I see exactly what you mean about the expression. It certainly looks like him.
But this would have been captioned very soon after the event and would have been pulled out of a group of pictures of the same run, by people who were at the event. I’d be surprised if we had got something like this wrong.
And yet… We certainly did make mistakes. Too often. And one as big as this is the kind of thing I might even have blanked from memory!
Thanks, Adie. And you make another good point. When I look back on the years I spent involved in skating it’s always the people I remember. The vast majority were really nice to meet as well as inspiring in their different approach to the world around us.
Tipsy? no bruv all RAD staff were straight edge. That pic was 200% Gator I remember just before the run he said he was going to skate regular while doing his famous Magnusson impression just to fuck up the caption monkey…..pass the bong dude!
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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)