Backside Ollie with a Tweak of Melon

Ian Davis; 1989.
Amazing height on a flat ground ollie grab.

Ollie Ollie

These shots were taken at a small contest behind a strip mall…how 80s. What I like is how Ian was able to pop and compress his ollies so well – look at that melony tweakage in the second shot! Even by today’s standards, that’s massive for flatground.

Also note some of the street apparatus. A quick-transition vert quarter, and a wedge pressed against a Ryder truck. You won’t see that on an X-games street course these days.

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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