As Mike Daily wrote in "Kevin Jones: The Man. The Interview." published in Aggro Rag Freestyle Mag! Plywood Hoods Zines '84-'89: The Complete Collection (Stovepiper Books Media, 2013): Skyway rushed to sponsor Kevin Jones after his second place finish in 19 & Over Expert at Round 3 of the AFA Masters series held May 2, 1987, in Austin, Texas.
Kevin pulled stall lawnmower to backwards peg picker into trolley (his head tube-straddling, no-handed scuff); and uptight wheelie (his upside down backwards wheelie while turning the cranks by hand) into straddle. Kevin also premiered standing room only (his standing-upright backwards infinity roll); elephant glide (his sitting-on-the-crossbar while letting-the-back-end-of-the-bike-swing-around foot-drag scuff); and then--after he had run out of time, unfortunately--locomotive (his backyard-like progression of his tag sanity hops). Kev actually coasted the locomotive without scuffing (locomotive glide) then pulled it off. Lew reported in the September '87 issue of FREESTYLIN' Magazine: "Kevin Jones got the crowd louder during his run than anyone else the whole weekend, including the pros. Every trick he did looked impossible yet was wired. He had a style so fresh it's gonna take even the best guys a few months to catch up. He did one of those runs that left every man, woman, and child in the arena stunned. He got second place." Haro's Rick Moliterno--ever the man to beat in 19 & Over Expert--got first. Kevin later told Spike Jonze for FREESTYLIN' (August '89): "I would have been satisfied if I'd have made the top ten, and then I got second. I didn't know why there was all the controversy about it...[Rick] beating me. I was just glad to get second, plus I got sponsored. That's all I really wanted to do anyways was get sponsored. I never really cared about getting first." Exclusive video footage from the Dellavalle/Raybo Tapes.