Monday, March 24, 2008

The Gaunlet Circa 1978...


In reading the Bruce Logan interview, I was in awe of the fact that Bruce failed to even recognize any of the Dogtown Boys. But the most unbelievable thing was Bruce's ignorance to the fact that Dogtown skaters are the best all-around skaters, and definitely the most radical and heaviest in the world. It's been a week since we read it, but we haven't stopped laughing in our mental preparation to retaliation to this unprovoked understatement. Alva, Biniak, and Adams aren't the only rad skaters in town. In fact, if this magazine were to print an article on all the heavy skaters in D-Town, they wouldn't have any room for the advertisements unless they doubled its size. not only is down south equipment fonk, junk, and bonk, and all other words ending on ooonck, but they can't even ride it. In Dogtown, we ride the radically inspired homegrown Dogtown skate designed by myself and Wes Humpston. It is the strongest, lightest, and most common skate on the coping. It also doesn't cramp our style. Could that be the answer? In closing, I'd like to say to all down-souther's, put your money where your big mouths are in a pool and bowl-riding contest for money. Pools and bowls are real skatin', and will tell more answers than a freestyle trick goon-test.

Dogtown's #1!!!

Jim "Reddogg" Muir
Santa Monica, California
-1978 Skateboarder Magazine Letter To The Editor-


At 1:39 AM, March 25, 2008, Blogger Jackson said...

I wish I still had some aincient issues of Skateboarder. What a great mag, at least back in the day.


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