3 thoughts on “523: Bob Biniak Skate Tribute words and pics over at Juice

  1. malcolm

    wow, surprised to read this news! one of my first real skateboards was a Logan Earth Ski, Bob Biniak model. RIP

  2. WaterRunning

    Interesting blog, House of Steam. Sorry to see Bob Biniak pass. There is an interesting generational component to his story. The Z-Boys, like the Beastie Boys and Sugar Hill Gang, were part of a generational “missing link” between Baby Boomers and Generation X: the newly identified Generation Jones (born 1954-1965). This component is crucial in understanding the historical context of Biniak and the Z-Boys.

    Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten lots of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press’ annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009. I found this page helpful because it gives a pretty good overview of recent media interest in GenJones: http://generationjones.com/2009latest.html


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