Tagged: Bump to Bar

covers – transworld, november 1995

Photo: Transworld Cover – November 1995
Skin Phillips

Skater: Josh Kalis
Trick: Backside 180
Spot: Battery Spencer
Sausalito, California
United States

Footage: No Footage

Additional Notes:
Transworld – TWS Archives November 1995 Vol. 13 Issue 11
Cover/trick mentioned in “chromeball interview #46: josh kalis” (2012):
What about that classic backside ollie Transworld cover? Did that ever come out in a video?

No, there wasn’t a filmer that day. That was Skin and I trying to think of a place to skate. Somebody brought up this old Fort Miley-style spot on the other side of the bridge so we went and hit it. With the bridge in the background like that, I wanted to try and get something because I knew it would end up looking tight. Skin was down and that was that.

But that thing was ridiculously hard to skate. There was no pushing to get enough speed. You had to push a little and then make a 90-degree turn while grabbing on to this bar and yank yourself around in order to get speed. That was rough, but also after you land, there’s a slight downhill that immediately turns into gravel. It’s the most pointless thing you can ever fucking skate… but the photo came out dope.”

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covers – transworld, october 2011

Photo: Transworld Cover – October 2011
Oliver Barton

Skater: Lucas Puig
Trick: Switch Frontside 180 Heelflip
Spot:
Los Angeles, California
United States

Footage: Transworld, “Lucas Puig Pro Spotlight” (2011)

Additional Notes:
Transworld – Hot Off The Press – October 2011
Transworld – In This Issue – October 2011

Oliver Barton tells the story of the cover, from Transworld’s “Our Favorite 2011 Covers & The Stories Behind Them” article;
“Filed under ‘good looking spots that are harder to skate than they look,’ this bump to bar in Los Angeles is in a Latin Barrio. I made the mistake of watching Stacy Peralta’s Crips Vs. Bloods documentary a couple of nights before skating this spot, it’s quite the aperitif before going street skating in L.A. After two nights internet trawling L.A. gang activity, I was clued up enough to know that the “XV3” chicken scratch on the wall where I parked up next to the spot was not a sign of teenage rebellion but a warning that we were in 18th Street gang territory. Their Wikipedia CV is the sort of material that tends to distract you from worrying about flash durations and loading film the right way round when you’ve got a mid-range car’s worth of equipment set-up slap bang in the middle of their hood: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_Street_gang. We bought the people in the building a box of Heineken, kept our fingers crossed and Lucas switch front heeled the bar like a boss. It was pretty dark when he made the trick so he went back in the day to film it, the footage is his last trick in his Pro Spotlight Video part. The photo was shot on Kodak E100vs film with a Hasselblad Cfi 180mm on Mike Blabac’s old Hasselblad 203fe which he used to shoot all the Danny Way mega-ramp photos. I hope that Mike and Danny are happy with how Lucas and I are continuing their photographic legacy.”