On February 9, 2002 loads of skateboarding’s forefathers converged at Skate Lab in Simi Valley, California for the second gathering of the Old School Skate Jam. Organized by Skate Lab’s Todd Hubert, Eric “Arab” Groff, Brad “Barleye” Ellman, and Ed Economy, the event attracted hundreds of skateboarding’s past super stars. Close to a 1,000 people showed up to the catered event and oohed and aahed as old friends shredded the bowl like it was 1984. Reportedly, 2002’s skate jam was much more reserved than last year’s, but the skating was still intense – three to four heads dropping in at once Texas deathmatch style. Through the bumps and bruises, though, everyone walked away with a smile—and maybe an autograph or two. Although the event organizers haven’t set a date for the next skate jam, the event will surely be planned in the future.
Thanks to Skate Lab for hosting and organizing the event for the second year in a row, closing down the park on a Saturday night, and to all the skaters who wanted to visit with old friends like it was a backyard ramp session.
To view a guest list or check out some photos from the Old School Skate Jam II, skate the Web to oldschoolskatejam.com.