Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Patti McGee first lady in skate

“Skateboardings rich culture has been built around iconic heroes that have helped to take skateboarding to another level of progression, inspiration and fun,” said John Bernards IASC executive director. “IASC recognizes the importance of honoring the pros that made skateboarding what it is today- without those icons and legends the tricks skateboarders are doing today would not exist. This year’s inductees represent the best, most progressive skateboarding from 1960 to 2010 and we congratulate each of them on their accomplishments.”

Patti was the world first Women's skateboard champion back in 1965 (below) which happens to be the year the first ever skate boarding film "Skater Dater" is released and the year before VANS founders Jim and Paul Van Doren build a shoe factory in Anaheim- back in the days when stunts like this handstand were popular in skate comps.

45 years on later she gets inducted to the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and Skatelab Skateboarding Hall Of Fame. She's the first lady to make the list.
Hopefully it wont be long before we see more names cropping into there from the girls camp.
Like Peggy Oki, Vanessa Torres (first female to appear in a skate video game), Jessie van Roechoudt (from Getting nowhere faster) or even last years 540 mctwist wonder kid Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.

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