Time machine takes us back to 1986 and an interview with one of the greatest vert riders ever. There was no email & no internet. This interview was conducted by Bart Saric via snail mail! Enjoy…
Hitman: How does the average day in the life of Henry G go?
Henry: Well first of all I work mostly. I write software in the daytime and drink beer at night. You can find me skating the vert ramp at Trashmore in the evenings when it cools down. In between all that I like listening to my iPod.
Just go do what ever the hell you want. Just get on the thing and just start fucking riding.
…you actually experience ‘the rip-off’. You gotta experience getting ripped off in the system and when you see the numbers on what the networks bring in and what the economical impact of our sports are and how much gets routed back to the athletes you know it’s pretty disgusting…
I just want to spread the word that Albuquerque has one of the best skate scenes on the planet–Hands down the best ditches in the world. A lot of pools, sick hills to bomb, great street skating, and very cool locals.
Hanging out with Bennet driving to go skate and getting all jazzed up. That gets me stoked.
“…I don’t know. I mean I don’t make any money any more outside of Hurley. I get some photo incentives here and there . That’s kind of a hard question . I’ve done my time and I’ve gotten a lot of good stuff out of it.”
Sponsors: Manna Skateboards, Gullwing Trucks, Prodigy Wheels, U.D.S. Skateshop
- Home : Bellevue, Washington
- Age : 22
Switch Heelflip. Sequence by J.Rose
I finally got off my ass to do another write up on a N.W. skater. I told Jeff at Skateboard Northwest that I would do a Tenderfoot story every month. This Turned out to be harder than I thought. Sorry it took so long. Anyway I’ve been skating with Manna pro Scotty Yamamura the last few months. During this time I’ve seen some sick skating. You might have seen Scott at the Sound and Fury contest where he busted a double kickflip mute over the so called “Peanut” Honda Civic.
Lately Scotts been working on a video of the U.D.S. riders and I’m sure you’ll see some insane footage of Scott and the rest of the team some time soon. If you’ve seen Scott skate you know what kind of tricks are in his bag. If you haven’t then all you can do is study these photo’s. All I can say is Scott is fun to skate with and he’ll bust out tricks that will Blow Your Mind !
Backside 180 Kickflip