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IOWASK8ER

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Living in Iowa was about making ramps. thats all we had guys...



This is a shot of what you see heading down that ramp above those crazy Iowa skater's at the Hog Ramp...





if you look in the back ground you can see how bacon is made. lol



this ramp area had many face-lifts in its time.. wow just look at all that work and time that when into those ramps



BLUE PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE LOL




Iowask8er with the hang losse hand stickin out..lol



Hog ramp house photo of the front yard half pipe.we also added 4 more feet of vert to the ramp.



The Des Moines Flying aces skateboard and bmx trick team at the KGGO FM95 raft bash demo 1982 killer ramp it had a nice platform drop-in on the right side and you could sky frontside airs on the left side or do rock and rolls the ones where you could go all the way over..as seen in the last photo of iowask8er 1982 taken a night time keg/demo we did.

Well hope you guys like looking at my Iowa skate history kind of my way of being in the mags with out the cover..hahaha. enjoy







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thats cool how the ramps evolved from really crappy to very decent. heres the ramp me and the shralpster built:


after the summer it will be 4 feet wider, with one 2 foot side and one 4 foot extension, steel coping on the long 2 foot side and pool coping on the small 2 foot and 4 foot extension.
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Is that ramp for finger boards?
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Here is our contraption in about 1976-77...
Didn't get plans off the internet.
Thats me launching into nowhere.

Long hair acted as helmet.

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1976/77 1/4 pipe at bottom of driveway, friends father built it. Thats me Hobie park rider lazers and yoyo's we used put the exstention and ride up to that window sill wish i had a pick of that still. found this one during the move

the yellow skateboarder mag t-shirt snifff

tube sox's on those pics guys

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Well .. since we are posting pics of our janky old ramps. :-) Here are a few of mine from 1980. This was a two piece ramp that we would setup in any parking lot we could find. The reason it was in two pieces was so that it would fit in the back of my van. A '66 Ford "Falcon. We would lean it up againest the van for support. *laugh*



This is me hitting a "wheeler".



My bro, Adam Graham .. he was a rager!



Tommy Harwell negotiates the cracks! *laugh*

Yea.. it was rude . and crude and very badly built..but we didn't care. We had fun and skated it till it fell apart. LOTS of skaters/kids rode this thing back in the day.


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Another one to laugh at:

around 1976
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This Ramp was Awesome 1979 check the transition its was nice & smooth... this photo is of Will Worthington


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The first ramp I ever rode was a single piece of plywood we kept in the weeds behind the local geocery and drug store. We'd lean the wood against 18 milkcrates right in front of the drug store. The concrete was smooooooth.. The stores never really bugged us too much either.

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nice pics
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Dug these up recently.

The first picture was on a ramp that I built in front of our house in Richland Washington in 1979. My dad funded it because we had just moved from San Jose and Winchester Skatepark to the frozen tundra of Eastern Washington.

It was an eight ft quarter pipe 6 ft transition 2 ft vert.
We used to drag it down the driveway and drag it back up when we were through.

The second piture is a smaller ramp we built after they closed down the local park in Richland about 1981 or 82.


I wish I had more pictures from back in the day. I had one in 1979 that was taken but never could find it. It was during a contest at the local park and the top 5 made it on the travel team to travel around the northwest. We had two events. The first event was the "ditch skate". Our park had a ditch banked slalom run. Next to it we had erected a quarter pipe that was much like the first ramp above. About two day before the contest I learned how to bust bionic backside airs off this thing. So during the contest I used this as my start. I hit that ramp with the most speed I had ever tried before and hit the lip perfect and busted, I was told, 4 feet off the top. I can still feel it today, it was as if I was floating and landed perfect and proceeded to kill the ditch. I did make the top 5 so I traveled that summer. But my point is there was a local news crew filming and the newspaper was taking pictures but I never saw either one.
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enjoy iowa style!!!
1st one rock and slide,
2nd one killer FS tail silde,
3rd FS Bert
4th FS hawaii style behind the knees,
5th FS kiwi slide from the top mickey alba deck.




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had some time over the winter with nothing to do so i build a 1/2 pipe






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Sweet fotos.....here's a few from the photo album of Jeff Ellers..



we ending up making 2 1/4 ramp out of the 1/2 pipe the trany's where way 2 quick..lol like alot of the poorly made parks of today..
iowa sportin' the TA hat (note the Lapper) '78


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i'm proud to say i helped oldskooler create his masterpiece
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