Retro Falling for Three RFH Guys & a Skateboard

Triple threat RFH guys’ skate in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Back by popular demand … A reprise of this fall day of skateboarding in the 1970s for some pandemic cheer.

You’ve seen them before … this crew of daring, not so diabolical RFH guys who had a little skateboarding club. Call these views the triple threats.

These threesomes and others met once a week, so we’re reminded, and they skated through the fall and around many falls. These guys were known to do all sorts of acrobatics on the board. You could say they fell for one another in the fall. Something like that. They did handstands, squats, jumps and all that other fancy stuff that now has names. One thing they didn’t have was ramps. No. These guys only had driveways and the neighborhood streets — hilly streets, if you can imagine that.

Three RFH guys clinging to the buddy system skate in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Ponder this: Teens and even little kids back in those 1960s and 70s used to play in the street with regular frequency — like every night until the dinner bell rang or the street lights went on.

Well, these RFH guys were never kicked to the curb. They hit the streets with finesse instead and, yes, some antics.

In these Retro Pic(s) of the (George) Day, it was all about the skating threesome. Three guys. Their boards. You’ve seen a couple of shots of some of these skateboarding regulars. Recognize anyone else here?

Think they could do this now? Hmmmm. Guys?

Thanks ever so much to the fabulous George Day for grabbing this glimpse back in time with his trusty camera!

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management