Max Schaaf Skater Profile
Sponsors: Real, Fourstar
Hometown: Oakland CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 42, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 22, 2013 Submit an Update
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Definitely not my first tailslide, but definitely the first time on a BBQ with a pig grilling on it. Couple weeks back in Pismo at the #vertjungle. Great times skating with my friends and getting to see @downsouthinhell skate in person is always unreal. Thanks to @realskateboards and @fourstarclothing for your love throughout all these years. #4q #bbq 📷carbral
My little -BRO-. After 6 months of rest he's almost ready to be back on the road. Like a true bro he decided to drop a valve seat in the driveway and not on the bridge or in the middle of nowhere. Thanks to Hannans machine shop in Hayward for the machine work on the heads and seat repair. They also have #bf7giveaways knuckle top end. #coolstorybro #4q #underengineering
Congratulations to my Mom aka Ramona from The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Her club just got voted best small nightclub in SF. For over 20yrs I've watched her pour heart and soul into her club, she's booked almost every single band that ever stood on stage. She'd never tell me because she's too humble, but I got this text. "Hey max I can't meet you for lunch today, I partied a little too much last night, we were awarded best small music venue" At 65yrs young I can't think of anyone that inspires me more. #bottomofthehill #gomom #livemusic
Jake phelps and I. Nuts to butts. 1993. I was a Mexican landscaper by day and a honky skateboarder the rest of the time. My moms place, west Oakland. 50ft ceilings, parachute above the kitchen to keep the dust off the dishes, 6000sq feet for $800 a month. My room to the left. #honky #WSO #pinestmob #4q @morfordmedia or @originalbk photo?
Happy Birthday to my Pisces brother @jason_atr. Some people seem to change with the wind and some own who they are. Jason has always been the later of those two. An amazing father and a humble soul along with a top notch sense of humor..... It's really hard not to like him. Thanks for always being a good friend and brother. Wishing the best. #4qatr #skateboarder #chopperkook
Sunday morning slumming around. With @humphriesphoto and @rachelcubed Portland Oregon. Stopped by the -one Moto show- found it Friday, lost Saturday, Sunday morning at Mary's. Thanks to @forgash_unofficial for all the hospitality. @dzwicker and @mediocre_mon for the party and good times. #csectionscars #4q #pain #shiftdenied @potlickers cheers
Happy Birthday Jim Thiebaud. Almost 30yrs ago I went to a demo at oakland tech, as I walked up the first thing I saw was you doing a Ho-Ho in skull pants with a doo-rag on. How could I not become a fan. This photo is from about that time, I got this photo of you in a box of Curtis's belongings after he died(cutis: pictured far left of deck in suspenders). Thanks for being a mentor and an inspiration. Sessions at your ramp, and those drives home from vans are beautiful memories.... So many beers and a few tears. You're a solid friend to me and so many others, not to mention an amazing father and husband. Thanks Jim, you got a drive like no one I know, and I can't think of anyone that cares more about skateboarding than you. Im so fortunate to have been a part of Real since day one, and so glad my mom said it was ok for me to ride for Real that day you and TG asked me. Haha. Have the best day. Love you man. #thankyoujimt #littlejimmyrancid @jimthiebaud
You can win the Knucklehead but I need the dog. For $25 bucks this thing could be taken home from born free 7. My dog and I will start the build soon, then when finished I will ride it to the show, and if it's your lucky day you can take it home. It will be yours..... For less than a good steak dinner. Complete running chopper built around a 1946 knuckle motor. It's pretty forking crazy. It trips me out just typing this. So go to the born free site and buy some tickets and win this thing. If you're still reading this Thank you. Thanks to born free for making this happen. Check it out @bornfreeshow #bf7giveaways #4q #25dollarchopper
Last week was a good skate week, because this week I can still skate. My buddy @brianfick spontaneously shot the lein air at one of last weeks sessions. We've been having some fun ones. Days in the shop, evenings at the ramp.... And at night I drive around looking for that swimming pool from the movie cocoon filled with the alien pods and it's fountain of youth waters. #cocoon #4q @realskateboards @fourstarclothing
15 years ago today I watched this completely original and passionate man die. It's very rare that a day goes by that I don't think of his influence on me and the inspiration he brought to so many of us. He continues to be a person I completely look up to and when the real world is shit I talk to him in the ghost world. Sometimes the amazing ones just get snatched up first, but they leave us with so much. Thanks for all the fire and your unique outlook on life. #curtishsiang 100% @originalbk 📷
Started the day with keith haring at the deyoung. Lots of inspiration. Was lucky enough as a kid to get a stack of haring posters from my Dad.... I haphazardly used them all for school book covers. Hard to believe the amount of work he left behind for someone that died at 32. #smilingfaces #snakewithashake #keithharing
I've watched my friend @kennagahara live from hand to mouth for several years now, working odd jobs and shooting photos. His photos are not only constantly improving but also remain to have feeling. This is a photo he took of my now sold blue knuckle. Think it captures it very well, out in the wild, no flair, no bikinis, no studio. Thanks to ken, gonz and Kota from @roller_magazine for the spread and for the inspiration..... And the red comb it's beautiful. #4q #tardsale #oneup #onedown
Somewhere around 03, and the first time I had a digital camera to cheaply document bike stuff. Lil Charlie my neighbor, and Onio and Clem's cousin hopped on top of my first shovel. This bike took me years to build, I was so in the dark, but so eager to learn. I still have this roller, and still like it's look but things snowballed after this and I ended up putting the drive train into the VL bike with the hourglass handle bars. I haven't seen Charlie since then, strange to think he's a full grown man now. #whydoyouusesomanyhashtags #69 #acidflashback #4q #vespa #import #ussr
