Ozzie Ausband of the Blue Tile Obsession blog provides us with a solid interview with Omar Hassan, offering up a little bit of then and now in the world of bowl riding, and all right before the 8th annual Pro-tec Pool Party. Also check out this quality video of Hassan doing what he does.
Read a part from the interview or the entire thing, HERE.
“… the Marseille contests were almost like a “get together and skate” type of thing. There was money on the line, beer, food and everyone really amped it up. Thrasher and Jake Phelps were involved as was Heineken. Needless to say, it went off! It started a whole trend for bowl riding. Riders respected each other and had fun. There was less pressure because there were no rules at Marseille. The format was loose. When you limit the riders to four or five runs, that’s only four or five lines. In actuality, it limits the level of skating because there are like fifty lines that could be done!”