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"There was so much aggression...they were more like a street gang than a skate team"
-SkateBoarder Magazine circa 1975

THE ORIGINAL ZEPHYR SKATEBOARD TEAM CIRCA 1975

Shogo Kubo Bob Biniak Nathan Pratt Stacy Peralta Jim Muir Alan Sarlo Chris Cahill Tony Alva Wentzle Ruml Peggy Oki Jay Adams Paul Constantineau

to see photos & articles on the individual skaters
click on their name below or their face above

(upper row L-R) Shogo Kubo, Bob Biniak, Nathan Pratt, Stacy Peralta, Jim Muir
Alan Sarlo, Chris Cahill, Tony Alva

(bottom row L-R) Wentzle Ruml IV, Peggy Oki, Jay Adams, Paul Constantineau

"Baby" Paul Cullen
Arthur Lake
Marty Grimes
Wes Humpston
Dennis "Polar Bear" Agnew
Jimmy Plumer
Ray Flores

Larry Bertleman
Dexter Green

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ONCE AGAIN
Z-BOYS.COM GAVE YOU THE SCOOP
BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!


online and never released to the public
rough deleted scene from the documentary "DogTown and Z-Boys"
The very loose rough cut discusses the original DogTown articles.
It begins with some material that will be familiar to those who have seen the film,
but then goes on to show various quotes from the stories
and an entire scene that is an homage to
the DogTown godfather Craig Stecyk III
that was cut entirely. Narrated by Stacy Peralta before Sean Penn was signed on to narrate the film.

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"JAY-BOY" officially released on October 31st, 2006!

A new book of photographs taken by KENT SHERWOOD (Jay Adam's stepfather and founder of Z-FLEX skateboards)
Late 60's and early 70's SKATING, SURFING, and LIFESTYLE.
Awesome photos of JAY, ALVA, SHOGO, B-PAUL, WENTZLE all before the original Z-BOYS really became known.
Some of the childhood images of Jay were seen in the 'Dogtown and Z-Boys' documentary.
Most others HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN ANYWHERE EVER BEFORE.
Adams wrote the captions in his own hand writing for the book, while in jail, (mis-spellings and all).
GLEN E. FRIEDMAN edited through all of Kents' images, and has selected
the cream of the crop for the 100 page hardcover that he also designed.
C. R. STECYK III wrote the introduction.
Originally planned to come out with a major art book publisher in the fall of 2007,
it was put on the fast track and is now available via CONCRETE WAVE EDITIONS.

Click the cover above to find out how get a copy.

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CLICK HERE OR BELOW FOR WHO'S WHO! OF DOGTOWN


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EXCELLENT DOGTOWN/JAY ADAMS ARTICLE WRITTEN BY STACY PERALTA

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Excel "Unenslaved" video w/Tony Alva skating

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Tony Alva: 1976 ABC Wide World of Sports

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1976 POOL RIDING SYMPOSIUM WITH
Tony Alva, Arthur Lake, Stacy Peralta, Jim Muir, & Bob Biniak

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DOGTOWN SKATES 1970'S PRINT AD ARCHIVE

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OBSCURE ARTICLE ABOUT DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS CONTROVERSY AND LAWSUITS

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DOG TALK - CIRCA 1977

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click below for the last days of the ORIGINAL DOGBOWL

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Skatepark I.D. Card online museum.
SUBMIT YOUR CARDS TODAY




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Old School Wes Humpston D-Town Art c.1978

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BULLDOG SKATES OFFICIAL SITE

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DOGTOWN: The Legend of the Z-BOYS

THE REAL ORIGINAL Z-BOYS - THE ORIGINAL STORIES - THE REAL PHOTOS
FROM THE 70's LOOKING BETTER IN THIS BOOK THAN ANYWHERE ELSE
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY "DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS"
AND THE HOLLYWOOD FILM "LORDS OF DOGTOWN."

A co-authored book project by Glen E. Friedman and C.R. Stecyk III is available to book stores and to the general public. The 8" x 8" hard cover book of approximately 240 pages includes most of the original DogTown stories, Who's Hot's, and Interviews written and photographed by Stecyk in the 1st half of the book as well as over 100 color pages of previously unpublished hard-core DogTown/Z-Boy Friedman shots in the second half of the book. It's been described as "The DogTown text book."

When it comes to the DogTown Legend NOTHING HAS IT DOWN BETTER THAN THIS BOOK.
A must for any one interested in the Z-Boys.

The book can be ordered through Friedman and Stecyk's distributor
Consafos on-line at www.DogTownBook.com
or by calling (323) 766-9316

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JAY ADAMS INTERVIEW WITH Z-BOYS.COM - 2001

WENTZLE RUML IV INTERVIEW WITH Z-BOYS.COM - 2001

SHOGO KUBO INTERVIEW WITH Z-BOYS.COM - 2001

THE "BULLDOG" STORY. . .A Z-BOYS.COM EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE

SKIP ENGBLOM'S LOST 1977 INTERVIEW

1970's BANK RIDING ARTICLE

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click here for all the original "DogTown articles"
published in SkateBoarder magazine from 1975 through 1979.

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In 2001 SkateBoarder Magazine did a
"Most infamous skateboard crews" article.
Of course the DOGTOWN crew led it off...
check it out...



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"TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
FREESTYLE SKATING WAS A BUNCH OF SHORT LITTLE MUSCULAR DUDES POPPING HANDSTANDS ON SKATEBOARDS.
THEN CAME THE VOLATILE, OBNOXIOUS, HARD-RIDING, HARD-LIVING DOGTOWN BOYS.
AMERICA HASN'T BEEN THE SAME SINCE."


Spin Magazine printed an article in March, 1999 about DOGTOWN.


Twenty years ago, you did not drop in on Tony Alva.

Twenty years ago, if you found yourself standing next to the volatile, gravity-defying Alva at some crowded backyard pool in the Valley, and he was planning to take the next run--even though he'd just taken the last one--it was best to not even look at him.

Tonight, however, such ancient protocols are no longer in effect. Alva, 41. . has come to skate the new Vans Skatepark. . As a dozen or so mostly teenage skaters stand waiting to try out one of the park's two cement pools, they seem wholly oblivious to Alva...

As Alva stands, poised at the edge of the drop, rocking slightly, his left foot planted on the board, a wispy blond-haired nine-year-old, completely unaware of him, stands in the same position just a few feet away. And when the guy in the pool blows a backside grind at its far end, the nine-year-old pushes off with his right foot.

It's a moment of minor blasphemy--a nine-year-old, a kid who can barely even skate, dropping in on Alva! Alva, the leader of the Dogtown boys, the former World Champion, the godfather of urban skate-punks who transformed skateboarding from a sport of short little muscular dudes doing nose wheelies into the minor religion that it is today. Does the kid have any clue what he's doing? Any clue at all?

Twenty years ago, "Mad Dog" Alva would have fired his board at the tiny kid's head. But today, he simply claps twice, like a Little League coach, and smiles at all the shorties in line....


CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE SPIN "LORDS OF DOGTOWN" ARTICLE.

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SKIP, CRS III, JEFF HO (left 1975) and @ The ORIGINAL Old School Skate Jam (2001)

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Dogtown Skates'
first ad c. 1977
click to enlarge

Wes Humpston art
c. 1977






Glen E. Friedman has contributed some of his work to these pages,
for more of his own stuff as well as rare video footage of the original Z-Boys
go to his FUCK YOU ALL Page's


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