This page is solely dedicated to the SUD Skates team. Bio's, pics, video clips, etc of the present day team, as well as previous "alumni" skate and snowboard team-riders.
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skated since: 1987
skated for SUD's from: Sud Local from 1988-1994/95
where you live now? St.Catharines
you still skate? how often, etc? explain: Ya I'm still skating,Mostly on weekends with my two boys who are 7 and 10 years old..we skate in and around the neighbourhood,we have gone to Sud a few times and to the thorold park,I hope to get out to the new NF park soon...
who was your crew back in the day? Ryan Brown, Joe Eckmier,John Casciato, Lee Napier Lee Taylor, Craig Felice,Dave Payne,ect....
still see any of the old crew? Ryan Brown....
marital status: married
what do you miss about the old days? Well this is really not a tough question at all ,The thing I miss most about the old days are all my old bros ,there was such a freedom with skating back in the day there was not much attitude you were just one of the guys if you skated, nothing mattered you could just grab your board ,head downtown and hit some of the rad spots and you always hooked up with someone even if you didn’t know them ,they were like your best friend by the end of the day…
if you could do it all over - what would you change? Well this one is a little harder to answer..but I think there are only two things I would have changed and they are as follows …
1 – I would have tried harder to keep in touch with my friends …
2 – I would have never took a break from skating (8-9 years away was far to long )
what are you into now? my kids, Skating, computer stuff, Ebay, drinking beer.
fave pro's (all time): SALBA, Natas, Danny Way, Old School 4 Life!!!!
fave local skaters:
best SUD team rider - All-Time? Ryan Brown 18 years total Sk8 time...Easy #1
fave videos (all time)? Streets on Fire, The Search for Animal Chin,H-Street vids,Public Domain ,Skateboard Madness
all-time 5 song mix tape:
AC/DC, Nirvana, Bad Religion, Neil Young, Bob Dylan
favourite memories from back in the day?
Skating at Suds was always a blast rite from the start when all they had was a slider bar and a launch ramp, things were simple. The Cage Ramp opened up a new door for us and mini ramp was a new high. Being able to see Pros like Jason Jessee and Jeff Kendall. looking forward to Ramp Attack ,Street attack was a Summer ritual and I felt somewhat honor to have the privilege to compete in them. Lets not forget when suds moved Wow what a great place it was mini ramps indoors street stuff yes even a leaky roof LOL but best of all the outdoor vert ramp was sweet getting to skate with Tony Hawk was way too cool. My personal best memory was shaking hands and shooting the sh*t whith the man Steve Alba (SALBA) There are just way to many good times to list here I guess we will just have to all get together and remanice over a few beers..I just hope the new generation of skaters is having the same great times. Its all about having fun, skating with your bros, it doesn’t matter what you skate, how you skate But that you skate…..