Ozzie Ausband

David Hackett / Hackett Slash Fest

David Hackett has always been an inspiration to me. When I was living in Pennsylvania as a youth, I would see him in the magazines. He was ripping pools, winning contests and crushing the coping with the best style ever. He was a huge influence to me while growing up. I finally met him and we’ve become friends. He still serves as a great example of what we should all aspire to be. He has courage, honesty, integrity and a positive mental attitude. These things and the undeniable fact that he still rips like crazy, make him a great role model… and a friend. The Hackett Slash Fest will occur Saturday December 10th at Clairmont Skatepark. Make sure you are there!  Thanks to MRZ for the images. Skate- Ozzie