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Backside ollie indy, 1997. Photo: SKIN

On the origin of the street skating:

While we waited for the Del Mar skatepark to open, we would sit in the parking lot and try to mimic what you did on vert. Generically and out of necessity it just happened. In Vista, the skatepark closed in 1980. There was no park. You had to go to Del Mar and that was a long bus ride. Out of necessity we skated what we could. We skated ditches and street and put a curb on top. We pretended it was the coping and the keyhole.