Dogtown and Z- Boy legend Bob Biniak (pictured right in one our of favorite Craig Stecyk photos) died on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at approximately 12:51 PM after suffering a massive heart attack on Sunday, February 21, 2010. He was 51 years old.
In an email sent to friends and family by his wife Charlene quoted on Glen E. Friedman’s blog said, “Bobby loves Life and lived more in his short life than many us of can ever imagine to do,” she said.
Friedman remembered Biniak as a “Bad Ass Mother Fucker” in his post.
Back in DogTown’s heyday Biniak was known as one of the toughest, hardest skating dudes out there. Few could match his skills skating the infamous pipes out in Arizona or on the vertical flat wall of Mt. Baldy. In pool skating he was a clear innovator as witnessed by my lens, and Craig Stecyk’s even earlier when he was interviewed in SkateBoarder magazine’s first ever “Pool Riding Symposium.” . . . In my personal experience he was far and away the toughest guy on the original Zephyr skateboard team.. . . Bob waited for no one and was the ruler of every situation I ever saw him in.
Biniak leaves behind his wife Charlene and baby daughter Brie and an innumerable skateboarders whose lives were changed by Bob’s pioneering skating. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
[Link: Idealist Propaganda]