vert wave wall in the finals.
Brief comments: teams-Deathbox,Indy,Spitfire,Greed,Oldstar,Speedmetal

Name ; Sam Taylor / sam@sandpiperclothing.freeserve.co.uk
age ; 39
town ; Manchester
started skating ; mid 70′s
total years ; 5
Fave terrain ; Ceement Ponds
Fave park ; The Rom (up to now)
least :
Fave Board; Home made deck, tracker trucks and excellarators
memorable moment ; Letting fly some Backside Air !!!
Comments ; If it Ain’t Broke don’t Fix It.(Unless its a piece of board
sticking up slightly on a ramp, then it would probably be best to get
it fixed. just for safety’s sake)
Name: Dominic Shurety / dom@snowboard-uk.co.uk

Age: 39
Town/Area: High Wycombe now Windsor
Started skating: 76
Total years skating: 3
Fave terrain: smooth sweeping concrete
Fave park ever: Skate City
Least fave park ever: ?
Fave board ever owned: Green G&S fiberflex,ACS trucks & bones
wheels.
Most memorable skate moment: First trip to Skate City.
Brief comments: When i’m to old to have fun then my time is done!

Name: Sean Goff / SeanGoffSS20@aol.com

Age: It’s on the back of my helmet. (at present i’m 38 but I’m sure that
will change)!
Town/Area: Kidlington, Oxford
Started skating: ’76
Total years skating: 27.. Never stopped
Fave terrain: Vert
Fave park ever: Still waiting to find it.
Least fave park ever: One with out friends to session with.
Fave board ever owned: Present set up as that’s what I’m having fun on
now. Flip F12 shape deck,
Fury Evos, Ricta 60mm, Bones Swiss, Rails.
Most memorable skate moment: Dropping in on the Dawoo ramp. 24foot with
4 foot of vert.
Brief comments: Well done to all those skaters who NEVER gave up.

Name: Dave Brown / zvisitor@ntlworld.com

Age: 40
Town/Area: Knutsford, Cheshire
Started skating: 1975
Total years skating: 9
Fave terrain: Transitions, concrete parks, swimming pools (one of these
days!)
Fave park ever: Rampworx
Least fave park ever: Kirkby in Ashfield
Fave board ever owned: Hopefully the new one I’m about to build.
Deathbox 10″ deck, Indy trucks, Bulldog double-conical wheels, Swiss
Bones bearings.
Most memorable skate moment: Starting again after 17 years
Brief comments: Skate Everything!

Name: Johnnie Blalack aka. HawaiianJohn/Johnnie B / JohnnieAloha@aol.com

Age: 34
Town/Area: Originally Makakilo, HI — now Fort Lauderdale, FL
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: Off and on about 8-10 years
Fave terrain: Canals, ditches, banks and pools
Fave park ever: Favorite Ditches were Wallows, Pearl Ridge, Zones and
Stoker Hill
Least fave park ever: Never met a skate surface I didn’t want to rip apart…
LOL.
Fave board ever owned: H-Street Ron Allen, Alva Jef Hartsel, Dogtown Scott
Oster and Dogtown Eric Dressen.
Most memorable skate moment: Skating with Jef Hartsel and Chris Cook in
Hawaii… great fun!
Brief comments: Former HIC (Hawaiian Island Creations) Team Rider, until
they got out of the world of skateboarding.

October 26, 2009 by Wo ody

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