When We Was Rad:
Skateboard History from UK Vintage Magazine

Tag: skateboard shops


  • UK Skateboard Shop Adverts 1988 style

    There are some unfamiliar names in here. Which of these is still in existence? Add a comment if you know. Surf Ski, Coventry Gridiron, Nottingham Stamyps Skates, Birmingham Cheshire Skateboard Centre, Northwich Skate Zone, Torquay Mycyles, Malvern TnB, Tiverton Scotby Cycles, Carlisle Round Ocean, Doncaster Tombstone, Bristol There’s also Matchrite, selling their jokes and someone…


  • Back in the Day: vintage skateboard shop adverts from 1988

    Off Beat Sportz take the prize this time for their “We Like Cats and Dogs Price List” tag line. What was that all about, then? Action Ramps deserve some other kind of prize for breaking down the humble jump-ramp into a whole series of components. Meanwhile Youngs favoured the “long copy” approach, Split went for…


  • Hot Wheels BMX and Skateboard Mail Order Advert 1988

    Hot Wheels were one of the most consistent advertisers in the magazine. They were fiercely dedicated to BMX and probably felt very sad at the direction R.a.D was taking. I have great sympathy for that position having survived for years in a world where skateboarding had been completely eclipsed by roller-skating (disco, to rub salt…