Alan 'Ollie' Gelfand, 40, still ripping it up
Tony Alva and Wentzel Ruml IV of the Dog Town & Z boys, to Alan
Gelfand, who invented the ollie, I think we'd have just
laughed and said go away with profanity.
yet it's true, and thats the scary fact. I cant take
all the credit for the site at all, many of the guys on the site
review parks and take pictures and contacted the aforementioned
legends of skate. I just gather all the info and post it on the
here we are 4 months into running the site and we are known all
over the place. I think that's due to the fact that we're no threat
to anyone and being non profit-making, people have taking a liking
to our antics. So much so now that the media can't seem to get enough
of watching us fall off (Woody & Ayd, have that down) and now
we're getting invites to skate at new skateparks all over the UK
and we're not even good!
Sk8ing and some seriously gnarly music make for a happy bunch
of middle aged skateboarders
I guess that leads me onto Gnarly Dude! Whats Gnarly Dude!
I hear you ask, Well Gnarly Dude! (could I use Gnarly Dude! more
times in one sentence, well yes!) Gnarly Dude! is a collection of
skater bands that all have recorded a track called (you guessed
it) Gnarly Dude!, but all the tracks are different but have the
same name. Confused? So are we, but thats the gimmick of it
has started and over the next few weeks I will be posting pictures
of the bands in the studio, with interviews and comments.
what is nice about the forthcoming CD Gnarly Dude! is that we are
performing a launch gig at the largest skatepark in the UK (Epic
Skatepark Birmingham) to promote skater music. Plus, seeing we are
in a skatepark, it will become a music and skate jam, how cool is
the date is set for the gig, 4th October, and deadlines have been
drawn up to get the CD finished. Now starts the hard work in completing
log on next week to read more about old men falling over and Gnarly