This is the main reason why I keep making skateboards; the future generations. This Cayucos gang has rode there Mini Kroozers down. Thanks to Brandon Headland and family for keeping them rolling all these years.
We at Rootamental started working towards a SLO SK8 PRK since back in 2001/’02ish. In the second issue of SLUG …A SLO MOVEMENT ZINE #2 we interview Heidi the director of Skate Park Association-USA to find out “HOW DO WE GET A PERMANENT SKATEPARK IN OUR TOWN” Check out the image below for the complete how to list. Continue reading
About 30 years ago we started this concept skate night. Basically, we were hanging out and had to do something with the excess of energy young people have. At night there are a fraction of the cars on the road as the day so this opens up a whole new world of fun and physical expression thanks to the skateboard. Continue reading
A very rare video from the 1970`s showing the skateboard scene in Dogtown USA Continue reading
We look to the brightest standouts around us to show us the path… Rootamental is a: SURFtheEARTH & ARTcreatesLIFE lifestyle. We get inspiration from renaissance multi-talented people (surfers in water and on land combined with creating provoking artwork and music). The biggest stars present in the 70’s were Richard Vanderwyk, Davey Miller, Steve Manahan and John Drury.
As told by Davey, “When I was a little kid, I was an artist before I ever started surfing. I was a natural drummer and singer. When I started surfing, I just quit everything. It was like tunnel vision. From about 1969-1998 I didn’t think about anything else. All my time was spent visualizing about surfing, and the inspriations that I originally had still stick with me today: Terry Fitzgerald, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Gerry Lopez, Bruce Raymond-the legend, Michael Peterson, Reno Abellira, and especially Michael Ho. Michael in the single-fin days…he’s great now, but on a single fin…just something else. That is my whole school. I think my approach in surfing reflects that.”