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Name: Glen Boy /
Age: 41 3/4
Town/Area:
Started skating:1973
Total years skating: 31 years still rippin
Fave terrain: pools bowls pipes

Fave park ever: Thunder
Least fave park ever: Wokingham (bad slam)
Fave board ever owned: Surf Flyer (with skatebrake )
Most memorable skate moment: Too many, California 1979 17 years of age meeting
a very young Caballero, and touring all the parks Del Mar, the Ranch, Big
O to name three.
Brief comments: Live To Skate

   
Name: Jim / v-jimchi@microsoft.com
Age: big 30
Town/Area: Reading/London

Started skating: Early 90’s just when all my mates gave up
Total years skating: 11’ish
Fave terrain: any thing small!
Fave park ever: been to very few, but the ones in Brisbane rip
Least fave park ever: any crappy metal council job

Fave board ever owned: my first – long since forgotten
Most memorable skate moment: still waiting for it
Brief comments: 11 years on, still crap, but not prepared to give up just
yet…

   
Name: Paul Sampson (paul@trevenen.freeserve.co.uk)
Age: 39
Town/Area: Newquay & Penryn/Falmouth, Cornwall. Started skating: 1975
Total years skating: 28 with a couple of layoffs, always had a skate to
hand though.

Fave terrain: Concrete bowls and parks, halfpipes.
Fave park ever: Holywell, where I "grew up". Rom made a great
impression on me though.
Least fave park ever: Playing Place is pretty crappy (but it’s STILL THERE!)
Fave board ever owned: My first "proper" board: Benjyboard Mark
Sabloski, Trackers, Sims Wheels.

Most memorable skate moment: Learning a new trick and nailing it. Still
feels good. Skating with friends.
Brief comments: Skate and CREATE!

   
Name: Victor Viskovich.
Age: 45years young
Town/Area: new plymouth,New Zealand
Started skating: 1973
Total years skating: ova 30 big ones
Fave terrain:

Fave park ever: skatopia.co.nz
Least fave park ever: glen eden bowl
Fave board ever owned: speed run board.44inchs long ,three quarter inch
thick kauri hand shaped ,tracker trucks ,road rider sixs
Most memorable skate moment:
Brief comments: glad i can still get the feeling with that edger carve or
narly grind!!a good skate can blow away the cob webs and
liberate the soul!!! skate on bretheren

   
Name: Darren Rathbone / d_rathbone@hotmail.com
Age: 32

Town/Area: Cornwall originally, now Bristol Bath area
Started skating: 1984ish
Total years skating: 20
Fave terrain: Everything Park, Street, Slalom, Downhill
Fave park ever: Holywell Bay R.I.P, Playing Place, Newlyn east, St George,
The Deaner!!
Least fave park ever: Roche bowl built by Annika Rice Rode like a Sandpit…

Fave board ever owned: Santa Cruz Jeff Grosso Coke Graphic
Most memorable skate moment: Winning Bude Downhill for the First time, Going
To DHX in capetown, Meeting Jeff Phillips
Brief comments: I ride for Comet Skateboards. Kryptonics Wheels, Bones Bearings
and Essence Clothing.

   
Name: Chris Ward / surfpunkmetalfan@talk21.com
Age: 39
Town/Area: Southport, Merseyside/Lancashire
Started skating: 1976
Total years skating: 1976 – 79, 1985 – 87 seriously, but it’s
always burnt in my soul.

Fave terrain: Banks, bowls and halfpipes.
Fave park ever: The halfpipe at Warrington in 1986
Least fave park ever: Southport had some bad transitions but could be fun.
Fave board ever owned: My current G&S Ken Fillion
Most memorable skate moment: First time I pulled a frontside air in the
halfpipe at Southport. (Ramp in picture)
Brief comments: Please get in touch if you remember me. I need photos!

   
Name: Terry Bland / tbland@dsl.pipex.com
Age: 34

Town/Area: Stockport
Started skating: 1978
Total years skating: 1 year (1978), 5 months (now)
Fave terrain: Bowl – anything fast and high – vert one day…
Fave park ever: Stockport
Least fave park ever: Newbury municipal park – concrete (ouch!), slippy
steel ramps and ice (it was late December)

Fave board ever owned: Jay Adams Zflex (blue), Indy 166s, Kryptonics Route
65s (clear red)
Most memorable skate moment: First back side grind.
Brief comments: I enjoy skateboarding more than anything else I do. I’ve
met some great people (lots through MAS) that I would not have otherwise
known. The folks who have gone out of their way to help me along have restored
my faith in human nature – you know who you are. I WILL be one of those
airborn vert skaters I currently watch with my chin on the floor. The bruises
fade faster than the good memories.

