Flashback Friday. Standing on the shoulders of giants.
What that means is, I never would have skated this thing if not for @nolimitsoldier & @cairofoster Brian and Cairo are two of my most influential skateboarders. These two paved the way for me and showed me what is possible. They skated taller and crustier spots than anyone. True legendary Bay Area skaters. Both are transplants, but they are Bay Area powerhouses!
I always wonder to myself, who are the Bay Area/NorCal powerhouses? Native sons of NorCal? Wade, Phil, Cards, Senn, MC, Jovantae, Henry Sanchez, Duffy, Coco, Toad, TNT, Omar Salazar, Eman, Zack Wallin. These are some of the dudes I think of when I think of and dudes who made me wanna go faster and push harder, and a few younger dudes that get honorable mentions because they are the ones who are inspiring the youth. Obviously there are more. Im not positive but I think these dudes are all born and raised in NorCal like myself- ps that’s not me putting myself in the list, just me saying I was born and raised here. NorCal/Bay Area skating has and will always be my favourite and seeing the new generation of bay skaters gets me stoked. I even like all the transplants from Florida and Texas haha. Home is where the heart is and that has always been the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bluntslide from my @thrashermag interview in 2007. @danz photo and from that same two weeks of skating with the homies I keep mentioning.