Here’s one from the vaults. Watch Vaughan Baker, Franklin Stephens, Alan Rushbrooke, Harry, Olly Todd, Pete Helicar and Toby Shuall repping the Unabomber team from 1999 skating the old bus station skatepark in Norwich. It says on this video description that this was the 1st and only demo featuring all of the original team members. (Paul Sylvester was there but injured.) Nothing like a blast from the past.
Press play and note that Alan Rushbrooke features in Monster Network’s Lords of the Swords edit here. Have you voted yet?
Regular visitors to this online mag will know that every year we get sent one package from the folks at Unabomber that puts a smile firmly on our faces. Yep, you guessed it, our package that is filled with the goodness of the infamous Unabomber Wings Zip Hood has arrived.
I have probably worn this hood more than any other. Why? Because it’s simple I guess, because of that logo, the one that has always been something i’m proud to wear as it never seems to get old or stale. It’s not fashion, it’s not even a statement, it’s just good old Unabomber and thankfully the good people who run the skate company nowadays have not changed it for fashionable reasons.
The one thing that has changed this season though is the hoody itself. For the first time I noticed that the 2011 version of this classic is actually thinner with an 80% mix of cotton to 20% polyester. One observation is the less bulky appearance under a big jacket so I don’t look as goddam fat. As for the design, some say that the classics are the best, others will always opt for the new, but in my rule book I go by the saying of if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.