SOTW 5-5-08: Eric Dressen in 1977

SOTW: Eric Dressen in 77

This week’s Shot of the Week comes from the archives of our own Mark Conahan:

We were at a permission pool in Montebello, California. I drove. Eric (Dressen) used to hang out with us before he was discovered by Tony Alva.

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  1. Livmo on May 6, 2008 - Reply

    Weirdo-rama… I was just lurking Mark’s archives. Specifically this post;

  2. Yep, same pool. I think I skated it maybe two or three times. Eric was about six years old at the time.

  3. solboy on May 7, 2008 - Reply

    great shot…! 6 years old and grinding with great style (and a smile) on a flat plank Logan!!? yeah!!!

    I had one of those with powerflex 5s… not the easiest deck to climb walls with for sure!!

  4. Wow. That’s seriously impressive that MC has that in is photofolio…

  5. poo poo magoo hoo on May 7, 2008 - Reply

    6 years old?! rad, how tall was the pool?

  6. I remember it seeming big at the time but that was thirty-plus years ago. Eight maybe? Here’s another shot of me about to hang up you can see how much vert there was. Different fence on the other side of the yard, same board, knee pads and shoes though.


  7. The old volleyball soft knee pads. Useless. Awesome!

  8. colin walsh rules on May 8, 2008 - Reply

    the wall in the backround even looks skate-able.

  9. JAKEANDANNOY on May 8, 2008 - Reply

    Epic, Conahan. I couldn’t hang with that even on a modern set-up. Is that a pack of smokes up your left sleeve or a shoulder pad?

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