Pete Furnee tipped me off to these Texans at CockFight and their boards. We (meaning my teen years skate friends) have always been a fan of Dan Wilkes for all the obvious reasons and it seems we claimed him as an east coaster via his friendship with Tom.
I never owned a Wilkes board but I always remembered that dinosaur doing an egg plant over a channel.
Hmmm? I know the first two tricks are Eggplants what the Hellio are those Dinosaurs doing on the third board
Eggplants being one of the few consistent tricks in my repertoire and a love of dinosaurs…I guess I was predisposed to wanting one. It looks like they have revived the motif at CF (your name is gonna get THOS all sorts of new spam…he he) with this guest Modello.
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Dan has been a very early supporter of THOS from way back so if you need a deck? Hell get this one!
So the Christmas list grows:(Maybe I can get this list to 12 before Xmas, Im gonna start doing this every year)
-Tony Hawk RIDE (check out the contest!!)
Thanks to Pete Furnee for the look at this killer Skate Co. Looks like he has dialed in on Egg Plants (again) Wilkes would be proud!. The new phenomenon in vert skating is hearing from people talk about getting old tricks back!….We cant all be Bernie! or can we?:
Pete Furnee Invert to Backwards!
Photo Jason Zdun (Seriously check out JZ’s pics….crazy good)
Dan Wilkes Frontside invert Kona Skatepark Florida 1981
Photo by J Cab
Well here is another vintage J Cab photo of our good friend here at The House of Steam Dan Wilkes. I believe this was during or around the time of a contest at Kona in 1981 and Dan always one to innovate is throwing back a crazy frontside invert.
Dan send us more stuff!!! Thanks to Skatecab.com as well
Anyone have anymore Kona stuff please send it our way.
Team Steam at Matt Klein’s New jersey Circa 1987
Super 8 from Ben Cornish