Ozzie Ausband

Steve Alba- Spring Valley Hester I

Steve Alba at Spring Valley - Hester I practice

Salba. Hester I. 1978. He won the first pool contest ever. History. Believe it… There have been many pretenders to the throne but he has the trophy. In the 1970’s, skateboarding was different. You had to have consistency, tricks, lines, flow, style and use of the entire pool. There were guys who rode well and tried to blast, but staying on your skateboard was of paramount importance.  Salba stayed on and lived up to his moniker “La Machine”. Thanks to Jim Goodrich for the image at Spring Valley. Skate- Ozzie

Salba's Spring Valley Hester I - First Place trophy