✓ — Jef Hartsel
LOVE AND MISS YOU, DYLAN...
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
May 26, 1988 - October 12, 2016
These photos below were from our brother, Kenny Brimer's Celebration Of Life Memorial on Oahu, Hawaii in 2010. Mark Oblow always shared his home island with Dylan and it became his second home. At that time, Dylan came to pay his respects with Oblow for Kenny, who passed from his own battle with Leukemia. Dylan is and always will be an island braddah... and both he and Kenny are already ripping, Together Together.
Mark Oblow and Dylan Rieder at A'ala Park - Photo: Yong-Ki Chang
Mark Oblow, Dylan Rieder and Jef Hartsel - Photo: Yong-Ki Chang
Yong-Ki Chang, Mark Oblow, Dylan Rieder, and Jef Hartsel - Photo: Sang-Hui Chong
Gene Dadoy, Yong-Ki Chang, Mark Oblow, Dylan Rieder, and Jef Hartsel - Photo: Sang-Hui Chong
• I rode two of these @art_is_tree / jef hartsel boards when they first came out on alva (both red at the time and with that unique tri-tail). harts was always a huge influence as the salt lake / aliamanu crew I grew up with had his younger sister in our 8th grade math class. she shared his photos in thrasher mag and we felt connected for the first time to a pro skateboarder. with harts being asian, it was even more of a connection than any other, especially since he ripped pools, curbs and everything else with style and power. most importantly, harts has been a brother to me in friendship and support for years. besides @bxlx, harts was the reason why I truly had fun with my last board company. mahalo, braddah! stoked to have a few of these decks around with me. #jefhartsel #chosenbrothersratherthanblood #hawaiiskateboardingroyalty
• this graphic is one of the most burnt images in my mind. a ripper in my neighborhood in salt lake, oahu named peter akuna used to blast the silver bottom @nblender board at our intermediate school with his launch ramp and ever since, it's been a love affair. this shredded coffee break deck was kindly gifted to me years ago for my birthday by braddah, @jasonfoster_ with a personalized custom silver paint pen piece on the grip. mahalo, jason!
• the vision mark gonzales was the first board I ever rode. it was the white dipped one from the bike factory in pearl city, oahu. I bought some used white gullwings from an older kid in my housing area with g&s wheels. I loved this board and everything gonz. that first love was ridden until there was no nose and a micro razor tail with sexbolts holding it together. I passed it forward and saw it ridden through two more kids in the neighborhood. this one pictured, I still setup and ride...
Our Brother, Jef Hartsel, along with Toshikazu Nozaka have two openings in Hawaii at Greenroom. The first opening will be in Waikiki on Thursday, October 22 from 7-9pm, followed by a daytime opening in Haleiwa on Saturday, October 24th from 12-3pm.
Jef Hartsel will be showing new works consisting of 26 total pieces in multi-sizes and in varying colors.
Best to you, Hartsel and Aloha!
Both images posted @ykc