Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"Occasional visitor Lester Kasai proceeding to slap a titanic air into the square pool's corner pocket."
I made it onto Crailtap yesterday by sending in the scan of this photo with Ty Evans in the background. The Girl/Lakai videographer is sadly located under Lester's butt in the photo. I'm not even going to try to make a joke about that.
Grant Brittain's picture was from one of the last sessions at the Pipeline in Upland, California. The article it was used with was about the closing of the park. The Pipeline was open from the 1977 until 1988. I remember seeing the pics in the mags and it looked super burly. There wasn't a lot of concrete around in the late 80s with the focus being more on street and wooden ramps, which made the place stand out even more. Guys like Chris Miller and Steve Alba were some of the locals/regulars. Every Miller photo from there is beyond amazing.
The small photo by O is of Gerry Hurtado carving the banked slalom run.
Transworld - April 1989 Volume 7 Number 2