ProSkater.com 2000

Pro Skater.com
2000

It was strange, I was standing on the platform of the vert ramp shooting video at the B3 in Lake Havasu last spring and I noticed a couple vert pros were sporting stickers with their name.com. After a while I rembered to check out their websites and see what they had to offer. Then, I noticed nobody had complied any kind of pro skater website list so I though it would be cool to see how many websites were out there that directly dealt with one pro skater as it’s subject. So I typed in about 100 of the more common pro names like Muska, Hawk, Jamie Thomas, Chad Fernandez, etc. and came up with this beginning of a list and rating of what the site had for contents. In a way I was surprised I didn’t find more than I did, but in another way I think it was a good thing that pro skaters today are concerned more with skateboarding rather than a website. I did enjoy the homegrown feel to Vallely, Burnquist, and Smoliks websites since they had done the work themselves. The others seem contrived and perfect.  My least favorite had to be the Tony Hawk sight which was trying to get money to join it.  There were a few that were under construction and a few where I couldn’t tell if they were being sat on by outsiders trying to ransom the names to the pro skater or if they were in development. If you know of any more drop me a line @ j.ed@concretedisciples.com andI’ll
check them out. – Jeff Greenwood


Link/Logo
Skater
Free/Pay
Description

Rating 1-10


clubtonyhawk.com

Tony Hawk
Free/PayTony Hawks official fan club site. 2 versions,
the free one and the $19.95 per year. We’re going to pass up on the autographed
Tony Hawk photo and go to the free site. It contains a road journal, Tony’s bio, Tour schedule, Pictures and video clips are plenty, trick list of Tony’s first evers, merchandise (t shirts) for sale, and that’s about it. It is a well kept up site. 
6
Edtempleton.com
Ed Templeton
Free(The official unofficial website) – This
site is a collection of everything related to pro skater Ed Templeton. It’s got interviews, ads, photos from other publications, a funny animated templeton movie clip, tour dates from the Tum Yeto homepage. Pretty much everything about Ed Templeton that was published by someone else. If you’re a fan of Ed’s it’s a great stop. 
7.5
Andymacdonald.com
Andy Macdonald
FreeWell, you start with only 2 choices, go
to Andy’s Room or go to the contact info. We opted for the room first. You have to scroll around a comic scene to find various areas of the site. First we found the photos section, then the 5 favorite (changing things) area, Andy’s Heroe’s, 1st time dropping in story, contest results from 1998 to present, 3 video clips, and an e-mail form where Andy will write
back a few lucky visitors. 
6
Buckylasek.com
Bucky Lasek
FreeThis site is housed by a big athlete company
who does the upkeep on it. It’s real flash fancy. It’s supposed to be your
direct link to Bucky. There are several brief interviews, several video
clips, a photo gallery, some of Bucky’s writings, his history/bio. It’s
a good site.

7

Mikevallely.com

Mike Vallely

FreeHas a Regular column in his archives,
a photo biography, Lots of Vallely’s writings, his touring schedule, Links
to all his sponsors, and an e-mail address he responds to regularly. Great
skater, and a great site. 

7
mathiasringstrom.com
Mathias Ringstrom
FreeThis site is housed by a big athlete company
who does the upkeep on it. It’s real flash fancy. It’s supposed to be your
direct link to Mathias. There are several brief interviews, several video
clips, a photo gallery, some of Mathias’ writings, his history/bio. It’s
a good site.
7

Tonyalva.com

Tony Alva
FreeTakes you to a webpage that has a few
pictures of T.A. ripping. Some homage paid to the skateboard legend, then
hemp lip balm and t-shirts for sale!? After you get over that and cruise
the site a little more there are many Alva related products for sale via
the internet and a few skatepark listing with photos. 
4.5
bobburnquist.com
Bob Burnquist
FreePositive words, airline flight attendant
funnies (he does travel a lot), just a couple photos, a few video clips.
It seems as though his last updates were in October 1999. But, it’s still
cool to see that he has built everything by himself. Maybe a few e-mail
requests can get him to put up some more stuff. I have seen him shooting
photo’s recently… 
5
Petersmolik.com
Peter Smolik
FreeCool! Punk sight straight from Smolik
and his bro. This site had a very personal flavor and some early on pics
of Peter. A couple video clips, but hasn’t been updated in a long time.
5

BOB Kronics – HEMP BC



Who the hell gave Vancouver
BC the nickname Little Amsterdam?

Yes, it

Revolution Street 1999

Revolution Street Contest Video

Unsponsored – 56k , 100k, 300k

Sponsored – 56k , 100k, 300k
Viewers Choice and Outakes – 56k , 100k, 300k

Results

Many many many thanks to everyone who participated in this event. It is a completely new concept for skateboarding and I think
it went quite well. We had 22 teams (44 people) competing in 2 divisions, sponsored and unsponsored. Not too bad for so many requirements to get into this contest.

The reason for this contest was quite simple. It’s anti-extreme! No spectators, no simulated bull crap street course, no boundaries! After getting back from Slam City Jam I started working
on the concept Arris had thought of last year. Using the real streets for
the environment allowed everyone to try exactly what they wanted. It would
also lend itself to the realities of skating downtown. Cops, pedestrians,
freaks, Rent-a-cops, cars, trains, horses, etc. were all in attendance.
Most didn’t even know what was taking place around them. It wasn’t like
any of the contests of the past. Skaters were taking over popular spots
with videoers running screens and filming everything. No one who competed
could even grasp what other competitors were up to since they had to get
there own footage together.

An hour and ten minutes after the teams were released
with their video markers they were back. Sweaty, smiling, hurtin’, and
just plain curios about what went on wherever they weren’t. We collected
all the tapes from everyone and excused everyone with promises about the
video premiere A.S.A.P. As soon as Scott cut them down to size by editing
out the bails and useless film. Yes, the results weren’t immediate. It
was quite wierd throwing a skate contest you didn’t get to see. ( I didn’t
even get to see it until just before the premiere when we got it all judged) 

Oh Well, the resulting footage was pretty much making everyone drool with
anticipation.

The following Saturday we showed the video, ghetto
style of course. There was no money budgeted to rent out a club for the
festivities, so Snowboard Connection
said, “Hey, let’s just do it here!”.
So we did. Along came Chris from the Dusty’s /
Maland Communications
outfit with the projection device at just
the last minute. We then scrambled for sound, and got the show underway
only 15-20 minutes late. Scott Yamamura
had done a great job getting all those video’s cut down to size and sorted
out. Props go out to him BIGTIME!! Prizes were awarded by the pile. All
our sponsors kicked down some major prizes for this event so I want to
recognize
them here and have you remember which companies give back to skateboarders…
(Remember
them when you buy that next board or set of wheels!)

Axion – Powell  – World Industries – Kastel
&  Ezkiel – Blade Killer – Skateboard Hanger – NC Clothing – 
Manna Skateboards – Lib Tech – Santa Cruz – Illenium Skateboards – Bullet
Wheels – A-Team – Es Footwear

So any ways the final video came out sick! Lots of great footage was supplied by the skaters. It was so fun and everyone was so stoked on it that  I’m planning on doing 3 more starting next spring. Vancouver B.C., Seattle WA., and Portland OR. You should check it out if you can and try it out or get a hold of the video to see what to expect. These can be done in almost any big town anywhere. Feel free to give it a try and let us know if you get one going. Hopefully it’ll wake up the establishment cuz SHIT AIN’T RIGHT!