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Scott Foss / Back in the Day

Scott Foss Upland Combi

Scott Foss

“I’ve never seen this shot before. I’ve only seen the later version that was in SkateBoarder Magazine.  I had never skated Upland before and we had arrived late Friday night.  I only had the Saturday morning practice sessions to get ready for a contest in the biggest, most intimidating pool I’d ever seen. I’m pretty certain this would have been shot Saturday morning during one of my first and only practice runs. From the sun angle it’s obviously early and I’m sure from the standard frontside air that it was Saturday … I had changed to double-grab by the finals on Sunday.  During the prelims on Saturday (sometime not long after this shot) I had spontaneously decided to try a double-grab during my run in the contest, not a great competition strategy but that’s the way I’ve always skated and always will … just fuckin charge. I’d never done them before but luckily I pulled it because I was not going to bail … I thought I could fly so I did. Peace” - Scott Foss 
Thank you to Scott Foss for the words and memories. Our book BACK IN THE DAY will be in the warehouse in early December. I’ll be posting information as I get it from GINGKO PRESS. Thank you to William Sharp for the image. Skate - Ozzie