In honor of our new Josh Kalis and Stevie Williams Love Park decks, we decided to interview a couple of the people that were highly instrumental in documenting that era – Mike Blabac and Bill Strobeck. Both Mike and Bill were at Love day in and day out with Josh and Stevie shooting photos and filming everything that went down. Given that, we knew that they would have an interesting perspective and some good insights on what skating at Love Park with Josh and Stevie was really like. As an added bonus, Bill laced us up with a quality export of Pigeon to include with this piece; this video pretty much sums how raw the Josh and Stevie combo at Love was better than anything else. Enjoy!
Read the full interview: dgk.com/love/
Just as we were putting the finishing touches on the video Lee Minter - owner of Hoax skateshops had decided on the final team to take his new brand 'Hostage' onto the market. Unfortunately the t-shirts were absolutely awful and things had just started to get a bit difficult financially so the team never continued. Would have been quite a good team though I reckon. Mad props to Lee Minter though for all his support to the skateboarding world. Without him a lot of peeps/stuff wouldnt have happened, he is an absolute legend.
Footage from the Cardiff skatepark early 2000 era.