Throwback Thursday…legends of Vancouver edition. Wee Ming Wong hits the halfpipe at Nelson Park in Vancouver in 1979.
Local skateboarder Wee Ming Wong skating the half pipe in Nelson Park in '79. This was made into a poster by PD at Skull Skates. A b&w version of this picture was in 1979 issue of Skateboarder. #vancity #halfpipe #1979 #KnowYourRoots @skull_skates @vancouver_skateboard_coalition photo cred: Jim Goodrich
They uploaded some scanned pages of the 1979 Skateboarder Magazine article on skating in Canada.
Their 1980 debut 7-inch is considered an early example of skate punk. Their style would also grow to incorporate some elements of funk-metal which we’d later hear on future red Hot Chili Pepper records. Neat.