Head’s up all you crusty skate vets out there, the THIRD ANNUAL BROOKLYN OLD MAN JAM will be held at Owl’s Head Skate Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. The jam starts at 10am and ends at 5:00pm. THERE IS NO CONTEST and all skill levels are welcome. Helmet is required. Free raffle usually goes off around 2:30. Raindate is October 4th. Early sponsors include The Owl’s Head OLD MAN LOCALS, Funhouse Skateboards, Powell, Thrasher Magazine, BDS, Old Man Army, Khiro, Central Jersey Skateshop, Concrete Wave Magazine, SHUT, Triple 8, Madrid Flypaper, Juice Magazine, Tracker Trucks, Tailtap.Com, and many others. Check back here to see the updated sponsor list as it grows into a monster! If you have questions or would like to donate to the event, hit up the [email protected] Hope to see you there, you old coot.
A premium quality Funhouse deck deserves premium quality grip tape. To make sure your ride is the tightest in town, Funhouse Skateboards has teamed up with Madrid Pro Designs to ship FREE Madrid Flypaper and Flypaper stickers with every deck order! Made in the US, long-lasting, and grippy as hell, Flypaper has reigned supreme for over 25 years. Slap it on and tell your shoes you’re sorry!
Good news kids, The Bossman was invited by the fine folks at Bones Wheels to participate in the first ever Powell Ripper Tribute Show to be hung at this year’s ASR in February. Lot’s of famous and infamous art and skate types (Stevie Cab, Lance Mountain, Bratrud, etc) are slated to tip their hat to early Powell-Peralta illustrator Vernon Courtlandt Johnson. It was and honor to be asked and I’m stoked to have delivered a goodern’.
Not many dads are happy to send their Stripper daughter off to California, but that’s exactly what I did. Dressed in her Sunday finery, this is one cutie worthy of the honor. She’ll tear her way into your heart and leave you in stitches. The piece sent to California was a eye popping 22″x 22″ digital print with archival ink and canvas and a full gallery wrap. It was printed beautifully by the magic print elves at Hampton House Gallery (WWW.HAMPTON HOUSE.NET). It’s a one of a kind, just like VCJ!
In a final note, I’d like to personally thank VCJ for the mind blowing inspiration he supplied to me and countless others. Powell is a brand, but VCJ’s images have transcended retail and to this day remain the most powerful images in skateboard art.