With Vert Is Dead having recently celebrated it's 7th anniversary, we thought it a good time to fire a few questions over to one of internet's premiere skate historians, Mr. Justin Goetz. Let's start with how you first got introduced to skateboarding and what your local scene was like on the East Coast? [...]
Dave Bergthold started Blockhead Skateboards in 1985, and with it's enigmatic feel went on to become one of skateboarding's more revered brands of the late 80s to mid 90s. So we recently caught up with Dave to reminisce over some Blockhead history and his plans for celebrating the brand 30 years later. Thanks [...]
I first met Anthony Acosta about 15 years ago when he was an up-and-coming skater and I was a local hack photographer. Since then, Anthony has positioned himself on the other side of the lens and matured into one of skateboarding's premier photographers. So we thought we'd pick his brain a bit on the [...]
Let's start off with a little catch up. Unfortunately, knee trouble derailed your career in '98... what have you been up to since then? Well I moved to Charlotte, NC and went to college for graphic design, studied some photography. Ended up graduating and working at The Mint Museums there in Charlotte [...]
We recently sat down with Eddie Villa to discuss and remember his brother Van Wastell who's life was tragically cut short on 9/5/2008. Van was a rare bright spot on the skateboard world and one of it's biggest up and coming talents before unexpectedly leaving this Earth. Van is greatly missed but will never be forgotten.
For most of the 1990's Jason Rothmeyer and a tight knit crew of friends ran Long Beach and it's surrounding areas, leaving a mark on skateboarding that is still seen to this day. I recently got the chance to sit down with the Jedi Master of skate nerds and discuss this golden age of skateboarding and [...]