The crew in party mode. Bottom right is Shorty’s owner Tony Buyalos, above him was our team manager George Nagai

The crew in party mode. Bottom right is Shorty’s owner Tony Buyalos, above him was our team manager George Nagai.

Muska’s 21st birthday.

Muska’s 21st birthday.

More 21st birthday. Too many bottles to hold. Check the kit on Rune Glifburg in the background.

More 21st birthday. Too many bottles to hold. Check the kit on Rune Glifburg in the background.

People have no idea how close Toan got to this kickflip back tailslide down Hubba Hideout. Imagine if that had been his ender.

People have no idea how close Toan was to landing this kickflip back tailslide down Hubba Hideout. Imagine if that had been his ender.

Steve Olson - 180 nosegrind 180 out – think this was 2nd try

Steve Olson – 180 nosegrind 180 out – think this was 2nd try.

Original flyer for the “Fulfill The Dream” premiere in 1998

Original flyer for the “Fulfill The Dream” premiere in 1998.

April goofing off in the editing room. I bet most people would be surprised to hear that other than Muska’s part the entire “Fulfill The Dream” video was edited by the owner of the company’s girlfriend.

I bet most people would be surprised to hear that other than Muska’s part, the entire “Fulfill The Dream” video was edited by the company owner’s girlfriend (April Hamrick).

In “Fulfill” after Olson back tail shuv’s Hubba he jumps over the wall at the end. This is him walking back around and up to the group immediately after.

In the video, after Olson back tail shuv’s Hubba Hideout, he jumps over the wall. This is him walking back around and up to the group immediately after.

Van Life. One of my favorite photos. We had the “fulfill” boom box that was always on session and usually playing “Wu Tang Forever” which came out the day before we left for tour.

Van Life. One of my favorite photos.

Smolik and Lil’ B – homies from day one.

Smolik and Lil’ B [Brandon Turner] – homies from day one.

I’m pretty sure we were the first people to bring a piece of wood to “The Wedge” in Az. So you could drop in on the steps and hit the rail or hubba.

I’m pretty sure we were the first people to bring a piece of wood to “The Wedge” in AZ, so you could drop in on the steps and hit the rail or the hubba.

Muska. Sneaking in a toke at 8 am just before meeting up with Skin Phillips at Bank of America rails where Chad would do the back to back noseslide’s down the 9 and then the 18. Like a large majority of his tricks in “Fulfill” it was first try.

Muska – Sneaking in a toke at 8am before meeting up with Skin Phillips at the Bank of America rails, where Chad would do the back to back noseslides down the 9 and the 18. Like a large majority of his tricks in “Fulfill” it was first try.


Words & Photography: Aaron Snyder
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Comments

  1. Persona

    June 5, 2013 10:30 am

    Love this. My favorite era. Wish I could travel back to those days. Damn, so nostalgic.

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  2. t.a.

    June 6, 2013 4:02 am

    Ah man, such a good team. And such a good video!

    Thanks Snyderman, this is rad.

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  3. t.a.

    June 6, 2013 4:11 am

    And another thing…

    I know Shortys holds a special place in a lotta hearts, but DANG! if that team wasn’t stacked. Not a bad apple in the bunch, and so good too. I remember when Jesse Silvey dipped a few years after this, how crushed I was. His switch skills are incredible. And Toan Nguyen is easily in the top three (I’m thinking he and Creager and Daewon) of picnic-table-skaters. Too good, too good.

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  4. Jonny Lewis

    August 6, 2013 6:38 am

    WoW man Just WOW…as a kid..(27 now) i only dreamed of getting to hang out with this team seemed like all stellar dudes..this is such a awesome back stage kinda view of the team, life and friendships…Damn 15 years ago..fullfill the dream …15 years ago..cant believe time has gone so fast..such a amazing era..just simply the best..all i can do is collect pieces from then and just remember those sk8 days..just will never be the same..thanks sniderman this is prob the best set of photos ive seen..must have been awesome being a part of that..thanks again

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