Andy Jenkins, 1986

X Games is done and I'm finally getting my life back to a degree, so these things are going to start back up. Actually, I need to do 12 more before I reach 50, and then I plan on compiling them into some sort of book/magazine this summer tentatively called 'Off The Deep End.' It will be nerdy but I need a project to work on and this seemed like a good place to start. Anyway, this is longtime Freestylin' editor Andy Jenkins @bendpress throwing a boneless off a picnic table on the side of Wizard Publications in Torrance. I'm not sure how most other readers of Freestylin' felt about skate content in a BMX magazine, but it fostered a love of skateboarding in me that remains to this day. I even started wearing skull and crossbones Life's A Beach shorts over my pants after seeing this photo, but luckily that look did not remain to this day. Also, I couldn't help but notice that the Wizard Publications building has the exact same door when I visited in late 2014 as it did in 1986…

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