Ray Bones Rodriguez was one of skateboardings first child prodigy’s. His “career” as a pro skater didn’t last long but Grosso got to witness it first hand and it is forever burned into his memory.
A look behind one of the most iconic grinds in skateboarding, performed by one of the most charismatic characters in skate history, Dave Hackett.
Skateboarding is freedom. In 1989 when George Powell, the owner of Powell Peralta Skateboards, flew to Beijing China was transforming from a closed market Communist society to an open global super power. George had one goal: to bring skateboarding to the biggest country in the world. The only problem: there were no skaters or skateboards anywhere in China.
The DIY concrete skatepark building revolution altered the course of skateboarding forever. Anything is possible when skaters unite and take over. In this episode of The Letters Jeff picked his 5 favorites and talked to the main players about how they got them going and what it takes to keep them standing.
Natas Kaupas was one of the skaters who led the charge in the mid 80’s away from the backyard ramps to the streets. We wanted to take a moment to insure no one ever forgets how radical and influential NATAS was.
Back in the 1980’s the skaters of Venice Beach, California had to make due with what they had: an old abandoned pavilion on the boardwalk and a few scraps of wood. What they did with those limited resources helped change skateboarding forever.
Burritos are good. Drugs are bad. If you are doing drugs, please get help. Legend Jeff Grosso looks back on one wild day back in 1997 when he did some drugs and ended up with a burrito in his butt. Look, it’s a long story. Don’t judge. Just watch the damn video.
Grosso’s not going off? That’s what he thinks. The editors have hours and hours of footage of Jeff speaking his mind and have edited some of their favorite outtakes together into one incoherent episode. Enjoy. Loveletters Season 10 returns in April, 2019.
AntiHero Skateboards’ Julien Stranger is an enigma wrapped in a riddle—he also rips. Grosso takes 60 seconds to remind everyone how rad Julien is.
We may not remember our moms birthday or the anniversary but all remember our ﬁrst boards- The graphics burned into our brains forever. Grosso sits down with Sean Cliver and others to talk about the world of BOARD GRAPHICS.
The switch master. Jeff Grosso shows love to Pizzanista’s Salman Agah and his early 90’s Vans shoe.
From Toronto/PA/Texas. Everyone wanted a piece of Tom ‘The Rock’ Boyle in the early/mid 90s. He was one of the best. Grosso send love to our fallen brother.