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Friday, May 11, 2012

Skateboarding Hall Of Fame 2012 Ceremony

Glen Friedman and Black Flag 

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Skateboarding Hall Of Fame 2012 Ceremony

On May 10th, 2012 The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) along with hundreds from the skate community inducted four skateboarders, one representing skateboarding from each decade from the 1960s to the 1990s, into the new Skateboarding Hall of Fame . The official inaugural celebration was held at the DoubleTree hotel, just in front of the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA.

The 2012 inductees were Danny Bearer, Jay Adams, Mark Gonzales, Peggy Oki, John Humphrey, Frank Nasworthy, Glen E. Friedman and Black Flag.
The inductees

Danny Bearer was an original member of the Hobie team and the Men's Winner of the National championships in Santa Monica, December 1964.

As an original Z-Boy, Jay is considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Stacy Peralta has called Jay, "the world's greatest natural skater."

Pioneering street skating in the late 80's and early 90's, the Gonz cemented the foundation of what we know today as modern skateboarding.

Honing her ability in the famous L.A. schoolyards of the 70's, Peggy earned her spot as the only
female Z-Boy on the hugely influential Zephyr Team.

John Humphrey became the first licensee of a skateboard patent after going into business with
Albert C. Boyden to produce the Humco Surfer in 1963.

With the introduction of the polyurethane wheel to skateboarding through Cadillac Wheels in 1972, Frank Nasworthy paved the way for the second great boom of skateboarding in the 1970’s.

One of the most important photographers of his generation, Glen E. Friedman was first published in SkateBoarder magazine in 1976 at the age of 14.Black Flag gave voice to an
anti-authoritarian, non-conformist message that deeply resonated with and inspired kateboarders in the late 1970’s and early 1980's.

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