2013 mix + Corny's Place
On arrival I dont think anyone really knew what we were getting ourselves in for the following week back in early June in Hannover, Germany. The basic idea was that the 2 er (tsvi-er) - 'the two stair' Crew had the idea to invite D.I.Y (Do It Yourself) Skate crews from all corners of Europe to come to their spot and each team would be given 3 days to build something. In the end in true German form the event was organised to the point of a pin, free unlimited bum beer for builders throughout the week, 3 hot Vegan meals a day cooked by our own activist chef 'Doc' who has cooked at protests for upto 10,000 people with his portable wagon type soup kitchen. More materials that you could poke a stick at and two trucks of cement arriving on the Monday and Tuesday. Originally we all thought that we would spend wed-thurs street skating while the concrete was drying, but once one thing was built you would hip and hop from crew to crew pimping out your hands for labour and laughs and we ended up building until the Saturday when the big skate jam would take place... The 2er guys even hired a big tent to set up for people to sleep in, were temperatures dropped to freezing point the first few nights before electric heaters were added. The Fox Spot guys from London who I was luckily enough to get to work with drunkenly decided to make a skate track with 3 pump bumps dissecting the middle of the tent with one of the oversized bumps claiming more casualties then a raging bull. On top of all of this, of course the weather turned for the worst and makeshift tents had to be erected over all working areas and anything used for wet weather gear from garbage bags to umbrellas fixed to ones back. On more then a few occasions we were there until the sun was rising the following morning on our hands and knees in puddles of water, coughing up concrete residue and putting the final finishing swipes on our masterpiece. At each and every break people would huddle around any naked flame and try warm their hands and dry their feet, usually with no success . . . so Max decided to construct a tee-pee above the fire drum to dry the wet clothes and boost the souls . . . The place looked like a war zone with fires burning from trolleys & bins, numerous scroungy dogs roaming, gracing us with their husky barks and yelps, water puddles everywhere mixed with fire-ash, cement, the screeching sounds of grinders, concrete cutters and cement mixers like a non stop shelling attack; it was full blown trench warfare against the concrete and elements!
Lifeblood Skateboards and its Lifers Division proudly welcomes veteran pro skateboarder to the team. Charlie has been on quite a roll this year with a ton of skating, designing parks, building ramps and heavy involvement with skateboarding around his local scene. He skates everything he can get his wheels upon - it's truly in his blood!
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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