Posted by:on April 8th, 2009
We’ve posted about this ABC footage before, but the short clip has since been pulled from YouTube. This instance from Google Video is almost a half hour long, and still doesn’t include the other footage. The actual footage is
kind of hard to sit through, but the real gem is the audio track. When you get bored watching it, just leave it running in the background so you can listen to the commentary. It’s interesting to note that most of the “champions” are 12-14 years old. There really isn’t any way to tell from the Google page who uploaded this footage, although there are a lot of Burning Flag Press clips on there from the same user, which would lead me to believe it was either Friedman, or a big fan.
– Thanks to K.C. for the tip.
1965 American Skateboard Championships – Anaheim, California
This program clip is from the 1965 Skateboard Championships in Anaheim California. Skaters include the incredible Torger Johnson (he’s interviewed in this clip, and he should also be noted as a big influence to the original DogTown Z-Boys in the following decade), Wendy Bearer, Skip Frey, Coleen Boyd, (the infamous) Bruce Logan, Laurie Turner, Willie Phillips, Danny Escalante, Bob Mohr, Bruse Ramey, Dave Hilton and Steve Hilton (Yes they are uncle’s of Paris Hilton!) Classic skateboarding and style in this earliest of known clips, and the first ever nationally broadcasted skateboard contest.
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