This was the first ad I did once I left Rocco and the World camp to go on my own back in 1991. Signifies the point of being completely crushed but with a clear direction of possibilities to come. I sold my motorcycles for start up cash to get things going. I lived in a house with a bunch of surfers dudes in Del Mar and had my bed up on stilts with what little product I had underneath. I had to give Charlie Watson of Watson Laminates $5k cash up front to get some boards going. I'd wake up and call shops all over the country and maybe get like one sale. That was the worst.
Authentic pasted together ad - paper and glue.
WTF!?! This summer, June 2009 is Foundation Skateboards 20 year since inception. Do we celebrate, rejoice, pray? It's hard to believe. I will be posting tidbits from the past on the new F site over the next months. I had this plan to invite all former and current team riders down to the Black Pearl Skatepark. Party, skate and do interviews filming it all. All the dirt good, bad, whateves. Mix in old footage. Economy is not letting that happen right now. But maybe someday.
Thanks to all teamriders, employees, customers and fans, past and present. You made Foundation....Survive!!!