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NSA AM Regionals 1988
In 1988, the NSA (National Skateboarding Association) held their Amateur Regionals for the East (NE and SE) at Underground Skatepark in Huntsville, Alabama. It was an amazing contest featuring some of the best skaters I had ever seen...many who went on to become great pro skaters and are still skating today!
Prelims
The day before finals were the practice and preliminary. However, the bad weather moved in by the afternoon and closed the park down. Lots of amazing skating was thrown down...practice is always better than the actual contest. Sean Miller ripped in practice but hurt himself and did not make it to the finals.
Brian Boyd frontside smith grinds
Brian Boyd frontside smith grinds
Sean Miller attempts a McTwist
Sean Miller attempts a McTwist
Buster Halterman with a big boned frontside air
Buster Halterman with a big boned frontside air
Brian Boyd floats a backside air
Brian Boyd floats a backside air
Sean Miller boosts a huge footplant
Sean Miller boosts a huge footplant
Unknown tries a McTwist after Miller's attempts
Unknown tries a McTwist after Miller's attempts
Halterman tucks a nice backside Indy air
Halterman tucks a nice backside Indy air
Unkown inverts as the storm approaches
Unkown inverts as the storm approaches
Unknown with a huge lien air
Unknown with a huge lien air
Brian Boyd with a huge Madonna
Brian Boyd with a huge Madonna
Finals
Finals brought out the big tricks. A lot of people held back in practices so they didn't let the competition know what they had up their sleeves. For me (Solomon), it was the first time I had ever seen lots of the tricks done that day. Buster Halterman and Brian "Kentucky" Boyd stood out the most in my mind. They just plain ripped more than I had ever seen in my life.
Unknown frontside air over channel
Unknown frontside air over channel
Buster Halterman gets inverted
Buster Halterman gets inverted
Brian Boyd feebles to fakie
Brian Boyd feebles to fakie
Unknown lien-to-tail over the channel
Unknown lien-to-tail over the channel
Unknown with an invert
Unknown with an invert
Brian Boyd throws out the first Madollie(no-handed Madonna) I had seen besides Hawk
Brian Boyd throws out the first Madollie(no-handed Madonna) I had seen besides Hawk
Mike Morrison with a huge stalefish
Mike Morrison with a huge stalefish
Unknown with a nice blunt
Unknown with a nice blunt
Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd
Halterman inverts in front of Boyd
Halterman inverts in front of Boyd
Unknown with a nice lien-to-tail
Unknown with a nice lien-to-tail
Big Air Contest
After the main contest was over, they held a big air contest.....winners for both frontside and backside highest air. Bill Hubbard friggin soared!!! ......and he is not a small guy!
Buster Halterman warms up with a small backside
Buster Halterman warms up with a small backside
Buster Halterman with a HUGE straight-leg fside air
Buster Halterman with a HUGE straight-leg fside air
Bill Hubbard soars high
Bill Hubbard soars high
Brian Boyd stalefish frontside
Brian Boyd stalefish frontside
Unknown with second highest air
Unknown with second highest air