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2022 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Tom Groholski

Tom Groholski – 2022

Bernie O’Dowd – This is the magazine that change my life. My friend John and I saw this Thrasher with some dude on it, has a ramp in New Jersey not far from us, and he wrote a letter of Thrasher and they printed it and Tom’s dad saw it and looked us up in

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Bobby Piercy - 2021 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Bobby Piercy – 2021

One of the biggest names in slalom racing in the 1970s, Bobby Piercy pioneered the ultra quick parallel stance, which helped him wiggle at light speed through a tighter course of cones than everyone else. Just as adept at barging bowls and long jumping over Playboy Bunnies, Bobby rocked both print and film media with

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Chris Strople - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Chris Strople – 2020

Find Chris on Social Media Chris Strople is widely recognized as one of the primary vert skateboarders of the late 1970s, inventing such basic moves as the alley-oop, and rock ’n’ roll boardslide. Chris was also among the first to pioneer bionic aerials. Born on February 5, 1960, in Pasadena, California, Chris started skating in

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George Orton – 2020

Find George on social Media George Orton was one of the most bio vert skaters of the late 1970s. Born in Long Beach, California, George was a hyperactive kid with ADHD who was always involved in school sports. At age seven, he discovered surfing and skateboarding on a Black Knight with clay wheels. Around 1974,

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John "Tex" Gibson - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

John “Tex” Gibson – 2020

Find John on Social Media Texas pros like Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips and John “Tex” Gibson were famous throughout the 1980s for their powerful skating, hard partying and friendly personalities. Born in 1964 in Houston, John Gibson grew up in nearby Pasadena, where he started skating in 1975. Not long after, a horrible park called

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Ray “Bones” Rodriguez - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ray “Bones” Rodriguez – 2019

Follow Ray on Instagram Sponsored by Powell Corporation in early 1978 before George Powell joined forces with Stacy Peralta to forge Powell-Peralta, Ray “Bones” Rodriguez was by default the very first member of the legendary Bones Brigade. (In fact, it was Ray’s idea to round off the edges of the distinctive white wheels from which

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Jeff Phillips - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Jeff Phillips – 2019

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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