SHORTYS “FULFILL THE DREAM” ERA UNSEEN PHOTOS FROM AARON SNYDER

June 2, 2013/ Aaron Snyder/ Photo Recap/ Comments: 10

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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  1. Matt P

    September 5, 2013 8:46 pm

    I’m in the same boat as you (I’m 27 yrs as well) and when I first started skating this was the stuff I was watching. So nostalgic, doesn’t seem like that long ago. I miss those days, its wild seeing these pics. Thanks snyderman. Brings back a lot of memories.

  2. toadload

    October 7, 2013 1:11 pm

    their boulder skatepark demo was killer

  3. bootgrab

    February 19, 2014 11:22 am

    yah big suprise someones girlfriend edited fullfill the dream cause that shit was obviously a master piece

  4. MPYR

    November 2, 2014 7:02 am

    Hell ya its a masterpiece! that video is an all time favorite. the videography definitely tied it all together and gotta give props to April Hamrick for making it one of the more unique and memorable sk8 vids out there. Shit, I learned my first magic tricks from it (thanks toan!) Every part of that video is awesome. From the crew to the music right on down to the claymation. Loved that shit! I gotta get a copy of that instrumental from your section tho snyderman. best song in the vid (after cat stevens of course…!) Thanks for puttin up these pics man. appreciate the stroll down memory lane. good times, good times….. WESSSSSSSS SYDA LYDAH!!!!

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