Hello fellow Robosapiens, I am here today to share with you (in no particular order) some photographs we’ve taken since the last moment in time that we communed.
Max Murphy and Timmy Johnson, for Strangelove Skateboards. The streets of Chicago and Milwaukee, brutalized. Decimated crust.
I had no photos of tricks from the video. In lieu of a photograph, I present this especially skillful sketch of Max grinding up the stoplight, as seen in the video above.
Rewind! If you’re just joining us, years ago I started a project to try to reupload the older videos in the best quality that they’ve even been presented. I also tried to supplement the videos with contemporaneous images. It’s been a couple of years and the project has been delayed a bit.
Anyway, number 44 – originally posted July 7, 2008. A mere two weeks after Mini Video 44. It looks like when I was writing about Mini Video 44 I accidently used up some of the photos that I should’ve saved for this one.
We’ll start with these photos I took of Jean Luc Picard using my Motorola brand Droid smartphone. I’m glad I saved these photos for 15(?!) years. God knows how useful they were. Email me, let’s discuss your favorite TNG episodes. Do you think Picard covered in mud is someone’s fetish? We can also discuss.
Max Murphy, bomb drop. He had way less miles on him then. Always prepared to bomb drop on cue for laughs and for fun.
Dogs! These guys are no longer with us. :'( Molly on the left. Aka Wonky. Loved chips. Nietzsche on the right. Love to bite human hands. “God is dead.”
Max Hurricanes while his buddies parkour. We sorely miss the Wendy’s banks. Some still exist. But these were the best ones.
Tj Bohach – Crailslide. The carwash banks. Are they still there? Not sure.
That’s all for now!
Recently Mike Munzenrider asked me what the first video clip posted to the website was. I wasn’t sure. After an admittedly low amount of research I came the conclusion that it was a 2.43 second clip of Pat Gaynor doing a noseslide on a rail in Nashville, TN. File created 6-16-99. This clip was from a trip we took in the previous year, so I was already posting old material right off the bat.
During Covid lockdown I had found and captured this raw footage.
In 1999 much effort was required to capture, upload, download, and finally, to view this file. Working for it – it probably toughened one up a little bit. Now we have the TikToks and the Tweeters. Is the world better/worse? What are we doing here anyway?
Unrelated, but while i was looking through ancient versions of wiskate.com, I found a photo of Pat doing a heelflip at the long defunct fountain spot. 1995.
This spot was where the Calatrava wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum is now.
I apologize for the unexpected fountain tangent. I just get too excited whenever the topic arises.
Hi! I just wanted a vehicle to post these few 20 year old skate jam videos that I recently uploaded to the ‘ol wis-kate youtubes channel. The first two are from 2003, and the third is from 2004. These may have been completely missing from the internet for some time, I am not sure. Either way, I’m glad to present this tangentially Boban related data.
To make this thematic, I will now attach a photo from 8-5-23 of Taylor Lalk doing a backside lipslide. 20 years of skate jams!