I Got to Shoot Gator’s Skateboard!

The other day I spotted this sick Gator pro model sitting at the Fulcrum sales dude's (Mike) desk.  At first I was stoked simply because it's the model that everyone who skated during that time wanted, but then he put me beyond stoked when he told me that this was in fact owned and ridden by Gator himself.  Not only that but it makes an appearance (ridden by somebody else) in the famous Suicidal Tendencies video Institutionalized.

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Here's the story from Mike himself:
I used to be good friends with Mark Gator Rogowski back in the day in So Cal. That was one of his personal decks that he gave me in the mid 80s. It has a claim to fame: that deck was ridden by a friend of mine (along with Gator) in the Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized" video - the old punk band.

I've had it ever since. Some stickers are mine, some were on it when I got it. ...Ancient history.

This is easily one of the coolest things I've ever gotten to shoot photos of.  Walk with me.

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For those of you too young to know who Gator was before his life went so tragically awry, check out this clip of him riding in Vision's 1989, Barge at Will 


and here is that famous Suicidal Tendencies video in which the board is ridden


This is probably my favorite blog post ever.

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Home Heating Says:

February 22, 2012

Thank you amazing blog, do you have twitter, facebook or something similar where i can follow your blog

Sandro Heckler

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Norbert Madin Says:

March 23, 2012

This is really one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten to shoot photos of. Excellent video clip I like this video. Thanks for sharing stuff.

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cheap skateboard Says:

May 15, 2012

I always like to read about skateboard. I just pleased to read this site. Love this article and you know I was looking forward to read about it. Thanks for this allocation. :)
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mike Says:

October 27, 2012

seriously awesome skates, lovet he video clips as well.
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