June 18, 2014

Jay Adams: Dogtown Legend

While these aren't newly released videos, some skaters are such legends that it really doesn't matter as far as I'm concerned. Their stuff is worth seeing and seeing again, and worth sharing and re-sharing in case anyone missed it the first time or if they are only now just coming back onto the skateboarding scene.

Jay Adams is a legend in the skateboarding community; one of the original Dogtowner's. As I said recently to a friend, he's one of the guys that puts the "O" in "OG". Jay was born February 3, 1961 in Venice, California and was one of the original Z-Boys. Of him, Tony Alva said that while "some kids are born and raised on graham crackers and milk, he was born and raised on surfing and skateboarding."

For more information on Jay Adams, see his Wikipedia article. Now, the videos:


Jay talking about growing up in Dogtown:




Jay on the history of Venice:




Jay skating now:




Jay skating then:


(Photo source: Tracker Trucks)

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