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Favorite type of skateboarding?
Downhill, Longboarding, Slalom, I like it all!
What year did you begin skating?
What's your set-up?
Griffin skateboard, Randal's trucks, Bennett's trucks, Tracker trucks, Radical trucks, SKF bearings, Bones bearings, Built In bearings, Retro Zig Zag wheels and 3DM wheels
Where do you live?
San Diego
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Skateboard builder and designer
My top three skateboarding influences:
Dick Brewer, Larry Gordon and Skip Fry, OG comic riders of La jolla
What was your first skateboard?
Clay wheel board. I used to do power slides on it. Second board was a G&S pine design. I got at the PB drive store in the early 1980's. The third deck was a Joe Lopez. Started building skate Boards at La Jolla high school and have not stopped.
What skate mags do you read?
Concrete Wave
Are you sponsored? If so, please list your sponsors.
GriffinSkateboards, Axcelspring Torsion suspension system,
Do you use safety gear when you skate?

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The Axcelspring Torsion Suspension System Is Patented

Got on Monday. Now it is time to start building boards again.


Posted on October 18, 2012 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

GrIndy DH truck

The Grindy is a Independent 215 truck that have been added a 2 1/4" knurled GullWing king pin from the 1980's. It is bring back the old indy truck only better for all of those new taller bushing of today. Also has a polished pivot, Khiro new cup and faced hanger and Khiro new faced race spacers and DH spacer rings and milled the base plate. Custom paint and stamping. New red Venom bushing. The GullWing king pins are only a limited amount of these great grade 8 pins because of there age and not… Continue

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 9:30am

Patend people thinking!

A skateboard deck formed of laminated layers having increased twisting resistance around its center axis provided by fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite members running along the center axis and cross members extending toward side edges. Side members positioned between pairs of cross members provide additional torque resistance and energy storage for use in springing the board.

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 7:30am

TrackWings-LowRides DH Trucks

These are the TrackWings- LowRiders. Old man Victor started building these trucks out of old left over trucks.

Now I am building them to get some out and into the hands of some one who knows that what Victor dues is right.

I built a set for me not to long ago and I think there great. I am hoping that I will be able to build a complete board

like the one he built for me and sell it. Half of the money is going to Victor for helping me learn… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:00am

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At 8:13pm on December 23, 2010, Jack Smith said…
Happy Birthday Thane!
At 9:47pm on April 22, 2010, Aaron Yow said…
I spy a splitfire tailing that sexy BallPivot Grennett! I'm running a non ball Grennett and a Split on my TS rig right now. Dug out and trimmed a Bennett tonight that's coming your way Monday for a new pivot and stamping. Or maybe I'll ship you the cleaned up one you already made for me to have retro fitted. Either way color me excited..
At 1:59pm on April 7, 2010, Aaron Yow said…
New Truck Mods look awesome! I'm tempted... But my OG Griffin is working so well! MORE PICS! BTW Yeah, my workshop table top is old paint store sinage. Good eye.
At 6:32pm on February 5, 2009, Eduardo Abalada said…
Nice surf boards you have in that photos ...
Do you still use them?
At 1:53pm on June 11, 2008, Jack Smith said…
Hey Griffin, welcome to TSJ.

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