The Pyromaniac was my first board in 1986. Mine was dark blue on the fish tail shape with blue plastics. It was flat as a pancake, heavy as hell, and all the plastics were hollow. It had the awful bubble tail saver which after a week had worn through! I remember is being shrunk wrapped, but the trucks and plastics had been fitted afterwards. Bloody nightmare. I wanted a Kryptonics Ripstik, having seen it in a Faze 7 ad in RAD the same year. Was pretty gutted.
Haha Yea just come across this. My first board was the skull one ripping off McGill. I wanted skate zombie. Surprisingly my mum deemed that inappropriate but a skull with a snake in its eyes sockets was better. I think that because it was advertised in rad it leant it legitimacy. Haha
Welcome to a Big Issue for 2010/11 At last! I’m so glad that to finally be able to put one of the late-period issues of R.a.D up on this site. I really liked that period of the magazine. Thank you to Morley College (a wonderful place only a stone’s throw from the South Bank) for the use of the A3 scanner which made this possible. (0)
Sorry for the break That was painful. The site got caught up in one of the latest Wordpress hacks, so I took it down for a while until I had time to try to sort it out. Sorry for the break in service. (3)
Great video from Graham Taylor Just seen a video mashup by Graham Taylor which combines Norman McClaren, Georges Balanchine and skate video from the eighties and ninenties. Part of me feels a bit uncomfortable with the ballet parallel. But I’ve always felt extremely uncomfortable with the ‘skateboarding as stadium sport’ let alone ‘skateboarding in the Olympics’ line. So give me this any time. It really brought a smile to the day… More... (2)