Max Schaaf Skater Profile
Sponsors: Real, Fourstar
Hometown: Oakland CA, Stance: Goofy, Age: 41, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 22, 2013 Submit an Update
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With all the death around us lately, death that is taking too many too soon. I want to celebrate the passing of my 92 year old grandma. Yesterday she left us and living a full and long life. This photo and this day is one of my fondest and surreal memories of her. On my round trip ride to Ny chris and ken and I had got a lil sidetracked cause I got a front flat the night before, when we woke we wanted off the terrible toll road we were on, we headed aimlessly west and were in some early morning traffic, it lead us next to a river, and alongside old decrepit brick buildings. Oddly thousands of miles from home it all looked familiar. I was born in Pittsburg Pa. But moved when I was 3 and hadn't visited in a decade. But kid memory is strong, and the closer we got to town the more I realized I was so close to where I was born. Three wrong turns and at least that many bridges shot us into a tunnel, I tried to exit but a semi blocked my freeway escape, bolting towards the next available exit I stopped and pulled over to call my mom and see if I was anywhere near were I was born and my grandma still lived..... As I looked up right in front of me, there stood a massive sign with a huge arrow pointing towards the town of Crafton. My first home, and were I spent tree first days of my life. By this time my mom was on the other end of the phone, she explained, surprisingly that I was a mile from my grandma. She said you gotta see her, I said "no shit" a few brick roads and a few minutes later I see my little old grandma waving to me. Her first words to me "look what the cat dragged in" and that's the last time I saw her. I don't believe in God, but I think there are certain powers that lead to certain moments and tugs was one such moment. Completely cosmic. Rip Grandma. Love you. #divineintervention #dieselmechanicswife #pittsburgpa #life #live
There are days i still feel like a young man, everything lines up. Yesterday eve was one such night. I even made the board flip. There are sessions that we'd rather forget and there are others that feel like the purest love. Thanks to @zlewis__ @brandonlasko @awesome_bill_from_dawsonville2 @willhyams and everyone else skating that wooden dinosaur last night. #oakland #verteley #thankyouskateboarding #4q
Big thanks to @roller_magazine for putting this peckerwood on the cover of their new chopper magazine RIPPER. They've always supported my gig and I've aways tried to do the same in return. @gonz_mtng thanks "brother" and @kennagahara I hope this photo gets to some big wig somewhere and they want to pay$ you the big bucks so you can finish your shovel. #tanksalot #wood #rippermagazine #choppershit #imwearingmylogosonallmyclothes #legomylogo #roller
May 1995. -wood street is not a truck route- or last a big sign said so. Lower bottoms of W.Oakland. This was from a real ad in a thrasher that I had the cover, doing a half cab, but looked like an Ollie to fakie. The ad sarcastically stated that the mixing of pitbulls bad fast skateboards could result in serious bodily injury. People and even cops would stop me to say this was cruelty to animals....really? Cause they love it. Just like today people will try to bring you down for doing what you love. The insecure pass the most judgement, because the live tiny little lives. #real #fake #love this was good time in life. @morfordmedia photo
4Q x DICE magazine special issue #54 or #54Q . I got to help with this issues cover design and write a few words. Even shot a photo riding alongside my Mom.50 limited issues will come with a limited skateboard I designed with Real skateboards. And a limited vinyl LP from the bad MFers...... @jason_atr thanks for the thoughtful intro and @kennagahara for the photos. The word "honored" is thrown around like a killer whale throws a baby seal .... So @dicemagazine thanks so much for the chopportunity???? @realskateboards love you guys and thanks for the hustle on the boards. #4q #dicemagazine #4qconditioning #choppershit #oakland
Australia #crocodiledonedeal trip is over, but all the good times still reeling through my head. The first few days are so long and the last days fly by like minutes. All good people and amazing to be around such talent. @anthonymapstone in all my years at this I've never experienced a better tour guide. #kissass all the cold beer did help. My shoulder was killing me and I wish the rain would have been more kind but summer in Australia is too sweet to complain. @samsklub @fourstarclothing love you guys. Thanks. @corykennedy welcome. Thanks for keeping the energy alive and the phawt beats. Amazing. @themachinefiles thanks for sharing your amazing world with me. #skateordie #skateordont #4star #4q #phawtmenchies
Found this old photo folded up under my desk. One of my favorite Oakland skaters @majorjones510 skeet skirtin a backside Ollie under me doing a backside frontside Indy shooto to fakie. At the old Andy's ramp that became about 10 other ramps. I dunno when this was 7rs ago? Ramps gone now but many good times, and one of the heaviest... Being my friend Curtis Hsiang passing there. Here's to livin, down with the bullshit. #oakland #4q #major #townbusiness #chüüto
Spaghetti western. 2 posts in a week, sorry. This one is for rob from eat dust. Eat pasta. Oakland orange, mixed with San Francisco banana on a Belgium waffle. Time machines are real. Quit your day job. Dogs are better than people. #oakland #4q #whydoyoupostsomuchcrap #4369posts #dontdocumenteverything
Here's to a Happy New Year. May you be around real people that give as much as they take, and you enjoy health and happiness. Keep the passions burning and fight the homogenization and conformity of all things you love. Thanks for the people that inspire and help to support 4Q . #4q #2014 #skateanddestroy #rideachopper #itsnotadrag #brainwashvictim #freedom
