Friday, November 7, 2008

Rob Mertz

Remembering what a pleasure it was to meet a real cool skateboarder character back in the day.
I interviewed Rob for Skateboard! UK magazine.
He told me about East coast straight edge hardcore and how he was dead against drugs and booze and even pain killers.
Rob had X's on the back of his hand.
I never knew there were skateboarders who didnt do drugs??!!
The shark on his board graphic has an X on its Fin....Cool!
He told me about Pennsylvania pride , the Keystone state, the Heinz beanz part of his board graphics.
We met a few times and hung out at Munster and Southsea and Brighton.
Rob now runs the Plan- B operation and Syndrome distribution.
He still skates better than me and you!

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