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Gabriel Rodriguez RIP

Of all the memories from my stint at @powellperalta, circa 1989-1991, those that remain the most intact relate to my experiences with the “LA Boys,” aka @gabrielrodriguez_sk8 @rudyjohnson @guymariano and Paolo Diaz. When they first arrived on the amateur team scene, I often skate chauffeured them back and forth from Santa Barbara and LA, letting them crash at my apartment […]

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2022 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco

It is almost impossible to cover the complete legacy of Steve Rocco. No one would have known that when Steve, the oldest of six siblings in Hermosa Beach, received his first skateboard at age eleven it would begin a story molded in success, risk, and controversy. First gaining recognition as an excellent freestyle skater, Rocco

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Natas Kaupas - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Natas Kaupas

Find Natas on Social Media Born in 1969 and raised in south Santa Monica, California, Natas, Kaupas along with Mark Gonzales, repurposed Rodney Mullen’s flatground Ollie and outright invented modern street skating. Ollies, kickflips, wall rides, handrails, and, of course, fire hydrants— all became realities through the critical years of 1984 through ’89 thanks to Natas. Originally

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Eric Koston

Find Eric on Social Media As one traces the evolution of modern street skating from its earliest foundation to the unbelievable heights to which it has risen, Eric Koston has served as a constant innovator each step of the way. Since turning pro in 1992, Eric Koston has remained unfadeable in a cut-throat contest capacity

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