Ladies.

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It’s going to be rad!

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Ellen Berryman- Long Beach 1977

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Oceanside contest Womens Winners 1978

Vans Combi Contest. This one is for the ladies. Last night Ray & I drove over to Vans & watched the practice runs. Carabeth & Mimi had ridden earlier & were posted up by the deck. Lizzie, Leah, Julie & a whole pack of other girls were ripping the Combi pool into little easily digested pieces! I looked over at Josh Peacock & raised an eyebrow. "Damn! These girls are killing it." Josh answered, "Yeah, I could dress up like a girl & still get beat!" We laughed & laughed. The ladies were charging hard & I am looking forward to covering the entire thing today. There have always been female skaters in contests. In the 1970s Patty Hoffman, Vicky Vickers, Ellen ONeal, Ellen Berryman, Laura Thornhill, Robin Logan,Leilani Kiyabu & others, consistently represented women skaters the world over. These days, there are female vert skaters that have lifted the bar to an entirely different level. I am anxious to see what will occur today. I will keep you posted. Thanks to Jim Goodrich for the images. Skate & respect the ladies- Ozzie