Introducing the Skeleton Key team
Veteran skate pro Darren Navarette has created a new brand dubbed Skeleton Key, and their first products include apparel and handmade PVC grinders for skate trucks. Here, Navarette backside tailslides while filming with Ed Dominick for an upcoming SKMFG commercial. "I figured, hell I don't know anything about business so I'll start a business," says Navarette on the creation of Skeleton Key.
He's 41 years old and still doing textbook lipslides over lights in backyard pools. Skeleton Key team rider Al Partanen is a warrior.
Skateboarding already knows that he's basically not human. Skeleton Key team rider Ben Raybourn blows minds every time he skates. He gets stoked on any skateboard around him, so it came as no surprise to turn around and see him flying around on the photographer's Cab reissue, blasting head high airs.
This one is a brain twister. Skeleton Key team rider Chris Russell does this at full speed and grinds for five coping blocks. This has been dubbed the Christ grind. As it resembles a Christ air, why not have a Christ grind?
It's pretty impressive that a man of Jeff Grosso's size can do a Texas plant this proper. He must stretch a lot.
Skeleton Key team rider Jimmy Wilkins is one of the best up and coming vert skaters around right now. And he has one of the best frontside ollies in skateboarding. On this particular day, he grabbed the photographer's Vision Jinx reissue and threw a few ollies down.
Pierre-Luc Gagnon has an insanely large bag of tricks. This day, he decided to stick to more simple stuff and sometimes, those sessions produce the best photos. Here, he blasts an Indy tailbone at Tony Hawk's ramp.
Skeleton Key team rider Sam Beckett takes this fastplant from high to low. And that extension is 18-feet off the ground.
This was actually pretty gnarly, and the video may do it better justice. Frontside 50-50 pop out, bomb the bank and ollie to the street going real fast from Skeleton Key team rider Truman Hooker.
Do you believe this tuck knee invert by Skeleton Key team rider Alex Perelson was to fakie? Well it was.