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Venice Roller Skating New Gallery 2011!

For a while there roller skating had a huge impact on Venice but I didn't take that many pictures. The cone slalom didn't protograph very well. When you stopped the motion you usually lost a big dollop of the spark. (That was the same with a lot of the freestyle skateboard too. When home video came along it took off again). Plus it was a Sunday afternoon scene and so it was almost impossible to avoid shooting into the sun with the pavilion as the background. The disco skate scene drew people from all over the West side but not really the local crowd, and for the same reasons it wasn't particularly suited for still photography.
At first the rollerskaters were not 'embraced' by a lot of local surfers, skaters, and locals in general, but then after a while they realized that skating was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon after the waves got 'blown out'. And it was a more social scene which did not require a lot of technique ( a lot of the surfers were not about to look like fools on a skateboard).
So anyway, I decided to try a roller skate gallery with what I've got, which isn't all that much. I went through all the negatives and scanned anything that was connected to the roller skate scene and copied in a few pix from other galleries too. These are mostly in date order. By the mid eighties there were very few skates to be seen in the oceanfront shots......
00079 58-25  Ramp Nov77.jpg
00079 58-25 Ramp Nov77.jpg
01216 61-28A 11-27-77.jpg
01216 61-28A 11-27-77.jpg
01217 48-12 10-29-77 Skatopia.jpg
01217 48-12 10-29-77 Skatopia.jpg
01217 48-12 10-29-77 Skatopia detail.jpg
01217 48-12 10-29-77 Skatopia detail.jpg
01218 48-13 10-29-77 Skatopia.jpg
01218 48-13 10-29-77 Skatopia.jpg
01219 29-15 7-29-77 Mike.jpg
01219 29-15 7-29-77 Mike.jpg
01220 29-18 7-29-77 Mike.jpg
01220 29-18 7-29-77 Mike.jpg
01221 90-24 4-9-78.jpg
01221 90-24 4-9-78.jpg
01222 128-14A 12-6-78.jpg
01222 128-14A 12-6-78.jpg
01223 128-16A 12-6-78.jpg
01223 128-16A 12-6-78.jpg
00294 scanpix Butch M.jpg
00294 scanpix Butch M.jpg
00035 scanpix 155-29A April 79
00035 scanpix 155-29A April 79
01275 155-33A April 1979
01275 155-33A April 1979
01224 149-34A March 1979.jpg
01224 149-34A March 1979.jpg
00267 90-27 Becky 4-9-78.jpg
00267 90-27 Becky 4-9-78.jpg
00256 93-05 4-25-78.jpg
00256 93-05 4-25-78.jpg
01031 135-15 1-13-79.jpg
01031 135-15 1-13-79.jpg
01027 135-13 1-13-79.jpg
01027 135-13 1-13-79.jpg
01243 115-36 April 1979 David.jpg
01243 115-36 April 1979 David.jpg
01225 166-8A 8-7-79.jpg
01225 166-8A 8-7-79.jpg
01226 166-34A 8-7-79.jpg
01226 166-34A 8-7-79.jpg
01227 167-32 8-7-79.jpg
01227 167-32 8-7-79.jpg
01228 167-19 8-7-79.jpg
01228 167-19 8-7-79.jpg
01229 167-21 8-7-79.jpg
01229 167-21 8-7-79.jpg
01230 167-23 8-7-79.jpg
01230 167-23 8-7-79.jpg
01233 179-39A Greg Bradford 10-7-79.jpg
01233 179-39A Greg Bradford 10-7-79.jpg
00146 202-15A 6-21-80 Kelly.jpg
00146 202-15A 6-21-80 Kelly.jpg
00141 201-40A 6-21-80 .jpg
00141 201-40A 6-21-80 .jpg
01234 202-33 7-6-80.jpg
01234 202-33 7-6-80.jpg
01235 202-33 7-6-80 detail.jpg
01235 202-33 7-6-80 detail.jpg
01236 247-28 11-30-81 Tim.jpg
01236 247-28 11-30-81 Tim.jpg
01238 253-3 2-2-82.jpg
01238 253-3 2-2-82.jpg
01239 253-9 2-2-82.jpg
01239 253-9 2-2-82.jpg
01240 253-7 2-2-82.jpg
01240 253-7 2-2-82.jpg
01241 253-10 2-2-82.jpg
01241 253-10 2-2-82.jpg
01250 255-11 3-4-82.jpg
01250 255-11 3-4-82.jpg
01251 260-34 5-1-82.jpg
01251 260-34 5-1-82.jpg
01252 260-32 5-1-82.jpg
01252 260-32 5-1-82.jpg
01253 260-36 5-1-82.jpg
01253 260-36 5-1-82.jpg
01254 259-26 5-1-82.jpg
01254 259-26 5-1-82.jpg
01255 275-131415 7-24-82.jpg
01255 275-131415 7-24-82.jpg
01256 304-22 4-10-83.jpg
01256 304-22 4-10-83.jpg
01258 326-2 11-7-83.jpg
01258 326-2 11-7-83.jpg
01260 346-27 3-2-84.jpg
01260 346-27 3-2-84.jpg
01261 346-28 3-2-84.jpg
01261 346-28 3-2-84.jpg
01262 346-29 3-2-84.jpg
01262 346-29 3-2-84.jpg
01263 346-30 3-2-84.jpg
01263 346-30 3-2-84.jpg
01264 346-31 3-2-84.jpg
01264 346-31 3-2-84.jpg
00561scanpix  Scott and Stuart.jpg
00561scanpix Scott and Stuart.jpg
01265 352-11 4-10-84.jpg
01265 352-11 4-10-84.jpg
01266 352-12 4-10-84.jpg
01266 352-12 4-10-84.jpg
01267 359-32 5-4-84.jpg
01267 359-32 5-4-84.jpg
01268 359-33 5-4-84.jpg
01268 359-33 5-4-84.jpg
01269 359-29 5-4-84.jpg
01269 359-29 5-4-84.jpg
01270 376-17 6-24-84.jpg
01270 376-17 6-24-84.jpg