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John Gardner of DC
« on: September 07, 2023, 11:31:20 AM »
Posted on instagram this morning

"Been rocking with DC almost 18 years now. Thank you for the memories. Nothing but respect as I step away to the next chapter ❤️"

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cw5YVnpr1c2/?igshid=MWZjMTM2ODFkZg==

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2023, 12:13:44 PM »
Oh yeah, I remember that guy.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2023, 12:43:56 PM »
Wasnít he the TM? Did he cut himself from the team?
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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2023, 12:46:58 PM »
Wasnít he the TM? Did he cut himself from the team?

that's what i was wondering...

i just remember him from that one clip doing the fs invert on the tree, through that pool pocket. Last creature vid, i think?
Do you see another one of these over there?

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2023, 12:47:59 PM »
He was the TM.
Always really loved his skating and his attitude towards mental health awareness.
Big respect.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2023, 12:51:46 PM »
Boardriders (who owned DC) amongst other brands got acquired and a shit ton of people got let go on September 1st. Last time I walked into their offices it seemed like there were 100+ desk spaces with only like 12 heads walking around. I won't be surprised to see team riders dropping from rvca or element here soon too.

https://ww.fashionnetwork.com/news/Authentic-brands-group-acquires-boardriders,1502588.html


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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2023, 01:11:34 PM »
Pretty sure that Frank Mare took over as TM awhile ago. Iirc John posted something along the lines of stepping down as TM and focusing more on his skating and being pro

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2023, 01:35:02 PM »
Bummer, John seems rad and absolutely shreds.
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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2023, 10:24:44 PM »
This guy's what skateboarding is all about

Deserves the best, gives back a lot!

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2023, 07:25:56 AM »
I thought this dude was on adidas?
For someone w.no signature ur awfully hostile, & that is why I do this

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2023, 07:32:49 AM »
I thought this dude was on adidas?

Nah, he was on DC until yesterday morning. I think he made a post about it on IG.
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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2023, 07:57:12 AM »
Future Etnies team member

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2023, 08:33:54 AM »
Future Etnies team member

I could see emerica

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2023, 09:22:42 AM »
Wonder how T Funk feels about this

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2023, 07:33:01 PM »
Would be sick if IPath came back. He would fit perfectly

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2023, 08:30:31 PM »
As soon as all of their contracts are up the whole team is of


Colin McKay is no longer on the team page

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2023, 08:38:33 PM »
As soon as all of their contracts are up the whole team is of


Colin McKay is no longer on the team page
Think Colin's been off for a couple years now.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2023, 08:43:29 PM »
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As soon as all of their contracts are up the whole team is of


Colin McKay is no longer on the team page
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Think Colin's been off for a couple years now.

Only feels like a year since the growing neck meme

You would think there would have been a bigger hubbub when the C from DC quits

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2023, 08:45:44 PM »
He didnít get cut, Heís retiring from pro skating.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2023, 09:03:50 PM »
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As soon as all of their contracts are up the whole team is of


Colin McKay is no longer on the team page
[close]
Think Colin's been off for a couple years now.
[close]

Only feels like a year since the growing neck meme

You would think there would have been a bigger hubbub when the C from DC quits
I only found out because I saw him kinda talking shit on some old shoe collector insta something like "back when DC was for skaters" then looked at his insta and saw he had been wearing Nike's for a while. Guess it still could not be official

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2023, 02:22:41 AM »
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As soon as all of their contracts are up the whole team is of


Colin McKay is no longer on the team page
[close]
Think Colin's been off for a couple years now.
[close]

Only feels like a year since the growing neck meme

You would think there would have been a bigger hubbub when the C from DC quits

DC comes from Droors Clothing iirc

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2023, 07:35:42 AM »

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2023, 07:37:24 AM »
John of pro skating. Super nice guy, when I met him didnít even realize who he was and was like you skate? Then he showed me his Instagram , seen the tree clip and was like damn

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2023, 08:19:32 AM »
Hopefully heís just hitting the sponsor refresh. Love his skating but could see him moving on. Seems odd to step back from a TM role to focus on skating then drop your sponsors not long after.
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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2023, 08:57:08 AM »
Iím hoping he just found a more fulfilling gig if he decides to completely step away from pro skating.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2023, 09:43:09 AM »
Nothing but respect for John. Hope he is prosperous in whatever direction he goes.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2023, 09:56:34 AM »
This is kinda dope to see.. similar to me in the way Heath Kirchart walked away too. The more I learn about John the more I appreciate him and his presence in skateboarding.
Hit a life rough patch recently and I went back and watched the Deep Rest/mental health awareness video he did with DC. Iíve been listening to the album too. Itís not music I would normally gravitate toward, but I think the intention behind it is positively affecting me.

https://jawngardner.bandcamp.com/album/deeprest-the-album

Glad heís making these choices for himself instead of Ďwearing out his welcome.í I wish him nothing but the best.

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Re: John Gardner of DC
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2023, 10:16:46 AM »
He and RyRey were a couple of my faves on Creature. They didnít fit the hesh look and skated EVERYTHING and legit always looked like they were having fun while doing it.

Hope nothing but the best for him with whatever he does next in life.