   
Name: Neil Atkinson / neil@neil-atkinson.com
Age: 41
Town/Area: Southport now Watford
Started skating: 1976

Total years skating: about 7 in total with the big gaps
Fave terrain: mini pipe – half pipe – bowl
Fave park ever: Southport – loads of great times in the Sev’s and Eighties,
Preston and Warrington half pipe in the 80′s
Least fave park ever: Llandudno
Fave board ever owned: My old Sablosky, ACS 651′s and Powerflex 5 wheels
Most memorable skate moment: Seeing Alva at Southport and being in earshot
when after 5-10 mins skating he said "This is shit" and walked
off!

Brief comments: It’s great to be back, I’d love to hear from others who
skated Southport in the Sev’s or Preston in the late Eighties – Woody this
means you!!!

   
Name: Steve Delves/ Joxa / stevo_delves@hotmail.com

Age: 18
Town/Area: Barrow-In-Furness
Started skating: October 1st 2001
Total years skating: 2 years 6 months
Fave terrain: Mini ramps/Bowls/Ditches/Insane terrain and manual pads
Fave park ever: Stockport bones or Livingston

Least fave park ever: Prestons the grind
Fave board ever owned: Driven Jason Jessee model or my Scum Pitchfork
Most memorable skate moment: Winning 3rd place in a best trick comp in america
Brief comments: I’ll skate pretty much anything,even freestyle! Please visit
www.geocities.com/slackerskateboards cheers guys!

   
name: steve reynolds / mr014e2267@blueyonder.co.uk
age: 39
town: ruislip/west london
started: 1978

total years :4
fave terrain: all
fave park: harrow
fave board: sablosky 2, trackers, benjy boots skate moment black bowl at
skate city
brief comment: long time dead so keep skating

   
Name: Kevin Wilsher / kwilsher@yahoo.com
Age: 28
Town/Area: Hayes, Middlesex

Started skating: 2003
Total years skating: 1
Fave terrain: Concrete, bowls, ramps..
Fave park ever: Harrow, Meanwhile Gdns..
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Flat Pig Murf

Most memorable skate moment: the first anything..&
finding this site!
Brief comments: shoulda started sooner!

   
Name: Pete Parsons / pete@londonbreakz.co.uk
Age: 38
Town/Area: East London
Started skating: 76/77

Total years skating: on and off to this day
Fave terrain: anywhere you cant hear your wheels go clanging over cracks
in the pavment!
Fave park ever: SKATECITY off Tooley St ……….South Bank under Fest
Center
Least fave park ever: anywhere in skater hating Tower Hamlets
Fave board ever owned: G&S FibreFlex, Gullwings, red and blue 65mm Kryptonics
Most memorable skate moment: Skating down Tooley St every Sat morning to
Skatecity, avoiding getting my gear nicked by gangs of skinheads on the
south bank.

Brief comments: ……radical!

   
Name: Jerry Hall / jerryhall64@hotmail.com

Age: 39 and a half
Town: Cambridge
Started: 1977
Total Years: 27 on and off
Fave Terain: Smooth long downhills
Fave Park Ever: Ipswich

Least Fave park Ever: Crewkerne (probably not there any more)
Fave Board Ever Owned: Apart from my recently-home-made 52" Longboard,
my now-deceased Butlock Special with ACS 580s, Variflex Clouds and 70mm
green Ulons – soft as putty and gripped like poo to a blanket.
Most Memorable Skate Moment: Busting my wrist (twice) in bad spills and
my first blast on my home-made longboard.
Brief Comment: Just get out and skate.

   

Name: Craig Miller / rheged12@yahoo.com
Age: 31

Town/Area: Carlisle
Started skating: 1979
Total years skating: 24
Fave terrain: city(any really)
Fave park ever: oceanside (Los Angeles)
Least fave park ever: Some dump in Lyon

Fave board ever owned: Roadhogg fishtail 1985 model
Most memorable skate moment: Dropping in for first time on home made mini
ramp
Brief comments: 17 breaks 1dodgy knee metal plate in head but its all
worth it….

   
Name: Pete Parsons / pete@londonbreakz.co.uk
Age: 38
Town/Area: East London
Started skating: 76/77

Total years skating: on and off to this day
Fave terrain: anywhere you cant hear your wheels go clanging over cracks
in the pavment!
Fave park ever: SKATECITY off Tooley St ……….South Bank under Fest
Center
Least fave park ever: anywhere in skater hating Tower Hamlets
Fave board ever owned: G&S FibreFlex, Gullwings, red and blue 65mm Kryptonics
Most memorable skate moment: Skating down Tooley St every Sat morning to
Skatecity, avoiding getting my gear nicked by gangs of skinheads on the
south bank.

Brief comments: ……radical!

   
Name: Kevin Wilsher / kwilsher@yahoo.com
Age: 28
Town/Area: Hayes, Middlesex
Started skating: 2003
Total years skating: 1
Fave terrain: Concrete, bowls, ramps..

