- Dave Vanderspek
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Dave was a street rider at heart. We'd take off from Golden Gate Park
and blaze around San Francisco. He was a guy who was hard to keep up
with. Wall rides on the sides of busses just before they took off and
huge airs off curbs. We rode the Embarcadero a lot - the Mecca
for early street skating - and do a lot of the ledge tricks like blunts
and nose picks. You could say I was tech and he went big.
The stuff we did on the street was a mish-mash of freestyle tricks,
jumping, and skateboard tricks. Most tricks started with "I wonder
if..." or "check this out..." Dave creditted me for inventing blunts
and nose-picks on a bike but not long after he saw the nose-pick, he
was doing doing them on mailboxes. That should have been photographed.
I decided the trick was his.