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Kent Sherwood (Jay Adams' step-dad) was the man behind the manufacturing of the Zephyr Fiberglass skateboard. In 1976, Jay Adams and Kent split from the Zephyr team and started the short lived E-Z Rider brand that then became Z-Flex Skateboards that is still around today. With his refined skill in fiberglassing they launched the first Z-Flex skateboards in 1976 from his workshop in Venice. Coming out initially with three different shapes, with the inclusion of the Jimmy Plumer later, Z-Flex Skateboards was one of the premier skateboard brands of that era.
Now generations strong, Z-Flex remembers its rich history and continues its path of determination and dedication to skateboarding through a limited release of iconic Z-Flex Vintage Premium (ZVP) products.
To celebrate the heritage of skateboarding and the brand, Z-Flex reunited team members from the past as well as fellow skaters of the 70’s to re-tell the ever-popular Dog Town story from the people that actually lived it.
In the two part mini-documentary series- take a trip back to the 70’s to relive the skaters, spots, style, and products that shaped skateboarding as we know it today. Starting with Part 1: The Beginning.
Filmed by: Jon Holland, Ted Newsome, Ewan Bowman
Edited by: Jon Holland
Interview Audio by: Ryan Carmen
Thanks to: Jay Adams, Jimmy Plumer, Marty Grimes, Mitch Kaufman, Jim Davey, George Wilson, Solo Scott, Jimmy Acosta, Aaron Scott, Butch Sterbins, Eric Britton, Steve Olsen, Dave Hackett, Duane Peters, Tony Alva, Wentzle Ruml, Chicken, Jaime Owen, Jamey Stone, Nolan Woodrell, Chris & Ethel Pasques.
Additional Footage supplied by" Hal Jepsen Films, Opper Sports production, theSurfnetwork.com
Additional Images courtesy of: Kent Sherwood & Skateboarder magazine.
Music Supplied by: Hot Lunch, thanks to Tim @ tym-records.com
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