Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bob Biniak, Z-Boy, R.I.P.

If you haven't seen Bob Biniak skate in Dogtown and Z-Boys, you need to. The story is fascinating, the skating is amazing, and the commitment these kids possessed is inspiring. Bob was an extreme skateboarder amongst a small group of kids who pushed skateboarding to national prominence. You need to see this movie if you haven't already.

ISOIA,

Greg

4 comments:

  1. Interesting blog, Greg. Sorry to see Bob Biniak pass. There is an interesting generational component to his story. The Z-Boys, like the Beastie Boys and Sugar Hill Gang, were part of a generational “missing link” between Baby Boomers and Generation X: the newly identified Generation Jones (born 1954-1965). This component is crucial in understanding the historical context of Biniak and the Z-Boys.

    Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten lots of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009. I found this page helpful because it gives a pretty good overview of recent media interest in GenJones: http://generationjones.com/2009latest.html

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  2. hetyd4580- thanks for the information feedback and for this information about Generation Jones. I didn't know about about this classification. This URL is very helpful, too. Thanks for stopping by!

    Cheers,

    Greg

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  3. http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ - Thanks for stopping by and for your feedback, too. I really like your beer videos.

    Cheers,

    Greg

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