Gabe Crane honed his skills with the S.F.P.D. posse back at Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the early 90s. He made a name for himself in the classic Kingpin flick Sexual Chocolate, but earning the closing section in Kingpin’s Brown Trout the following year with his futuristic switch riding truly made him a star.

His time in the pro spotlight was brief, however. A debilitating accident on a Tahoe gap landed Gabe back in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California earlier than anyone ever expected.

What his career lacked in longevity, Gabe made up for twofold with god-given style and technical precision. My ol’ friend Whitey took this photo, and it’s one of my all-time favorites.-Dresser