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Elisabeth “Eli” Meyers R.I.P.

(June 28, 1963 – Nov. 2, 2021) excerpt from Womxn Skate History by Natalie Porter Elisabeth “Eli” Meyers (RIP) was from Schoten, a town in Antwerp, Belgium and is considered the country’s first ripping female skater. Meyers was introduced to skateboarding by her brother and friends, and she consistently skateboarded into her fifties. “In those days, there

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Doug "Pineapple" Saladino - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino

Find Doug on Social Media Douglas Keith Saladino was born of Filipino and Japanese heritage and raised in San Diego, California. He started skating in third grade on a homemade board his dad made him. When Cadillac Wheels came out in 1973, Doug began surf skating curbs and getting tubed under overhanging bushes. By the

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Jeff Phillips - Boneless on the Clown Ramp. Photo by Mofo

Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is widely recognized as one of the most powerful vertical skateboarders of the 1980s. More beast than man, he relentlessly shook the ramp, pounded the coping and launched way above it with the utmost force. Starting out buttboarding in Dallas, Texas at age 10 on a 4” x 10” Shark skateboard with steel

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