BRINGING BACK KRYPTONICS Episode 9: The Fast Relief Ad
All things Kryptonics wheels. Classic Photos, stories, and interviews about the beginning of skateboarding and the future ahead of us.
Filtering by Tag: 1976
BRINGING BACK KRYPTONICS Episode 8: The Ads
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What was the year you rode for Kryptonics?
What color wheels/size did you ride?
Red/ 5 inch
How much better where they from the competition?
Smoother and truer in roll
What is your favorite memory in skateboarding from the 70’s and early 80’s?
Setting the first downhill speed record at Signal Hill (Hill St.) in Long Beach, Ca 1975 and then people wanting to race at any hill we showed up on. It was a Great time!
What is your favorite memory in skateboarding?
Blowing everyone’s doors off in La Costa back in the late 70’s. Everyone in San Diego wanted to race. We/I would show up and it was like everyone had this attitude all of a sudden. I would start a run and everyone or anyone that thought they could downhill would go for it. I passed so many people or people that could not catch me it was funny. Ty Page could not figure out why I could go so fast nor could any of the Logans, but they all tried to catch me and I just happen to be on my game for a very long time. It was good times and I was lucky back then. They were very good years and I learned a lot from all those people.
What are you doing now?
I live with my wife of 26 years , two dogs and two cats in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the Winter I was teaching 4 to 11 year olds how to ski and snowboard. In the Spring/ Summer and Fall we camp, golf, fish, travel to different places around the world looking for good surf. I have a full time Quality Assurance position with a well known company (Mrs. Fields Cookies) and that’s how I make our fun money. Go skateboarding with Russ Howell on the weekends and see if there are any young adults out there racing that I can catch up.
BRINGING BACK KRYPTONICS Episode 5: Kryptonics 1st Contest .
Jim Ford and Jack Smith talk about the first time Kryptonics were used in a contest.