Skateboarder Oct-Nov-12

A magazine made by people who live and breathe nothing but skateboarding. You get cutting-edge articles written by active skaters; tips on the latest tricks; profiles of the best riders; and the amazing in-your-face photography we're known for.

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in this issue

1 min.
jaya bonderov

“HE WILL LIVE ON THROUGH HIS TIMELESS PHOTOGRAPHS AND OUR MEMORIES OF HIM.” This past June, we lost a great friend, skater and former staff photographer, Jaya Bonderov to a car accident in Kauai. He was a stylish skateboarder who went pro for Santa Cruz in the early ’90s and eventually co-founded Adrenalin skateboards with his longtime friend Chris Senn. When it was time to hang up the pro career, Jaya stayed involved in skating by becoming one of the best skate photographers in the business and we were honored to have his work showcased in our magazine for the short time he worked with us. We are greatly saddened about this tragic event and our hearts and thoughts go out to all of Jaya’s family and friends. He will live…

1 min.

“Tricks are always trending. For a while, it was back Smiths. Then it was back tails. Crailslides got abused to hell in a hand basket too. Whatever happened to the shifty? Remember how popular it was in the mid ’90s? Everyone did them and they looked brilliant but no one does them anymore. But looking back on the invert, it had a really mean run from the late ’70s until about ’88 or so. It was a good decade-long run of everybody and their mother doing them. A lot of people these days are doing handplants but they’re not doing inverts. It’s kind of a lost art form. There’s only a handful of people that can still troll around and do them proper. Whatever, it’s just one of those tricks…

2 min.
squawk box

The Dirt Go buy Cell Out, a video with Gilbert Crockett and his homies. It’s rad...Casey Rigney is now pro for Arcade Skateboards. Congratulations to him, it was overdue. More high fives to Morgan Smith, Lee Yankou, Timmy Knuth and Derek Fukuhara who turned pro this month for Blind, Think and World Industries, respectively...Chet Childress is on Heroin Skateboards, Zach Lyons is now on Magenta, Dustin Henry is on Cliché, Brian Lotti is on Stacks, Cyril Jackson is on Baker, Fernando Bramsmark is on Skate Mental and Justin Bieber has partnered with DGK. Not to be outdone, Supra partnered up with Lil Wayne, who has taken a break from the rap game to focus on his new main passion, skateboarding... Warco put out a gnarly welcome video for their latest addition…

4 min.
peter ramondetta

OKLAHOMA IS OK I like going back to Oklahoma. It’s cool seeing the old spots I used to skate. It’s different now that people I skated with have moved on, so I don’t know as many people there anymore. It’s still good to go out there and skate. It’s funny because I look at a lot of the spots I used to skate and I don’t know why I was so stoked on them back then. It’s a good place to grow up and raise a family, but I don’t know if I ever see myself leaving San Francisco. LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO I just love the weather and the atmosphere of the city. Everyone is laid back and it’s nice city living; you don’t need to rely on the car…

4 min.
skate anatomy

LEFT SIDE CHICKEN WING Between 12 and 13 is when I got the gnarliest injuries. That’s when this happened. I was trying to boardslide this 12-stair rail where the landing had dirt on the side and not enough cement to land really. It’s like where the cement goes straight out from the stairs and then there’s dirt directly to the side. When I landed, I landed on the cement and in the dirt and it made me fly forward and kind of whipped me into the ground. I was with some friends so they took me to the hospital and it turns out it broke my collarbone. I remember it was the worst pain ever. They put me in a sling for two months, I think. I had a bunk bed, so…

6 min.
simon woodstock

What happens to the clown once the lights are turned off and the circus is moving to the next town without him? Such misadventure happened to ’90s skateboard innovator Simon Woodstock, who called it quits right when things were starting to get huge for him. At 42 years old, he’s back—as the 2012 Simon: wigless, regular-clothed and born-again. When did you start skating? When I was five, my mom bought me a tiny skateboard with metal wheels at a thrift shop for $3. I got really into it in 1984, but then my parents got so tired of buying boards all the time that we opened a family skateshop in Campbell, called Winchester. It was open from 1986 to 1990. Were they into skateboarding already? No. My dad is an expert machinist, making parts…