Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back In The Day ...

I spent about one hour at Santa Monica Beach at its concrete skate park looking for a good action shot. Instead this skater caught my eye as he took on the undulaying, swimming pool-like surface. The kid reminded me of me - from about four decades ago - when I was among the few minority skateboarders in Los Angeles. My first board - unlike the state-of-the-art skateboards of today - was made of a thin sliver of wood with tiny steel wheels. Then I ungraded to a Sears model made of fiberglass with hard rubber wheels. Who knew back then, that skateboarding would become the multi-million dollar industry it is today.

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