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.
This page will also feature demo news, contest results and any media coverage involving the team...as well as links to their sponsors.
skated since: 1973
skated for SUD's from: day one (1988), i`m still on the team right?
sponsors: turned down Alva
where you live now? NYC, East Village, Manhattan
you still skate? how often, etc? explain: I surf rockaway as much as possible
who was your crew back in the day? Joe, Jonzey, Grant, Jerr, Spider monkey Den, Rotter
still see any of the old crew? A couple of em
marital status: married
what do you miss about the old days? having knees that didn't hurt, never getting hangovers, no responsibilities, learning vert tricks for 6-packs, having 6 pack abs
if you could do it all over - what would you change? nothing, except that prohibited weapons charge, never landing a frontside invert and Jerr getting miller flips out of the deal
what are you into now? music, surfing, wife, enjoying life, running my homey improvement biz
fave pro's (all time): Chris Miller, Jason Jesse, Tony Alva, Shugo Kubo,
fave local skaters: the kids at Tompkins square park rip all they have is a slider box and just rip on it
best SUD team rider - All-Time? Toad aka Chris Wing
fave videos (all time)? z-boys made me weepy, any old footage of me skate`n vert, hydro ramp its just fun to watch
all-time 5 song mix tape:
- Knife Edge GBH
- Haitian Fight Song Charles Mingus
- Crazy horses The Osmonds
- Everything turns grey Agent Orange
- Chief Sitting Duck Done Caballero
favourite memories from back in the day? Blowing out the gas can on fire and not blowing my head up, we where trying to get the last snow out of the damn dam (Christies) to skate it, figured gas would do the trick somehow the gas can nozzle lit, and because i was half lit about to be fully lit, some sorta divne intervention must of happened it should have blown up in my face but it went out, when I proudly displayed my fire extinguishing skills all 3 of the Wing lads Joe, Toad and Ickabod where running faster than I`ve seen any one run in the other direction. I have a million stories ...Jonzey at Wendy`s pretending to be retarded with his suicidal flyaway then walking out on his hands. skatezone vert ramp slam fest, all the labor day skate/beer fests. getting away with alot of crazy shit alot of which these stories will never be made available to the public