Fave park ever: Harrow, Meanwhile Gdns..
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Flat Pig Murf
Most memorable skate moment: the first anything..&
finding this site!
Brief comments: shoulda started sooner!

   
Name: Iain ‘brian damage’ Burden
/ intorachel@hotmail.com
Age: 26

Town/Area: dorset
Started skating: 87
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: concrette bowls and down hill
Fave park ever: slades farm
Least fave park ever: charles street dorchester

Fave board ever owned: my 48" pintail
Most memorable skate moment: getting run down by a speeding car and
surviving!
Brief comments: never quit.

   
Name: Charlie Hobbs / charliefiveo@hotmail.com
Age: 32
Town/Area: Bournemouth UK, was Alton UK.
Started skating: 1977

Total years skating: 25 years of scabs and good times
Fave terrain: Pools and ‘crete
Fave park ever: Southsea UK, curious concrete bowls n stuff, and Brixton.
Least fave park ever: Meanwhile One in Nottinghill (now somewhere under
meanwhile three), but that’s better than any two 8 foot wide metal
quarters
with ½ mile of flat between them.

Fave board ever owned: Zorlac John Gibson with nose snapped off, an ex Barry
Abrook board.
Most memorable skate moment: My first frontside airs down the road from
Surrey Skateboards, and slamming unprotected at 45mph whilst being towed
behind a car – pulled my wife whilst I was ½ man ½ scab.
Brief comments: any old skate mates out there? I’m at charliefiveo@hotmail.com,
dust it down, hook up and lets rip it up.

   
Name: Wayne-ur Coward / Wayne.Coward@airbus.com
Age: 42
Town/Area: Trowbridge Wiltshire

Started skating: ’76
Total years skating: 76-78 and about 3 months this time
Fave terrain: Concrete
Fave park ever: Yate
Least fave park ever: Calne
Fave board ever owned: Kryptonics Resinflex 44" Longboard

Most memorable skate moment: 1st time I dropped a 1/4 pipe
Brief comments: Bought a longboard xmas ’03 to cruise around on, discovered
M-A-S. Have become a wannabe vert skater !! (big boys made me do it)

   
Name: Johnny Faber / poopduster@yahoo.com
Age: 34
Town/Area: Riverside USA
Started skating: Skated for a couple of years as a kid, just picked it up
again about 3 months ago
Total years skating:
Fave terrain:

Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
Most memorable skate moment:
Brief comments:

   
Name: James Top Dog / james@mrprinters.com
Age: 36
Town/Area: Horsham Sussex

Started skating: 1981 stopped 1986 (Bmx took over) started again 2000
Total years skating: 9
Fave terrain: Downhill/Multi story anything smooth!
Fave park ever: Southsea
Least fave park ever: Brighton – snapped my wrist like a carrot
Fave board ever owned: Sector 9

Most memorable skate moment: Rediscovering skating – one perfect summer
on Brighton sea front
Brief comments: Never to old to skate, okay I mainly longboard and slalom
now but hey its still skating, its still getting myself outside and jamming
with friends……put simply it rules

   

Name: Steve Morrow / oldskoolskater@mailinator.com
Age: 31
Town/Area: Newcastle
Started skating: 1984
Total years skating: 8
Fave terrain: Street

Fave park ever: Only ever been to one!
Least fave park ever: N/A
Fave board ever owned: Santa Cruz Tom Knox, Gullwing trucks, OJ teamrider
wheels
Most memorable skate moment: Learning flip shove-its in 1990 – I knew
I was getting good!
Brief comments: Concrete hurts more as you get older. Oh, and why did
I stop?

   
Name: Tony Birn / tony_b@onetel.com
Age: 38

Town/Area: Mill Hill/ London
Started skating: 1976-77 can’t quite remember but stopped 1980
Total years skating: 9
Fave terrain: Bowls/Pools/Banks/Concrete – anything I can carve.
Fave park ever: Harrow – Solid Surf – I didn’t get to too many others before
I gave up 1st time around
Least fave park ever: Anything new that just has rails, stairs and banks
– BORING

Fave board ever owned: G&S Fiberflex with California Slalom and Blue
60mm Kryptonics – Faze 7 Deck, Full Trackers, Either Benji Boots or Green
Kryptonics CX-66 – My current Bulldog Model with Indy 166 and the old Kryptonics.
I still have all my old equipment
Most memorable skate moment: First trip to Skate City in London. When I
watched Tony Hawk do a 900 on X-Games – it got me back on my board, or –
Seeing my legs and new Fiberflex longboard carving around Stockwell on RAD
TV.
Brief comments I Still love skateboarding even after a 21 year lay off.
I’m so pleased to see so many older skaters getting back into it. OLDSKOOL
RULES. It hurts more now, when you bail. Just enjoy yourself. WHAT’S AN
OLLIE?

