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Neil Blender Upland Pipeline 1984

Neil Blender - Upland Pipeline - 1984

Neil Blender stretches into this mighty Andrecht handplant in the heat of the competition at the Pipeline Skateparks renowned and unforgiving Combi Pool. Photographed in Upland, California in 1984 with Kodak Ektachrome film. This listing is for an original classic action photograph printed on Epson

Salba. Hester I. 1978. He won the first pool contest ever. History. Believe it… There have been many pretenders to the throne but he has the trophy. In the 1970′s, skateboarding was different. You had to have consistency, tricks, lines, flow, style and use of the entire pool. There were guys who rode well and tried to blast, but staying on your skateboard was of paramount importance. Salba stayed on and lived up to his moniker “La Machine”.

Salba. Hester I. 1978. He won the first pool contest ever. History. Believe it… There have been many pretenders to the throne but he has the trophy. In the 1970′s, skateboarding was different. You had to have consistency, tricks, lines, flow, style and use of the entire pool. There were guys who rode well and tried to blast, but staying on your skateboard was of paramount importance. Salba stayed on and lived up to his moniker “La Machine”.