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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Remembering Skate Boarding

When our boys were growing up they were very much into skateboarding.
"Olly", "backside air" "knarly" were some of the terms we became familiar with.
"ramp", "drop ins",half pipes".
At one stage we had a fairly substantial ramp at the end of our back yard.
It was all consuming for a while.
We survived it and so did they.
On a trip once to visit friends in Victoria at Gisborne they and their friends very quickly built a ramp in the paddock alongside the Gisborne Church of Christ Manse.
Our friend Ray Smith was then the pastor there.
A couple of these images below, taken in the 1980's on slides, are quite iconic I think.
When I get time I'll do a series on here on 1980's skateboarding.

The view from the top of the hill.Skate ramp is middle left.

Christian Hosoi at Prahran ramp Victoria

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