Friday at Surf Expo January 2005 Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Friday at Surf Expo January 2005

Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2005 by Rob

Friday at Surf Expo January 2005
Words and Photos by Rob Meronek

I have so many photos of Chris Haslam that he probably thinks I'm a flaming stalker or something. That dude is amazing. On the manual pad he was doing kickflip hang ten nose manuals and switch heels to backwards one footed switch manuals. And just when you're sitting there thinking of how rare it is to see tricks you've never seen or thought of yet, Chris shows you some more on the mini ramp. He was doing frontside flips to front rock on the vertical part of the mini ramp extension and fakie rocks to kickflip out.

Today (Saturday) is going to be a damn good session. Friday was just practice. Saturday is the Pro Contest and Sunday is the Am Contest.

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