Garret Hill

07.25.2006 //

Words and photos: Shigeo Your first photo in Skateboarder was for an article about kids in home school. How old were you? I was, like, 15 or 16 at the time. How did they label you? Everybody got labeled typical categories like “Most Likely to Succeed.” I didn’t have black hair back then; I had […]


Skate Anatomy: John Rattray

07.25.2006 //

John Rattray Left side Grand ankle: “Tried a grind in Spain. Hurt my ankle. Ripped it to bits. Did some physical therapy in Scotland, now it’s much better. Thanks, Scottish-physical-therapy ladies.” Butchered hip: “Tried hopping carelessly up onto a 10-inch-high bench in London. Hung up, tumbled forward, thought nothing of it. Later that evening, some […]


Skate Anatomy: Ethan Fowler

07.25.2006 //

Ethan Fowler Left side Bottle smashed on head: “Seventy-five stitches as a result of one full bottle of beer being decimated upon my head and ear. I was in Santa Cruz at a party. Cardiel did a backflip down some stairs and landed on a coffee table and broke a lamp or something, so we […]


Skate Anatomy: Gino Iannucci

07.25.2006 //

Gino Iannucci Left side Dislocated wrist: “Skating a pyramid at a skatepark, trying a nollie backside 180—when I landed I just stopped and flew. The park had a pavement floor and it was kind of rough—when I put my wrist down, it snapped. I broke a bone and dislocated it. I had to get a […]


Skate Anatomy: Rob Welsh

07.25.2006 //

Rob Welsh Left side: Punctured kneecap: “Remember ollie bolts? When you were little and couldn’t ollie good, so you have the bolts protruding out the top of your board so they catch your sneaker? The board popped up and jabbed into my knee. It was actually dangling there like a coat hanger. I still have […]


Skate Anatomy: Justin Strubing

07.25.2006 //

Justin Strubing Left side: Broken arm: “Around ’86, I was skating Derby and tried to do a boneless in the snake run. When I landed, I looped out and threw down my left arm to brace my fall. When I looked down at my arm, it was completely snapped and my hand was just dangling. […]

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60 Seconds: Ryan Gallant

07.25.2006 //

60 Seconds with Ryan Gallant Favorite song to play on your drums? I don’t play any specific songs. I just play beats. I’m kinda into the metal, the double bass drum, some rap beats, some jazz. I like it all. Most outrageous thing you saw on the DC tour? I was at a party in […]


Skate Anatomy: Jerry Hsu

07.25.2006 //

Jerry Hsu Right side: Hyperextended elbow: “Fell backward and straight-armed it. One of my elbow joints popped out and my forearm was experiencing new angles that I never thought possible. I almost threw up. I yanked it back into place and went to the hospital. I had to get a screw put in to hold […]


Skate Anatomy: Chris Senn

07.25.2006 //

Chris Senn Right side: Sprained ankle: “So many times, that I stopped counting.” Cut fingers: “I almost cut off two of my fingers when I bailed on a transfer at one of the X Games. One of those pieces of metal on the bottom of the ramp cut clean through my fingers. Some X-Games-staff lady […]


Skate Anatomy: Andrew Reynolds

07.25.2006 //

Andrew Reynolds Right side: Palm scab: “I’ve been falling on the same spot on it for so many years. There is this one piece of skin on my palm that rips off any time I touch it on the concrete. Eventually, it heals up and then it just rips right off again.” Busted ribs: “When […]


Don Nguyen

07.24.2006 //

Prior to coming out west, what kind of goals had you set for yourself in skateboarding? I really don’t like setting goals for myself, that’s too much pressure. (I’m) pretty much just trying to stay alive and skate non stop. Between Hollywood, Hellrose, and Pig Wood, you’ve seen more than a few of your board […]


Skate Anatomy: Erik Ellington

07.24.2006 //

Erik Ellington Left Side Busted knuckles: “Multiple broken knuckles. Playing dice back in the Warner days, I would get so pissed losing money that I would punch the table. Alcohol and gambling are not for me.” Fractured foot: “In ’00 I fractured some little bone in my foot, I guess it was pretty serious. No […]