Tagged: Backside 50-50

covers – the skateboard mag, january 2010

Photo: The Skateboard Mag Cover – January 2010
Matt Price

Skater: Ryan Lay
Trick: Backside 50-50 Up
Spot:
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

Footage:

Additional Notes:
Trick done frontside in Enjoi, “Tweak The Beef” (2012).
Matt Price on the cover, from The Deaf Lens’ “TheDeafWord: Matt Price Interview” (2013):
Run us through the story of your favorite cover.
My favorite cover was the backside 50-50 of Ryan up the wall rail in Phoenix. This was my fourth cover I think, but I had known about the first three before they came out so it wasn’t quite the same feeling when I saw them. Also, the backside 50-50 photo is a perfect example of trying weird stuff and having it work out. We had shot almost every angle of that dumb rail and I couldn’t get anything to look cool. Sometimes it’s hard to light someone against a wall and not have lame shadows. Ryan is tall and that rail wasn’t. After shooting for about an hour of him trying I almost just gave up because everything looked so dumb, but then for some reason I just turned up my ISO to eight hundred and put both flashes behind him and kind of just let the filmer’s lights light him up from the front and shot at 1/250th. That one where he was popping just looked so rad and I was stoked, but I had never had a digi photo run at an ISO over two hundred. I thought there was some sort of rule about that. Turns out I was wrong because just like skating, there are no rules in photography and when I saw that they had put it on the cover of the photo issue I seriously lost my breath for a minute. Being able to get a photo I was so stoked on, and getting one of my best friends from my hometown – who at the time wasn’t even really riding for anyone – on the cover of a photo issue of The Skateboard Mag was probably one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.
I didn’t think the mags wouldn’t run something like this by the photographer or the skater.
I think Swift actually texted me a photo of it before I saw it printed, but the mag has always kept covers a secret. Sometimes circumstances make it so you can’t. We always try and keep it as mellow as we can before it comes out. It’s just a really cool feeling for everyone involved seeing that and finding out for the first time, magazine in hand. Now though with digital subscriptions and social media there’s pretty much no way that can happen unless someone lives on a satellite free planet.”

trickReport.com – covers: The Skateboard Mag, January 2010

covers – transworld, september 2010

Photo: Transworld Cover – September 2010
Dave Chami

Skater: Torey Pudwill
Trick: Backside 50-50
Spot:
Aurora, Colorado
United States

Footage: Transworld, “Hallelujah” (2010)

covers – transworld, may 2005

covers – transworld, february 2013 (2/4)

Photo: Transworld Cover – February 2013
Skin Phillips

Skater: Jim Greco
Trick: Backside 50-50
Spot:
Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
United States

Footage: Deathwish, “From Dawn ‘Til Dusk” (2013)
Aleks Lewandowski

Additional Notes:
Transworld – Behind The Cover: Jim Greco

Skin Phillips on the trick, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite Covers Of 2013 And The Stories Behind Them” (2013):
“This backside 50-50 of Jim Greco was shot during Deathwish’s Skate & Create. Most of our days had been mapped out in some of the city’s landmarks, Jim mentioned to me that he had a couple of things he wanted to skate in Chinatown. So at bird’s fart, we meet Jim in Chinatown, the first day we get the footplant in front of the temple and the next day this on the parking hut. Jim turned up in a suspicious looking van and unloads an 8×4, shopping trolley, some 2x4s and before you can say Jeremy Klien, we have two sweet morning missions in the bag.”

covers – thrasher, september 2003

covers – transworld, may 2015

covers – thrasher, december 2006

Photo: Thrasher Cover – December 2006
Joey Shigeo

Skater: Jamie Thomas
Trick: Backside 50-50
Spot: City College 12
San Diego, California
United States

Footage: Thrasher, “King of the Road” (2006)

Additional Notes:
This cover was awarded to the Zero team for winning King of the Road (their 3rd time winning).
This Backside 50-50 was done without shoes and was given points on King of the Road for “Gnarliest Trick Barefooted”.
ThrasherMagazine.com – December 2006
skately – San Diego City College