This time on Rad Rat Video, we’re going to get deeper into Muska’s career, starting with Shorty’s, getting into Muskabeatz, and of course his drunken racially-charged arrest. When Muska was a kid, he started a little skate team called Disaster Skateboards, where he was in charge of everything. When he found himself without a sponsor, […]
Category: Retro Rippers
Chad Muska – Illusion Flips and Arrests (Part 1)
“Each day my goal was to find some fuckin’ tourist bitch to fuckin’ take advantage of. I could tell a tourist bitch when they roll by, they’d have rich-ass parents out there and have their own little fuckin’ beach house to themselves and that’s a place to stay for the night. Get wasted, wake up […]
Lance Mountain: Sponsored by Jesus and the Mob?
Lance Mountain is another guy that I was never too excited about growing up. My first exposure to him was in the Flip videos, where he does… inverts, and airs. It didn’t really blow me away. But Lance is from the olden days, and he was around when this stuff was being invented. So you […]
What Happened to Gino Iannucci? Retro Rippers
A lot of people wanted this, but I never really ‘got’ Gino. I watched Yeah Right a lot when I started skating and thought his part was a skipper. But I found a new appreciation for him while working on this. So let’s get into it. Gino grew up in Long Island, in a neighborhood […]
Frankie Hill Speaks! Retro Rippers update
So in my Frankie video, I mentioned that I reached out to him and didn’t get an answer before. A little bit after the video went out, he saw it and replied to me, asking if I had any other questions that he could clear up. I asked you guys on Twitter if you had […]
Andy MacDonald – the Mac Daddy! | Retro Rippers
Andy MacDonald is a really interesting character in skateboarding. He doesn’t really fit in with most pro skaters. He’s a really hard-working professional skateboarder in every sense of the word. In the intro to his book, Tony Hawk makes an interesting point. He basically says that everyone wants their pro skaters to be amazing at […]
Frankie Hill – Just as Important as Gonz and Natas?
Frankie Hill is a really interesting character in skateboard history. You don’t hear his name that much in lists of the most influential skaters. And that might be more of a reputation issue. We’ll talk about that later. But some people say he’s just as influential as Gonz and Natas. He took a lot of […]
The Legend of Tom Penny
Tom Penny is an almost religious figure in skateboarding. You hear about the cult of Tom Penny, talk about his legends. Stories about him appearing out of nowhere, doing something unbelievable, and then disappearing into the ether, never to be seen again for years. You see breathless quotes from other pro skaters talking about how […]
Where is Kareem Campbell Now?
I’ve talked about Kareem Campbell a lot on this channel, but I haven’t really covered his skating directly. I’ve talked about the ghetto bird, and actually what it is. It’s NOT a hardflip late backside 180 – it’s more like a bigspin. You can see a video about that here. And I also made a […]
Josh Kasper – He Could Only Do 10 Tricks?
Today we’re going to find out what happened to one of our skate idols of the 90s – Josh Kasper. If you aren’t familiar with Josh Kasper, then you must have missed out on a lot of the best skating in the 90s. This guy was known for going huge, probably more so than anybody […]