Digging through tons of memories and just found the Holly Grail of skate videos. Watched this VHS 100000000 times. Got it fot free from @jimthiebaud cause it was "broke". Operated on it for hours, to make it play. Also found this Kareem Cambell 36.5 mm wheel that I always saved to remember how crazy it all got in the 90's. #theblindvideo #gonz #lilguy #vert #nightskating #love #thebestvideoever
Awesome afternoon. Taught @ishod how to ride a motorcycle with a clutch so he and @jakedonnelly could re shoot the old real add of mark gonz and I from 15+ years ago. Of course they killed it and took it a step further but you'll have to wait and see! @realskateboards and @Jim thiebaud have such a good thing going. So proud to be a part of it since day one. #savages #youtakecareofthosethattookcareofyou #sincedayone #hugemotorcycle
To live and die in Brazil. Riding with these three guys @ara_v @joekingspeedshop @dklaj over the weekend. I have a new respect for anyone that rides in São Paulo... Beyond intense, like if New York City riding was a joint, the São Paulo one was dipped in pcp. We rode 5 hours to get to the mountains... 2 hours were spent on the freeways battling cars and "Moto boys" that ride like complete maniacs. Oh and I was two up on a 70's shovel bagger. Within 5 minutes I got cut off and skidded that pig 20ft missing a car by a hair. The experience was beyond repo man intensity, top5 of life. But who gets an opportunity like this. I'm so thankful. So thanks to them and @edu_mendes for the long distance friendship and all you did. I killed the bagger on the way home, and finished on an Evo chopper that felt as lite and nimble as an sr500. Thanks guys. I'll write a better story and put some photos on my blog. #biglooseengina #badgas #noshowjustride
Happy Birthday Day to a real bro, Dylan @dzwicker the best "road dawg" and friend a guy could have. One of the ones that gives more than he takes and remains real in world of fakes. This photo was taken last year in Wyoming heading into Yellowstone on the way back from @tomfugle efmc 50th party. Unforgettable times. Have the best day dude and thank you for your friendship and being the most talented , humble, original dude. #knucklehead #choppers #skateboarder #4qconditioning #broski
It's always an honor and a blast to be a part of the Brooklyn invitational bike show. Never get enough time to talk to people or soak it all in. Thanks to @johncopelandstudio @keinocycles @jeffreymschad you guys always make it such a welcome experience. @manboywolf @chrismumma @dayzze thanks for getting this old man out on the hateboard. @joekingspeedshop sorry I slapped you. @sebastianrebta2 my shirt was tucked in all day today.
They surprised us and opened the bridge last night at 10pm. We motored the 38 down there and waited in a pack of revving bikes for the cops to open the on ramp. Cover the plate run the toll plaza and onto the new span. Feels like the future. Duty now. Gravel kicking up everywhere. #oakland #baybridge #oneofthefirst #knucklehead
Rip the Oakland side of the bay bridge. Been crossing this bridge since I was 3. Referred to as the "ugly side" so there for long ago I got the ugly side tattooed on my arm. Finished in 1936...Till 2013. The demo crew was hovering like vultures tonight. Little Sara and I rode across there and back twice.... Gassed up and did it again. We were one of the last people to cross it on bikes.. They even had the lights out on the lower deck. Totally surreal. Ill never cross that span again..... Ever. #rip #baybridge #oakland #4Q #uglyside
First thing turn your ringer on for sound. I've never done one of these instabrag video things but years ago I'd put little through the handle bars videos on my blog all the time. See em everywhere now... So thought I'd give it a roll. This is from Saturdays lil 150 mile northern calif coast jaunt. Oakland,Petaluma,Bodega,Pt. Reyes, Bolinas, Oakland. #4q #oakland #You #0originality thanks @dklaj not one problem with bike aside from cops.
Tonight in SF @boxesofdeath4 I painted this thinga ma jig. Battled with a severe case of solvent pop.... So I blew a small amount of #cocaine all over the clear. Painting in wood did not give me wood. Fun experiments with chemicals though. Go and check out @jason_atr and @sicknimich theirs are really c👀l. #smokeacid #cheeseandcrackers #imwearingaberet #purplepain
Found this old photo Cardiel today, ripped out of a skate magazine cause it seemed to be the only image that mattered at the time. Long ago at fort Miley S.F. One of those photos that the more you look the crazier it's gets. Not sure who took it? Tobin? Gabe? Going skating tonight and this photos is making me count down the minutes. #johncardiel a hero and homeboy nothing but love. #allhailcardiel @_breakfree_
The high price of function. If you ever want to test a friendship go through a difficult time and see who sticks through it with you... Lil Sara and her man have been my friends for almost a decade now. First time I saw them they rode into a bike show and I thought "Fuck, how rad, a young couple out together on their choppers" no clue we would become friends. Though it's become so fashionable, Lil Sara just had it years ago... She rides this thing wide open, and has the scars on her chin to prove it. She also caved in my peacock paint job on that slam. Some things are forced and some just happen. #notoninstagram #triumph #leftfootkick #broskis #tobysara
Broski's in the wind. Some people just seem to get it. The Snodgrass brothers are out on a mission from Kentucky and back with some of their moms ashes in tow. Living for each day. Good listeners and and good story tellers. Ivan used the shop a bit and we timed and tuned his bike and did a head gasket. They have Eddie with em as well, who seems to be a real solid individual. These guys and their whole vibe just stoked me out. Safe travels guys.. @oblivioussurroundings @ivansnodgrass @shreddie keep em runnin #assgasorsnodgrass #fgt
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