Grosso’s Loveletters: Gimmicks

The new season of Love Letters to Skateboarding with Jeff Grosso is upon us. In this first episode, El Jeffe talks gimmicks ranging from the 70s through the 00s including, Olson’s Molly Shorts, Shogo Kubo’s Air Beam model, The Bird, rails, Wizard wheels, death bolts, head gaskets, Mark Lake’s lampshade shaped “Nightmare” model, the Gullwing “groove”, Lonnie Toft’s Outrageous 8 Wheeler, Z- Rollers, and of course, those legendary Sky Hooks. By comparison, skateboarding design seems so standardized and tame these days.