September 06, 2014

More Jay Adams

Just a couple of more Jay Adams items I wanted to share. The first is a home video, recorded in 1989, which shows Jay Adams skating at one of the area skate spots. I find this particular video particularly fun to watch, precisely because it is so authentic, so "raw" (in the best sense of the word) -- perhaps "unplugged" is another way to put it. When you think of Jay Adams involvement on the Zephyr team in the 1970's, his circle and his influence, and then you fast forward to 1989, it's truly inspiring to see him just being "one of the boys" out there skating. It speaks volumes about what so many have already said of him and his pure love of skateboarding.


A second video I also wanted to share is the Jay Adams memorial tribute that took place at the Venice skatepark on August 30th.