Steve Caballero (left) and Tony Hawk.Tony Hawk is riding a blue Steve Caballero signature deck with a yellow dragon.So who is Steve Caballero. He was born in 1964, the year of the dragon. That’s why the dragon is a returning theme in his graphics. He started skateboarding at the age of 12 and in 1978 he was sponsored by Powell Peralta at the age of 15. He is a member of the Bones Brigade, which was mentioned on 50 Gs before in my article about the Tommy Guerrero. He is considered a legend of skateboarding. Vert Champion and Skater of the Year in 1983 and 1984, World Champion Street and Vert in 1987 and won over 30 titles over the years. Recently in May 2010 he won the Masters Division at the Pro-Tec Pool Party. Even at the age of 45, he proofs to be one of the best skateboarders.
Steve Caballero skating in the evening of his 45th birthday in November 2009.Besides skateboarding he likes motocross bikes and collects hot rod cars and toys. He has played in several punk bands (I think I heard a famous musician recently say: “Every good musician should have played in a punk band once in his life”, which I can totally agree with). About 6 years ago he started painting as well.
weblog called “Have you seen him”. It’s pretty amusing to read and it shows he’s a sympathetic and down to earth man and a gifted artist.
This DWX has an asymmetrical design, which makes this model very ergonomic and comfortable for extreme sports. Since the first DWX-100 models were designed for water sports, there are a lot of design patterns that allow water to drain as fast s possible. Also extra holes in the strap allow water to vaporize fast when worn to prevent irritation and nasty odors, etc.
G-Shock Fansite published an article about his Willy Santos model. Maybe I should try search a Japanese Steve Caballero version, just to have the signature on the back. G-Shock Collecting is so addictive…