2009 – Bruce Logan

2009 Inductees

Bruce Logan began skateboarding in the 50s on a board he built from a two-by-four and roller skate wheels. He took his organic, inventive passion to the street and became one of the first professional skateboarders of our time.

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Bruce Logan began skateboarding in the 50s on a board he built from a two-by-four and roller skate wheels. He took his organic, inventive passion to the street and became one of the first professional skateboarders of our time. In 1963, as a founding member of the Makaha Skateboard team he and Larry Stevenson put together the Makaha/Logan Earth Ski line of boards. The Makaha/Logan Earth Ski team featured Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Torger Johnson, Bob Biniak, Wentzl Ruml, and Bruce, Brad and Robin Logan, among others. Bruce, A.K.A. “the Skateboard Wizard,” holds at least 24 titles, and was one of the first to put skateboarding on the map as a legitimate “sport” and way of life. He and his family owned and operated one of the world’s biggest skateboard companies, Logan Earth Ski, where Bruce’s name sold more skateboards than anyone else’s during that time. By the mid-80s Bruce lost his path to drugs and alcohol, but rose again clean and sober and with a new outlook on life and three new models on Gravity Skateboards. His past has taught him well and he is now a mentor and talks to those on the path from where he’s come. He is featured in the documentary DOPE (Death Or Prison Eventually), a film that has a track record of being an effective message to youth to combat the allure and attraction of illegal drugs. On or off his skateboard, he makes an impact on the life of others. When asked, he’ll tell you his favorite trick is The Highspeed, 40 mph Nose Wheelie – but would you expect anything less from the Skateboard Wizard?

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