Well, just doing our part to try and raise the Quiksilver stock price. I mean surfers in Huntington beach need to be drinking from their diamond crusted pimp goblets, right? So Here's another little skate nugget.
Over the weekend ShredorDie.com and Quik hosted an 80's vert jam. No doubt inspired by the 80's street jam. The latter of course had Alex Olson, Reese Forbes, Sal and a host of other skaters out and about. My guess is that when your name is Tony Hawk you can pull some strings to do the same. The point of of it was pretty much the best part: it was pointless. That is a good thing. You know, things kinda suck right now in a similar way that they did back in the 80's.
You see I can remember firsthand the ominous sense of foreboding that the cold war, shitty economic climate and bizarre pall that Reaganomics cast over us. Skating, art, music in the form of punk and hip hop all a direct response to the climate that we all lived with at that point in time. That shitty vibe forced us to be heard and look at the world in a different light, a way in which we forced ourselves to get things done because nobody would do it for us.
Maybe we can get Quik and Tony to help bring back that vibe next instead of the neon glow and wide boards. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Shoot as long as we are talking Tony Hawk and the 80's Tony sat down with Christian Slater to talk Gleaming the Cube. Since Slater's show is being cancelled maybe he should consider a sequel.