What was the 80’s like for extreme sports compared to today?
I remember when bmx freestyle riding became popular and every kid in my town wanted to have pegs on his bike and be the first to bunnyhop the curb.
Then there were the punk surfers at the beach who would rather make fun of people in the water than catch a knarly tube and shred.
The worse though had to be some of the hair styles and clothes that skateboarders wore in the mid 80s. Half shirts and knee high socks were the uniform then. Lots of kids were trying to ollie high enough to say they saw daylight between themselves and the ground. Then you saw every commerical on tv jumping on skateboard craze. No wonder skaters later began to wear baggy clothes and rebel against everything lawful and commercial. At least that’s how I remember it when I lived though it.
Bob Dole runs for president and then later campaigns for Viagra.
Charges of conspiracy against the US come out from The Iran-Contra Affair.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop says smoking addictions of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
Gleaming the Cube and Rad are released in movie theaters!
Matt Hoffman rips is up on the quarter pipes in 1987
Some cheezy surfing video with some funny surf slang
If you were Rad enough to live through the 80’s as a kid, comment below and share some of the things you remember about those time. Damn I can’t believe how we all thought that we were the coolest.