More Skate History April 4, 2012Posted by bibliosk8er in freestyle skateboarding.
While there is some footage of Torger when he was a little guy, back in the very very early days of skateboarding before the urethane wheel, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any footage from this part of his skate career in the 1970s. Bummer. Torger died in the 1980s in a car accident. I read a quote by Tony Alva regarding Torger’s induction into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. Tony was very complimentary of Johnson’s style and ability, and noted him as a heavy influence.
There’s just so much great skateboarding from those early days that most of us will never get to see.
Here’s a page about him on the Logan Earth Ski website — including that letter by Tony Alva. Check out some of these pics — seriously – downhill nose wheelies at high speed. Rad!