Feb 28, 2010

Feb 27, 2010

Feb 26, 2010

BLAST FROM THE PAST 2






These are some of the earlier boards I rode. Check the TONY HAWK board, it had some kind of black paper layer. Still not sure what it was but I can tell you I hated it ! The Rasta colors was from watching the Alva boys I guess... Griptape art was kind of a mandatory feature back then.

BLAST FROM THE PAST 1






Came across these at my moms place. You'll notice that I only have 2 of each and that's because I was lucky enough to be sponsored by a crappy toy shop who also sold skateboards. The owner would only give me his old stock and so I ended up riding different wheels on the front and back truck.
Back in those days you wouldn't complain about that kind of stuff. Free was free right.
I often had dragster style set ups with smaller wheels front and bigger ones back. Looked funny but got used to it and it worked...
Note the ETNICS sticker, that's from the pre-Etnies days when the company was still based in France.

Feb 25, 2010

OZ BEAUTY


This one was sent in from Oz by Axel. Not much to dislike about it.

Feb 23, 2010

DEW 85


Mountain Dew 1985. Gotta love the eighties!

DEUS EX MACHINA 3





DEUS EX MACHINA 2





DEUS EX MACHINA 1






A few pictures sent to me from Oz by Axel. He had the chance to pay a visit to DEUS EX MACHINA. Apparently quite mainstream in their approach but you can't deny the fact that they come up with some nice bikes.

Feb 20, 2010

DOUBLE BAGGER


You kidding me ?!

Feb 18, 2010

BOND GIRL


Luciana Paluzzi - bad Bond girl

Feb 16, 2010

HAND MADE

ELVIS 1972

Feb 15, 2010

DISPOSABLE



This what the postman brought today. It makes a 35 year old feel like a kid !
Thanks Ryan, it made my day.

NUMBER 25



These are pictures from a vintage motorcycle race in Oostende, Belgium during the 70's.
I believe the race still goes on to this day...

Feb 13, 2010

48 IN 24

REATARD R.I.P.



It's been a month now since Jay Reatard passed away and Memphis lost one of their rock'n roll sons.
Check THE REATARDS by clicking on the title.

Feb 11, 2010

WHAT GLOBAL WARMING ?



Under that snow it's all sand. Quite unusal sight living 5 minutes away from the beach in the southwest of France. My dog loved his walk for sure !

Feb 10, 2010

IT'S ALL HERE


This sums it all up ! Everything I would ever wanna ride on one page.
Stolen from http://theemissinglinks.blogspot.com/

Feb 9, 2010

CLASSIC CYCLES


very inspiring bike !

PUSS 'N BOOTS


BB in her good days.

Feb 8, 2010

THE CHIEF TALKS


Jamie Thomas talking about Crossroads tradeshow. Check the bikes at 1:05'...

WHERE IS SUMMER?


Starting to miss the summer now...

Feb 6, 2010

Feb 5, 2010

CASSETTE DAYS PART2



When it comes to punck rock music, I am still a big fan of cassettes. I just love the format, the way they sound, the way we made comps back in the days and came up with (bad) names for 'em. I still have a tape player in my office and a big collection of sick music which I would most probably have a hard time finding on vinyl, or it would cost a fortune to get it.
This one was given to me by my good friend Alex P, in the early nineties. It has some great bands on there ! In those days we were the MDA punx, a crew of skaters hangin' out at the famous "Mont Des Arts" spot in Brussels, Belgium. Skateboarding, drinking and going to punk shows, those were the days! Don't get me wrong, things are still fun, just a bit different...
Alex P aka Mister P becam a sick tattoo artist based in brussels. Check him out : http://www.myspace.com/misteralexp