Salman Agah Skater Profile

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Hometown: Los Angeles CA, Stance: ?, Age: , Status: Pro

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12/11/2014

This sequence was taken around 1990/91 when doing tricks off of the front of a #skateboard was brand new & photographers still shot with film. It was customary for me to pick @lukeogden up at Caltrain in downtown San Jose. First thing we'd do is stop by a liquor store so Luke could get a six pack of coke. I'd get smokes (Marlboro Reds) or cloves. We could buy a single clove cigarette for a dime at Star Liquors or a pack of smokes for about a buck. By the time we'd get to the first spot all the cokes would be drained. I drove a metallic chocolate brown slammed/lowered 1981 Toyota Carolla at the time that my dad bought brand new after we moved to California from Washington D.C. I got it as a hand me down for my 16th birthday. I used to blast Bad Brains, Metallica, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Ministry, Screeching Weasel, Drunk Injuns & much more through the pieced together stereo to get amped on the way to shred. The process of photographing skateboards tricks was much different around this time. Many of the tricks were being documented as the tricks were being done for the first time, for example this sequence. No one was at this curb besides Luke and me. It's directly across from Star Liquor at Lynardys Grocery store. I was obsessed with nollie tricks after seeing @oscarputdowntheknife Natas nollie up a bench at brown benches a spot just around the corner from Embarcadero in SF. Seeing that moment when Natas hopped up that bench sparked my imagination & I proceeded to try every variation of a nollie trick that I could imagine. It also helped that the noses of boards evolved from being a couple inches up to seven inches by the time 1992 rolled around. At this time I was also really inspired by Mark Gonzales hence the fro, stripped Izod shirt and corduroys. Nollie backside 180 to Fakie 50/50 to Fakie shot by Luke while pulling it for the first time. Thanks for pulling this one up @koolmoeleo βœŒοΈβ€οΈπŸ•πŸ»πŸ™ #throwbackthursday #tbt #sittingatthevetwaitingforbiscuittogetherteethcleaned

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