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Lucian Hendrickse Centre Spread R.a.D Issue 58

Lucian Hendrickse Centre Spread R.a.D Issue 58“Lucian Hendrickse, Reverse Sad Eggplant, Brighton, October 1987” says the caption. This would have been a skater’s choice, not a photographer’s one. I would have ignored this as too dark and moody. Just as well that the skater-viewpoint always won the day.
One for the obsessives: note that the R.a.D logo on the centre spread is still the original “Read and Destroy” version although it had been banned from the cover, to placate the distributors, by this point.

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Lucian Hendrickse Interview Part 4 1987 R.a.D Magazine

Lucian Hendrickse Level Brighton 1987Caption: This started out as a Method Air. Lucian’s determination to push for the ultimate in contrortion totally transforms the move. The result is so extreme it looks like a Japan.

There’s lots of good skaters at South Bank. Floyd Reid for example is a really good bank skater, but everyone just hangs out all the time and wants to go to parties and stuff. They won’t put any effort into skating. I do that too — I’m a prime layabout — but I find that I’m skating more.

Stockwell Road skatepark also gets a prime mention. At the time it was not nearly as prominent as it was to become. As Lucian explained, at that time only the locals would really skate it.

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Lucian Hendrickse Interview 1987 Part 3

Lucian Hendrickse Interview Issue 58 Rad Magazine
Two things come out of this for me now, Lucian’s very acute perception of the state of skateboarding in Britain just as it was about to go big-time again, and his sense of frustration. Wanting it and not wanting it. There were some very knowing sound-bites: “Publicity and money changes — everything. I’d like to to change me some more” and “I’ll Ollie all the way to the bank”, but the frustration seems to dominate the piece. Continue Reading »

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Lucian Hendrickse Interview Issue 58 Part 2

Lucian Hendrickse, Madonna, Brighton 1987“High powered skating. Lucian’s Madonnas are FAST and HIGH. This one over the channel at the Brighton ramp screams agression and style.” The caption says everything.

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Lucian Hendrickse Interview from R.a.D Issue 58

Lucian Hendrickse Lien at Latimer RoadAt last… And what a ramp to be reminded of as well.

Lucian Hendrickse has been skating most of his life. He started as a little kid and he never stopped. In that time he’s seen, done and said a lot.

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