Aside from making it into the Thrasher Hall of Fame, Russ also set a Guinness World record for longest handstand on a skateboard (2 minutes) and another for the most 360s.
In 1976, Nancy Katin initiated the annual Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge, at the north side of the Huntington Beach pier, a team event where amateur surfers competed alongside the pros. Surf legends such as Kelly Slater, Shaun Tomson, Greg Mungall and more competed and won the Katin Pro/Am contest.
The photo above shows Stacy shredding an empty pool, one of many they skated throughout Venice and beyond, in his Katin cords.
Katin still proudly crafts quality, durability and good looks since 1954.
For this week's Katin throwback, we want to share a little slice of history. The original Katin surf trunk design patterns from the late 1950s, which are still used to construct our surf trunks today.
Walter Katin designed these original patterns himself, and we continue to pay homage to the Katin legacy through our high-quality and durable surf trunks.
Today, Sato Hughes, the Katin seamstress since 1961, still uses these original patterns to custom make trunks for folks as well.