Geoff Rowley Recalls Grinding Staples Center in Vans’ Classic Tales

The latest episode of Vans’ Classic Tales features a bit of certified skate history. Geoff Rowley tells the story of finding, grinding, and documenting the first trick at the Los Angeles Staples Center hubba in 1999. The image would be used for Rowley’s first Vans ad, and the footage appeared in Sorry [2002]. This single trick opened up a whole new can of worms in terms of obstacle size, and is a defining moment in skateboarding’s progression. Listen to Geoff tell the story above.