"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|