Frontside Layback

I’ve been going through my old skateboarding photo archives, and I’m finding that some shots already look very dated. I’m old school! The youth of today needs to see that life isn’t all about nollie heelflips and switch half-cab varials. Notice the Santa Cruz and G&S stickers, as well as the Lance Mountain deck – classic!


This is a photo of Matt Gollnick busting out a frontside layback on the 12′ monster metal vert ramp in Kokomo, Indiana circa 1990. I’m hoping this ramp still exists, but my better judgment tells me that it did not survive the vert vacancy of the 1990s. If it is gone, the fastest, widest, most well built ramp in Central Indiana will certainly be missed.

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.

1 comment

  1. That ramp is gone I’m not a skater but they did build a new skate park and it has some speacial loop I guess it’s a concrete like I sai dI’m not a skater so I’ve never been to the skate park but I just thought I’d let you know

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