Scott Foss interviewed at the new Fremont skatepark. Doug and Scott discuss why coming back to skating completely transformed Scott’s adult life. The same day as the interview, Scott also landed his first handplant since 1981. And it was all captured on film.
“Back in the Pool” is a story that began with a broken humerus. Doug Conklyn is a skater who started in the 70’s, gave it up as a kid’s hobby, rediscovered it later in life, and then realized how important it really is to him when he broke his arm in a pool. Once he came to terms with what skating meant to him, he looked around at his friends and noticed how strongly skating has united people from all walks of life. But the story is even larger than that. It’s not just about Doug and his friends overcoming hardships and forming a bond through their mutual love of the sport, it’s the story of how human beings need to feel passion, and how finding something to be passionate about can save a person’s life. “Back in the Pool.” Above the Cut presents a film by Whitney Dinneweth. Coming soon.
Marina Del Ray was one of the mythical Skateparks we used to read about in the long defunct Skateboarder magazine.
I recently found this footage online from the opening Day of the MDR skatepark back in 1979
let me know what you think!
Micke and Steve Alba ruled the legendary upland skatepark back in the day. Just the other day whilst searching youtube for something else this rare footage from the Mid 80s of Micke at Upland came up as one of my suggested videos
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
My video, taken 25 yrs ago on a regular weeknight in 1987. If Malba doesn’t make you want to go rip up the gnarliest, kinked, vertical concrete park ever, then give it up and move on to something else.
Long before Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and even Alan Gelfand were on the legendary skate team the Bones Brigade , there was Ray “Bones” Rodriguez. Ray was a ripper even as a little kid – enjoy this footage of him practicing for the legendary Gold Cup skate contest at the Big O skatepark.
The Bones brigade was one of the hottest skate teams of the late 70s Early 80s. Livingstone Skatepark in Scotland was one of the best skateparks in the UK in the 1980s – in fact it is still there today
Check this old school skateboard footage of the Bones Brigade ripping it up in Scotland
I think I first heard about Wallos when the Dogtown crew went to skate it which would probably be around 77-78
Of course it was later made famous in one of the Bones brigade home videos with Lance, Tony, Steve caballero and mike McGill ripping it up.
This footage precedes all of the above and is worth spending a couple of minutes to appreciate how ground breaking these pioneers were- enjoy
Original Film by Art Hottendorf with camera help from Kalani Aweau. Filmed at Wallo’s on the Island of Oahu in 1975 or 1976. Skating are Art Hottendorf & John Jardine. Video production Will Lucas – Surf 64 Productions, Ltd. www.surf64.com