Colin McKay

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Colin McKay
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Colin McKay (leftmost) (photo: Dilia Oviedo)
Personal information
Full name Colin McKay
Nickname(s) Col
Nationality  Canada
Born (1975-08-29) August 29, 1975 (age 39)
Sport
Sport Skateboarding
Event(s) Vert
Turned pro 1992

Colin McKay (born August 29, 1975) is a professional skateboarder[1] who is widely recognized for his involvement with the original Plan B skateboards "superteam", as well as the subsequent relaunch of the brand in 2005.[2]

Early life[edit]

McKay was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and was raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He attended Handsworth Secondary School.[citation needed]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Plan B[edit]

Along with close colleague, Danny Way, McKay was a member of the original Plan B skateboarding team, formed in 1991. Following the departure of Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, and Sean Sheffey, and the death of founder, Mike Ternasky, McKay and Way became the leaders of the brand.[3]

Girl[edit]

Following the eventual dissolution of the original incarnation of Plan B, McKay subsequently joined the Girl skateboard team in 1995. McKay explained to Canadian skateboard magazine SBC, in 2011, "it just so happened that a lot of those guys on Girl were my friends; guys I’ve been around through my existence in skateboarding. I had just gotten on Girl around ’98, when I was about 21. It was cool to be a part of one of the Girl/Chocolate videos ... To me, those videos are a big part of skateboarding, and it would’ve been rad to be around and take part in the skits and stuff that they do." McKay appeared in the Chocolate video, The Chocolate Tour, shortly after his arrival on the team and pre-existing footage was used for the part.[4]

Seek[edit]

After leaving Girl, McKay joined a company that was formed under DNA Distribution called "Seek"—founded by Rob Dyrdek and Josh Kalis, McKay rode alongside other skateboarders, such as Florentine Marfaing, Alex Carolino, Mike Taylor, and Greg Myers, during his time with Seek.[4][5]

Relaunch of Plan B[edit]

Plan B Skateboards's McKay signature board.

Around the year 2005, rumors had emerged regarding the resurrection and relaunch of Plan B by both Way and McKay. Second-phase team member, Paul Rodriguez, has referred to this period as a time when Way and McKay were talking about "bringing back the dream; awakening the giant." Fellow recruit, and professional skateboarder for Plan B, PJ Ladd, has stated, "I had heard about it. That there was like a rumor that Plan B was maybe gonna come back and I think it had gotten around how much a fan of it I was as a kid."[6]

In 2005, with the financial backing of Syndrome Distribution, Way and McKay reformed Plan B Skateboards, maintaining their roles as company co-owners, as well as professional skaters.[7][8] Way has explained, "For the sake of what we were a part of, I think Colin and I, you know, didn't want to let go of the formula that gave us the motivation that pumped out all of those videos and stuff that we were able to pump out." Way has revealed that, while he and McKay are the co-owners of the relaunched company, they have adopted the business model that they learnt of from Ternasky during his time running the first phase of the company.[6]

On January 4, 2012, a teaser video was released, featuring Plan B team member, Torey Pudwill, performing an upward tailslide-to-kick flip-out on a ledge, stating that the Plan B video is due for release in summer of 2013. The video is the first in a series of teasers that will be released during the period leading up to the video release date.[9][10]

Influence and recognition[edit]

During a tour of Australia, McKay performed a trick known as a "backside tailslide" at the Pizzey skate park in the state of QueenslandJohn Cardiel stated in a 2011 interview with Australian skateboarding magazine SLAM, "That was the sickest thing I had ever seen at Pizzey".[11]

Red Dragons[edit]

Together with Moses Itkonen and Robert "Sluggo" Boyce, McKay formed the Red Dragons skateboard crew.[citation needed]

Videography[edit]

  • Powell Peralta: Public Domain (1988)
  • Powell Peralta: Propaganda (1990)
  • Powell: Eight (1991)
  • Powell: Celebrity Tropical Fish (1991)
  • Plan B: Questionable (1992)
  • Plan B: Virtual Reality (1993)
  • 411VM: Issue 5 (1994)
  • Plan B: Second Hand Smoke (1994)
  • Las Vegas Pro Vert '96 (1996)[4][12]
  • Plan B: The Revolution (1997)
  • Transworld: The Reason (1999)
  • Chocolate: The Chocolate Tour (1999)
  • Tony Hawk's Gigantic Skatepark Tour (2001)
  • Red Dragon: RDS/FSU/2002 (2002)
  • DC: The DC Video (2003)
  • Transworld: Show Me The Way (2004)
  • Skull Skates: Resist Control (2004)
  • Red Dragon: Skateboard Party (2005)
  • Plan B: Live After Death (2006)
  • DC: King of Barcelona (2007)
  • DC: King of New York (2007)[13][14]
  • Plan B: Plan B In Dominican Republic (2008)[15]
  • DC: Live From Europe (2008)[16][17][18][19][20][21][22]
  • Plan B: SuperFuture (2008)[4]
  • Plan B: Plan B In Moscow, Russia (2009)[23][24]
  • Plan B: Plan B In Arizona (2009)[25][26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higgins, Matt (2007-08-01). "Hub of Halfpipes Rises in Corner of California". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ Josh Rabinowitz (26 March 2005). "SkateboardDirectory.com News: Plan B Skateboard Company Relaunches With McKay, Way, Rodriguez". SkateboardDirectory.com. Josh Rabinowitz. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ www.skatesonhaight.com (2008). "Plan B Skateboards". Skates on Haight. www.skatesonhaight.com. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Colin McKay (14 February 2011). "Anthology: Colin McKay". SBC. SBC SKATEBOARD CANADA MAGAZINE. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Seek Skateboards". Skately. Skately LLC. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b AlliSports (November 2012). "The Passing, Rebirth of Plan B | Legacy. The History of Plan B Skateboardi" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  7. ^ AlliSports (October 2012). "Mike Ternasky Reflection, Return of 'The Team' | Legacy. The History of Pla" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Plan B Skateboards". Skately. Skately, LLC. 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Blair Alley (4 January 2013). "PLAN B TEASER #1". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  10. ^ PlanBTVChannel (4 January 2013). "TOREY PUDWILL - TEASER #1 - PLAN B FULL LENGTH VIDEO COMING" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Trent Fahey (11 February 2013). "John Cardiel Week Day 1: Blasts From the Past". Vans (originally from SLAM). Vans. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  12. ^ ChaffeyJadeed (15 February 2010). "Choc_Tour" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ alexdbest2000 (6 April 2007). "DC King of New part 1" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  14. ^ alexdbest2000 (6 April 2007). "DC King of New part 2" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  15. ^ caveman9845 (27 September 2008). "Dominican Republic with Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, and the Plan B team" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Carlos Segura (5 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 1-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  17. ^ Carlos Segura (5 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 2-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  18. ^ Carlos Segura (5 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 3-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  19. ^ Carlos Segura (6 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 4-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  20. ^ Carlos Segura (6 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 5-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  21. ^ Carlos Segura (6 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 6-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  22. ^ Carlos Segura (6 February 2009). "DC LIVE FROM EUROPE (Part 7-7)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  23. ^ PatriotPat12 (15 January 2009). "Plan B team in Moscow, Russia Part 1 2009" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  24. ^ PatriotPat12 (16 January 2009). "Plan B team in Moscow, Russia Part 2 2009" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  25. ^ BamsAgnate (26 April 2009). "Plan B in Arizona Part 1" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  26. ^ BamsAgnate (3 May 2009). "Plan B in Arizona Part 2" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Colin McKay skate videos". SkatevideoSite.com. SkatevideoSite.com. 2005–2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.