Pipeline Reunion – Badlands Bash in Upland, California

Words could not describe the amazing skating that went down at Upland Skatepark celebrating the Hoffman Family and the 35th anniversary of the Pipeline with their “Badlands Bash. Dave Duncan was on the mic, but Salba was running the show.

Skaters included legends: Salba, Malba, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Steve Caballero, Eddie Elguera, Christian Hosoi, Sergie Ventura,  and Jay Adams. Lots of up and coming sons of Badlanders including Frankie Fernandez, Kevin Burke and Tristan Rennie held it down and insured the Badlands are in good hands for generations to come.

words + photos: Sean Manning

On this day, Lord Salba was king.

Bones Brigadier and trophy maker Lance Mountain

Sergie Ventura. Method air.

Tony Hawk with a McTwist.

Mike McGill, not a McTwist but a big frontside air out of the pipe and into the bowl

Caballero, styling through the joint.

Charlie Blair. Frontside 50-50. If you watch the video, he does it later to fakie, followed by a slew of gnarly tricks!

Tristan Rennie. 5-0 grind.

Badlands local. Photo: Sean Manning

Kevin Burke, releasing his inner hawk, spreading his wings on a standup 5-0.

Jim Gray barging the full pipe.

Hurt Life. Badlanders Frank and Lowden holding it down.

Lance Mountain made the coolest trophy ever, celebrating the Hoffmans' contribution!

Video ‘courtesy of’ Josh Henderson/Peecock/Fresno Pools:

Duane Peters, Mickey and Steve Alba skating Upland in 1981: