Skater: Bobby Valdez

Location: Ride-On Skatepark
Newark, California

Year: 1978

Issue: Wild World of Skateboarding
September 1978

Photo: Ted Terrebonne

Bobby Valdez was the first skater to
pull off what is now called a hand
plant in a contest. At the time is
was sort of a revolutionary move
that changed skateboarding as we
knew it back in 1978.

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