Words by Mackenzie Eisenhour
Top 10 Carlsbad Hammers
After losing Hubba Hideout last year, another of skateboarding’s most hallowed proving grounds—the legendary Carlsbad High School grass gap, built March 5, 1957—has now also tasted the bulldozer’s blade. The following are our picks for its 10 biggest hammers ever. RIP.
01. Kris Markovich: Kickflip (’93)
After Jeremy Klein notched the first ollie on video in Birdhouse’s Feasters (’92), and Markovich countered with a backside 180 in Union’s Right to Skate (’92), Kris opened the floodgates with his landmark kickflip on our January ’94 cover.