Kent Sherwood (Jay Adams' step-dad) was the man behind the manufacturing of the Zephyr Fiberglass skateboard. In 1976, Jay Adams and Kent split from the Zephyr team and started the short lived E-Z Rider brand that then became Z-Flex Skateboards that is still around today. With his refined skill in fiberglassing they launched the first Z-Flex skateboards in 1976 from his workshop in Venice. Coming out initially with three different shapes, with the inclusion of the Jimmy Plumer later, Z-Flex Skateboards was one of the premier skateboard brands of that era.
Now generations strong, Z-Flex remembers its rich history and continues its path of determination and dedication to skateboarding through a limited release of iconic Z-Flex Vintage Premium (ZVP) products.
To celebrate the heritage of skateboarding and the brand, Z-Flex reunited team members from the past as well as fellow skaters of the 70’s to re-tell the ever-popular Dog Town story from the people that actually lived it.
In the two part mini-documentary series- take a trip back to the 70’s to relive the skaters, spots, style, and products that shaped skateboarding as we know it today. Starting with Part 1: The Beginning.
Filmed by: Jon Holland, Ted Newsome, Ewan Bowman
Edited by: Jon Holland
Interview Audio by: Ryan Carmen
Thanks to: Jay Adams, Jimmy Plumer, Marty Grimes, Mitch Kaufman, Jim Davey, George Wilson, Solo Scott, Jimmy Acosta, Aaron Scott, Butch Sterbins, Eric Britton, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Duane Peters, Tony Alva, Wentzle Ruml, Chicken, Jaime Owen, Jamey Stone, Nolan Woodrell, Chris & Ethel Pasques.
Additional Footage supplied by" Hal Jepsen Films, Opper Sports production, theSurfnetwork.com
Additional Images courtesy of: Kent Sherwood & Skateboarder magazine.
Music Supplied by: Hot Lunch, thanks to Tim @ tym-records.com
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© 2013 Z-Flex Skateboards. All rights reserved
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Hopefully by now you’ve had the opportunity to watch Blood Wizard’s new full-length video Wizard Bloody Wizard, which premiered on Thrashermagazine.com last Friday, February 15th. This 34-minute video not only features the raw skate talent of its diverse and skilled team of wizards, but it also celebrates those that have been rolling on their magic rolling boards for quite some time.
Case in point, the ninja-like talent of the Northwest’s very own Ben Krahn is something remarkable to contemplate. His grasp on skating is truly unique with the select tricks and lines that he puts together both on the streets and in the parks. This is blue collar skateboarding. Like the 97% of us, Ben does it for the fun, enjoyment, and love of it. He had his years traveling the planet, doing demos and entering contests with his skating backed by endorsements, but time marches on. And Ben (like most of us) is well aware that he can’t earn a living skateboarding forever.
Nonetheless, Ben works a solid job, has a family and continues to rip in his late thirties. This is some of his best stuff yet and proves that skateboarding is something that you can continue to do (barring any heavy injuries) as long as you put in the time and effort.
To make it clearer for our viewers, Ben was very willing and appreciative to share his 8-minute bonus part with us, which appears after the credits roll in Wizard Bloody Wizard. For those of us close to Ben, we know how much time and effort that he and filmer Dave Hupp put in to create this cinematic gem. To be specific, these guys dedicated the better part of three years to collaborate on spots, tricks and stack a ton of clips. They didn’t have the benefit of a travel budget so the majority of what you see was filmed in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.
Also, the soundtrack was written, played, and recorded by Ben at home on a digital 4-track recorder; his pal Karl Hubble mixed the song for the video.
So kick back and crack open your favorite beverage, and ingest the next 8 minutes of skateboarding with Ben Krahn. Our souls are inspired and our minds are blown. Cheers Ben!
- Bryce Kanights
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