May 14, 2012/ / Uncategorized/ Comments: 12

“This week I’d like to give a shout out to a person who changed skateboarding but never got the respect or much deserved credit from first rate mags like Transworld and Thrasher Magazine. Its takes a kick ass site like Jenkem to pay respects to people who’ve been overlooked. So with out further adieu… The person in mind in this weeks column is Dan Peterka.

He has single handedly changed skating and most people don’t even know it. With his innovated move, The Crooked Grind, he some how invented a trick that is so commonly copied, it’s up there with the ollie and the kickflip. Peterka took it even further with combination’s like half cab crook’s pop out, nollie crook’s pop out and nollie nose blunts slides. Peterka had such an impact on skating that not only have skaters come to love the Crooked Grind but top pro’s like Eric Koston have built their careers around this move. Unfortunately Eric gets the credit amongst youngsters cause, well you know…K grind, Koston Grind, but we know better. The inventor of the crooked grind deserves a second viewing. Watch his part and pay homage to style and innovation.” – Danny Gonzalez

Dan Peterka in “Next Generation” (1991):


  1. Hallro

    July 18, 2013 12:06 pm

    Just heard Deep Purple ‘Smoke on the Water’ and had Peterka flashbacks. Google, bam, Jenkem man! You doin the lords work!

  2. Marena

    August 28, 2013 5:33 am

    Eng: Is possible contact Dan somewhere? I have many questions for him.
    Cze: Je mozne kontaktovat nekde Dana? Mam na nej mnoho otazek.

    Thanks for reply
    Diky za odpoved :)

  3. Marek Fric

    December 7, 2016 2:21 am

    Hi Danny, I am interested about Dan Peterka like a skateboarder and like a journalist. I am preparing series of articleas about skateboarders around the world with Czechoslovakian roots and I think Dan will be that for I am looking for.
    Do you think is possible to find any contact for him and try to make an interview with him? Please let me know by email. Thank you very much

  4. sk8prim8

    June 20, 2018 3:59 am

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