   
name – michael mccall / ldheaven@hotmail.com
age – 41
town – sheffield
started skating – 1976

total years skating – 1976-1979/80,then in 2002
fave terrain – u pie/bowl/or a good long hill
fave skate park – roxy skate in swinton in 78 / the house/or/devonshire
green in sheffield
least fav park – charnock park ,sheffield
fav board – sims lonnie toft,trackers,yellow bones,sims speed bearings in
78,,now – bulldog big foot 2,webb trucks,bulldog double conicals team set,bones
reds.
most memorable moment – a full wooden pipe in some skatepark in 78 wow it
was cool .,anybody remember the park e mail me with the name

brief comment – get a board and skate its never too late and so much fun
wished id never stopped

   
Name: Andy Lewis / Leazes2004@aol.com

Age: 30
Town/Area: Misterton
Started skating: 87 To 89
Total years skating: 6 years
Fave terrain: ramps,full and mini
Fave park ever:

Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned:
Most memorable skate moment: dropping in and rock to fakie with Alan Portwood

Brief comments:

   
Name: Dale Symons / jamw@jamw.freeserve.co.uk
Age:40
Town:Swindon
Started Skating:1977

Years Skating:4
Fave Terrain:Any
Fave Park:Any
Least Fave Park:Doesn`t exist
Fave Board:`80`s cheapy at £24, replaced wheels with my old red Kryps
Most memorable moment: First time I got air at Plymouth skatepark in the
mogul about 1978

Brief comments:Just got on a board again a few weeks ago after a break of
15 years, surprised that I could still ride the thing

   
Name: Colin Milne

Age: 29
Town/Area: Warrington
Started skating: 1988
Total years skating: 6
Fave terrain: Curves and very very flat surfaces to go woosh woosh
Fave park ever: Goshen sports center before and after verticular instalation

Least fave park ever: Edge Lane( I know two people who snapped thier leg
there, broke thier Tib and Fib in almost the same way)
Fave board ever owned: 101 Skates Rodrigues the one with the Gremlin
Most memorable skate moment: Entering the vert comp at Goshen, coming last
with rock fakies, axle stalls, fakie ollies and asking Jeremy of Deathbox
for the Tpot sticker that was 2foot across in size, got my name in rad mag.
yeh.
Brief comments: Something always hurts

   
Name: Jesse Davis / jerkydoodoo@lycos.com
Age: 36
Town/Area: Outer Banks, North Carolina
Started skating: 1980

Total years skating: 24
Fave terrain: Pools/good slappy curbs/backyard vert
Fave park ever: Klamath Falls, Oregon
Least fave park ever: Grand Junction, Colorado
Fave board ever owned: Santa Cruz Jeff Grosso "Coca Cola"
Most memorable skate moment: The day I learned inverts

Brief comments: I want to come to England and skate!

   
Name: Stretch – john.latham7@virgin.net

Age: 38
Town/Area: Markyate, Herts
Started skating: 77
Total years skating: about 6
Fave terrain: Anything that is a good laugh and makes me want to go back
again
Fave park ever: Harrow – lots of different stuff, good memories and still
good sessions goin on

Least fave park ever: The old one on the coast in South Shields near Sunderland
Fave board ever owned: Too poor when I was a kid, but had a nice set of
white yoyo’s to roll around the floor
Most memorable skate moment: Goin back into Harrow pool after 23 years not
skatin
Brief comments: 1. I would like to slide down a rail on a set of stairs
like the kids do, but am afraid I might hurt my bollocks! 2. It’s a myth
that
skatin stated from surfing and Dogtown, everyone knows it came from ironing
dude!!

   

Name: Michael S. Allen / abksk8@hotmail.com
Age: 51,

Town/Area Murrieta California (1 hour north of sunny San Diego),
Started skating in 1962, steel/clay wheel days,
Fave terrain: long hills,
F fave park: the old drive-in theatre with my highschool sweetheart…,

Least fave park: any one with skaters less than 30 years old in it,
fave board ever owned: my second board: a G & S Warptail, Gullwing
trucks, original everthing( still have it, and the owners of Gullwing,
and G&S have signed it.

Most memorable skate moment: Cruising down the sidewalk, listening to
the Beatles in my am radio, with my sidewalk surfer under foot.
Comments: Currently skating longboards, carving hills. Also make custom
boards in the garage, sorry no web site yet: e-mail me. Seen a lot of
changes in skating in 41 years, but brothers, it’s all good. If you have
a board you like, and have fun skating it, as the shephard would say,
what the flock? Last comment: Skateboarding started downsouth in S.D.,
NOT in the 70" with the Z-boys( no disrespect to the Santa Monica
guys..) thanks, Mike

   

 
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October 30, 2009 by Wo ody

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