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1989 Slides
The following pics were taken from slides that were part of Solomon's 1989 photography class project. (*anyone know how to transfer slides in a better way?!?!)
Eric Wren's Ramp (aka. The Dog Sh*t Ramp)
Eric Wren was a kid near Erwin High School that had a fun little 3-4 ft. high mini-ramp in his backyard. The problem was that it was right next to the pen where they kept their many dogs...hence the smell that gave it the name "Dog Sh*t Ramp". The ramp was heavily sessioned by Hunter Oden and Buck Hoskins...for some reason, they loved that place.
Rob coming in while Derrick Akes, Little Jon, Hunter, ???, Buck and Souza look on
Rob coming in while Derrick Akes, Little Jon, Hunter, ???, Buck and Souza look on
Buck backside smiths while Derrick, Little Jon and Rob watch
Buck backside smiths while Derrick, Little Jon and Rob watch
Hunter pops a frontside disaster
Hunter pops a frontside disaster
Chris Souza's Ramp
This was the construction of the first spine ramp in Birmingham. I am not sure how it came to be or who had the idea, but Souza's parents let us build this huge ramp in their backyard. It was about 5 1/2 ft high and 24 ft wide with an 8 ft spine section. Souza's parents even bought a real Coke machine and put it on the deck! Some great sessions there while Competition Skates' Rampage skate park was being built.
Souza's Ramp
Souza's Ramp
Little Jon and Ryan point out something of no interest
Little Jon and Ryan point out something of no interest
Ryan supervises
Ryan supervises
Byron leads the crew
Byron leads the crew
Underground Skatepark
We made many trips to Underground after the Moat and Brickyard were gone and before we had Rampage. These slides were taken during one such visit....probably skipped school to go. (haha)
Byron drops in on the vert ramp
Byron drops in on the vert ramp
Rob frontside airs the channel
Rob frontside airs the channel
Tylor with his always styled frontside rock n' rolls
Tylor with his always styled frontside rock n' rolls
Byron frontside grind with a nose grab
Byron frontside grind with a nose grab
Rob pops a fakie ollie
Rob pops a fakie ollie
Byron airs the channel
Byron airs the channel
Byron on the fun ramp
Byron on the fun ramp
Tylor styles an air on the fiberglass layered 6ft mini-ramp
Tylor styles an air on the fiberglass layered 6ft mini-ramp
Tommy floats a big backside air on an Underground deck
Tommy floats a big backside air on an Underground deck
Little Jon airs on the vert ramp
Little Jon airs on the vert ramp
Byron drops in on the fun ramp
Byron drops in on the fun ramp
Jason Thrasher frontside axle on the fun ramp as Little Jon watches
Jason Thrasher frontside axle on the fun ramp as Little Jon watches
View of the fun ramp (Little Jon and Ryan on roll-in)
View of the fun ramp (Little Jon and Ryan on roll-in)
Another view of the fun ramp (Little Jon and Rob at top)
Another view of the fun ramp (Little Jon and Rob at top)
Tommy finger flips to tail
Tommy finger flips to tail
Little Jon with a disaster
Little Jon with a disaster
Air over the channel at dusk
Air over the channel at dusk