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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.
History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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Hosoi, Skull Skates, Alva, Brand X, Dogtown, Uncle Wiggley, Blockhead, Kryptonics and Santa Monica Airlines – that’s an emotive list of brands. There’s quite a variety of shapes on offer here. Some of them may be gimmicky, and all of them seem from another world now, but this is definitely one for the hardware fetishists looking for old school skateboards.
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Nick Philip interviewed Mike Canning for the BMX interview in this issue, conducted at a time when the balance between skating and BMX freestyle was at a very difficult stage. At this point BMX riding seemed to be more about quarter pipes than halfpipes. Twiglets… Ramps like Mon’s had always had both types of users, but at other places there was more tension, even if riders like Mike Canning would get respect from anyone who was not blind. Continue Reading »
Faze 7 were one of the tiny number of old-time skateboard shops who were able to re-emerge with the revival of skating in 1987. They’d survived the dark ages on the usual mixture of rollerskates and BMX, but now their time had come again. Continue Reading »
Another advert – and you can’t even read this one, so no chance of shedding a tear about prices in the good old days. At this stage many of the shops advertising in R.a.D were combining skateboards with BMX, a painful process for them as well as for the magazine. Since you can’t see the prices in this dot matrix advert, here are some examples: Continue Reading »
These were the days of Variflex and Life’s a Beach. Alva, Vision, Powell, G & S and Santa Cruz are all mentioned too, but without prices. Most of the advert was concentrating on BMX at this point.
These days Hot Wheels are concentrating on bike distribution.
Steve Keenan took the pictures and Steve Douglas wrote the story about the 1987 Labor Day competition at the legendary ramp at Raging Waters.
These were some of the most exciting pictures seen at the time.
Rumours had been flying around about Raging Waters, but this was the first time we got to see it, although there had been glimpses in the American magazines. Caballero won the highest air (as you can guess from the picture), Continue Reading »