I recently lost a skateboarding comrade in a tragic accident. Jason Roach was a local in Savannah, Georgia and we became fast friends when I moved there in 1989. Jason was a powerhouse skater; speed and determination always punctuated his very natural style. He and his chaotic cohort in crime, Adam Holden, were like a permanent fixture in my Oglethorpe House dorm room during those early years. We skated together all the time and at all hours of the day and night.
Thanks to Art Ottimo who recently edited and posted this vintage footy; shot by Gabor Stibinger in Fall of 1990. It features Jason Roach, Adam Holden, Jeff Dorsten, Jon Stovall, and myself (slappies at 1:17 and 4:08) barging a downtown Savannah parking garage. And this footage summarizes most of my skateboarding memories of Jason Roach. R.I.P., Jason.