Lost a piece of gold this morning. Class,style, and charm. Ray always treated me like a brother. Always providing a hug followed up by smiles and goodtimes. "Anything you need man" He opened his shop and home to me every visit to Brooklyn. One year I almost missed the whole show due to the fact that I was having so much fun hanging out in front of Ray's listening to him hold court. This photo is of Ray telling me how to leave Ny when we ken and chris and I were headed home to Oakland. I'm in shock over his death, my eyes are filled with tears. I'll miss you so much man. To all his close friends and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. #riprayabeyta
THRASHERS..... Picked up this vintage porcelain sign today, was at one time neon and double sided. It's about 20ft tall all put together. Thanks so much @eiland_hogan for the heads up, that was really cool of you. The guy said he found it in a dumpster down at the hunters point shipyard and it was left behind from when thrasher magazine had the foundry there. Of course it predates the mag, but someone at some point wanted it from the mag. It's back in the family @thrashermagazine. #4q #thrasher
The day Drew Barrymore shook my hand longer than everyone else's. AKA, she probably wanted to bone. Of course that's how I remember it, but I'm sure it's bullshit. @fourstarclothing rented out the legendary pink motel pool for us to skate, which was a childhood dream after seeing it in the 80's powell videos. Embarrassingly enough though, @_breakfree_ and @antihero_wakebladez and I had already skated shortly before when we got hired to skate it for a Mandy Moore video called candy. Haha. Life's a trip. #namedropper #pinkmotel #4q #lessselfiesthanyou
The moon is huge tonight, and it turns out some people are totally alright. Mark and Jeny came by today to drop off this amazing mirror that he made. It deserves to be on an art gallery wall, but fortunately I get to proudly hang it in my house. Super inspired by this and feel very lucky to own such a cool piece. Thanks mark. #danke #abalone #schnitzel #4q #lifeisfragile
I'm happy to announce that I get to build this years born-free giveaway bike. After many nights of leg wrestling with mike and grant we've decided the bike will be a 1946 Harley- Davidson knucklehead chopper. The premise being I ride the bike there, and the winner of the raffle rides it home. The bike will be a balance of parts I've wanted use for years and parts that will be made to fit the feel of the bike. A nice solid rider. I'll keep you posted on the build as this project moves forward. Thanks to everyone involved with this decision, this is a unique way to be involved with building a bike for BF7. #bf7 #4qconditioning #giveaway #rideithome
Happy Halloween. Flash back 15yrs ago? To when I was manager of the local Winchell's doughnuts. @jimthiebaud had a party at his ramp that night, Karma Tsosheff and I got into a physical fight. The next day I went back to the ramp to skate and my buddy said, "where were you last night some fat dude showed up to the party in Velcro shoes, skated pretty good, then got in a fight with Karma." Needless to say I felt like I won Halloween. #fupa #powerstance #4q
Feels like a really good day to be alive. Rode to the top of the hill, leaning left around cool oak tree shadowed corners, straightening out into the warm sun on my face. The world and time moves so fast, but on the bike it's seems to almost stand still underneath. It's a nice change and such a calm place to think. When I stopped at the top of the hill, the recent death of skater Matt Reason slammed into my thoughts, I thought about the first person to ever mention Matt to me, it was my friend Ruben Orkin. (Rip) He was so stoked on matts skating and that in a time of microscopic skateboard wheels Matt rode big spitfires. Think most of all he was he saw an individual. It made me smile, and I pictured them skating together wherever they are, healthy and happy. I've been a little emotional the last few days since the rumble in ramona... I forgot how much respect skaters can have for each other, and it was such an awakening. I could describe it as the real meaning of love and feel confident in that description. I used to be a shy kid that people would walk all over, and then I stood up for myself and how I feel things should be and got labeled as a dick. So I guess this is a Thank you to anyone that just let me be me. I'm so happy to be alive and be able to still be so inspired by the world and people. There's the other side of things, but why focus on that. #life #4q
Shafted. This weekend I went to one of the few skate "contests" I go to. The Rumble in Ramona, because it's not a contest. Man, I had so much fun. Toddlers do 540's, real grown men convince themselves they never walked away and still got it.... And we all laugh and talk shit and believe in Peter Pan and pray peter Hewitt will skate more than he will. Grosso holds court and Naverette holds it down. I trucked my gang of young norcal rejects down, who according to this list got a accumulative 6th place. I felt like the coach of the bad news bears, beer in hand cheering for my boys. And about that list.... I don't deserve jack, but I'm flattered. Lincon, plg,dk,sleepy turtle aka little feather, zach miller, your all on there. Thanks to all that came near and far to skate or just attend. @navs5000 @lanced and jake thanks for working so hard. The best of times. #resurrectioninramona #rumbleinramona #4q #vertreynolds @brandonlasko @awesome_bill_from_dawsonville2 @zlewis__ @griffindorkus
An old photo my friend @morfordmedia took years ago came across it and thought of this Richard Brautigan poem: Adrenalin Mother, with your dress of comets and shoes of swift bird wings, thank you for touching, understanding and loving my life. Without you, I am dead. #richardbrautigan #hippieshit #dvrrun #havefun
The anatomy of a bitchen weekend. @hannadawn and @3gknuck tied it up, and showed us all a lot of love. Thanks again to Ryan's dad who showed us honkys can dance. @oblivioussurroundings and @niinhellhound galloped my 69 for 69 and managed to scare the air out of the back tire, only to pull it off. The @jason_atr family inspired as usual. Lil Paul puked on my black panther to prove domination then took it for a spin. Chase, Britney, and Turk, yuy guys are always welcome here. Dominoes and bacon. Oly and Jerry Jeff walker. It's about the company you keep. Thanks. #meetthegrossmans #obama #georgebush #zima
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