Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Omar Hassan #3.

Formula One.

Omar was the hot am who was better than the pros back in the very late 1980s and early 1990s. He earned a board with his name on it from Blockhead at the age of 16 and then spent several years without a pro model at the Acme/Formula One camp. Omar switched to the Black Label in the late 1990s and is still on the team. He has been riding for Independent Trucks since the mid 1990s.

Jerry Hsu is on Chocolate. Didn't see that coming. They even got Gino for a cameo in the welcome to the team clip. Sorry, nobody is riding a skateboard in any of it.

I watched my tape of Birdhouse's Untitled on Monday night. The video is from later in 1993 and not 1992 as is listed on some websites. It was the third Birdhouse video. Feasters came out in April of 1992 and Ravers was released at the end of the year. By today's standards that's a pretty impressive three videos that still have relevant parts in a year and a half. Anyway, there was mention of Tony Hawk's street skills earlier in the week. The Birdman was throwing done some quality street moves. He wasn't messing around with the more tech stuff and stuck mainly to classic tricks, sometimes in full pads on janky plywood ramps.

The Matix mini ramp session looks like loads of fun. It's cool seeing the pros in a more casual setting.

Transworld - February 1992 Volume 10 Number 2


Anonymous said...

this is what makes your blog stand out. the weird obscure stuff and the bits of related info. keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

chuck rich said...

that used to be one of my favorite spots to skate

stephen said...

man, omar has been ripping for ever. definitely on the list of pros with longevity while remaining relavant.