Episode 006 Jack Smith, Skate Pioneer and Founder of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

Skateboarding Pioneer and Legend Jack Smith, Founder and Curator of the Morro Bay Skate Museum discusses the 5 times he has skated across the entire United States, and some... See More

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Episode 006 Jack Smith, Skate Pioneer and Founder of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum Episode 006 Jack Smith, Skate Pioneer and Founder of Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

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Skateboarding Pioneer and Legend Jack Smith, Founder and Curator of the Morro Bay Skate Museum discusses the 5 times he has skated across the entire United States, and some of his many memorable experiences that have given him and incredible life of skateboarding.

In my first Podcast Recorded, I grabbed my friend Brad Appelgate’s Zoom Microphone and tossed it in the car on a Nor Cal Visit. On the way home, I called Jack, and met him at the Museum just as it closed. I set the microphone on a chair, and had no idea how it worked and just winged in skateboarder style. You’ll hear some random noises as well as birds and foghorns in the background as we look down on the legendary Morro Bay and its massive Volcanic Plug AKA “The Rock” that sits reminding us mother nature is nothing to mess with.

Jack has been involved in many aspects of skateboarding and has always been promoting skateboarding and the skate scene. Now he’s keeping it’s history alive with the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. I highly suggest you get there when you can. There are so many more things we could have talked about, so I’m gonna save that for a follow up podcast (excuse to go on a skate trip) maybe later in the year. Hope you enjoy, and please subscribe if you like to listen to lots of interesting people who ride skateboards.

 

 

Skateboarding Pioneer and Legend Jack Smith, Founder and Curator of the Morro Bay Skate Museum discusses the 5 times he has skated across the entire United States, and some of his many memorable experiences that have given him and incredible life of skateboarding.

In my first Podcast Recorded, I grabbed my friend Brad Appelgate’s Zoom Microphone and tossed it in the car on a Nor Cal Visit. On the way home, I called Jack, and met him at the Museum just as it closed. I set the microphone on a chair, and had no idea how it worked and just winged in skateboarder style. You’ll hear some random noises as well as birds and foghorns in the background as we look down on the legendary Morro Bay and its massive Volcanic Plug AKA “The Rock” that sits reminding us mother nature is nothing to mess with.

Jack has been involved in many aspects of skateboarding and has always been promoting skateboarding and the skate scene. Now he’s keeping it’s history alive with the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. I highly suggest you get there when you can. There are so many more things we could have talked about, so I’m gonna save that for a follow up podcast (excuse to go on a skate trip) maybe later in the year. Hope you enjoy, and please subscribe if you like to listen to lots of interesting people who ride skateboards.

 

 

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Jim Gray

Jim Gray is the luckiest man in skateboarding. Jim started skateboarding about 45 years ago, got sponsored at 14, turned pro at 18, competed against the legends and pioneers of skateboarding and has skated with every generation since and never stopped.

Jim sold ads for Transworld Skateboarding Magazine for a few years before starting Acme Skateboards in 1991. Jim’s Acme/Abc Board Supply company made several million skateboards for themselves and other major and small brands in his US based factory. Jim also has made and sold millions of wheels, trucks, clothing, and just about everything else associated with skateboarding. Jim has sponsored and paid hundreds of athletes and did some of the most unique and creative advertising in skateboarding.

Jim has always called bullshit and always will, and skateboarding and his connection with skateboarders have been flowing through his blood for 40 plus year now.

Today, Jim operates Powerflex Wheels(a relaunch of an icon and sponsor from his youth), Inkgenda Sticker Printing(printing stickers for Volcom, O’Neill, VonZipper, Fucking Awesome, NikeSB, Black Label, Jokers Skate Shop and hundreds of iconic brands), TEiM Brands (a licensing/branding company focused on apparel printables), and Tremont (a clothing brand for big guys) and now BLEAV in Skateboarding! Luckily they all involve skateboarding and give him an excuse to skate!