OJs, Slimeballs and Bullets for on £3.50! Skate T Shirts for £9.50 and complete Santa Cruz boards for around £60? I’m not sure what was going on there. Most of the advert was devoted to BMX, naturally enough, with complete bikes such as a Diamond Back Pro “Similar to Harry Leary” going for only £159, down from £289. January sales were starting early even in 1987. You could even pick up a pair of Vans for £35 and this was in the days before Vans were a high-street name.
History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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What is When We Was Rad?
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)