Vintage Racing: Capitola Classic 1982

Lest you be under the impression that downhill skateboarding has only been a “thing” for a New York minute, here is some archival footage of the qualifying sessions for the 1982 Capitola Classic Skateboard race. Check out those spandex bodysuits, butt fairings, and awesome spread-eagle tucks. It’s also great to see the Thrasher logo sprinkled throughout. How long before they start claiming downhill again?

This is your history, learn it.


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