Ozzie Ausband

Scott Ward

“This kid is a snot-nosed, little pusscake!” This was precisely the thought that popped into my head when I first met Scott at Buster Haltermans house, back in 89’. Buster has a huge vert ramp in his barn and we would all ride there together as often as possible. Scott was a little fuck- face , who skated better than -virtually- everyone else. He acted like he was better than us as well. He & his little buddies made fun of me. I think I wanted to beat on him for an hour. I told him to “Eat a shit sandwich”. Being as I was a walking roll of duct tape, and looked like I walked out of a really terrible ‘Dokken’ or ‘Poison’ video, didn’t help too much. Scott was 16 years old and-already - ‘ruling it’ on vert. I really thought he was a dick. But, then I had the opportunity to get to know Scott….and you want to know something? He was a dick! Eventually, Scott ended up in California & started riding pools with me. His ‘dickness’ remains, but he sure can skate!  Skate long and remember, if someone seems like a dick when you meet them, chances are….they are. Just Kidding. I love Scott- Pool Pals for life-Thank you Zach Petschek, MRZ, Caleb Smith & Peter King for the images.Skate-Ozzie