Throughout the 1970s, Ty Page was known as the most innovative skateboarder in the world. Ty Page was a leader in the skateboard world during "the golden era" of skateboarding. He was a true professional with a genuine interest in promoting the sport in a positive manner. He is a member of the Thrasher Skateboard Hall of Fame.
"Mr. Incredible," as he was known, placed first in dozens of major skateboarding competitions and has been the holder of numerous surfing and skateboarding titles. He was known not only as a freestyler, but also as a capable skateracer, bowl rider, pool rider, and as a giant and straight slalom skater.
Ty's multi-faceted, rapid-fire technique and footwork were nothing short of incredible. After trying many times to photograph his footwork, SkateBoarder Magazine was forced to purchase a new $3,000 high-speed camera to catch him on film to publish in the August and September 1977 issues. He appeared on the cover of many national and international magazines and was frequently featured in skateboarding magazines and journals as well as Newsweek and Sports Illustrated.
In 1975, he placed second in the junior men’s freestyle division at the Del Mar Nationals. Ty took first place at the Santa Barbara Skateboard Championships with long nose wheelies, headstands, and 360s. He continued to push limits and went on to win many national competitions.
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|1970||U.S. Surfing Championships||Boys||1st Place: Ty Page|
|April 26-27, 1975 ||1st National Bahne-Cadillac Skateboard Championships||Junior men's freestyle |
1st Place: Steve Piccoilo
2nd Place: Ty Page
3rd Place: Jay Adams
|July 16, 1975 ||Southern California State Championships||Men's 14 to 17 |
1st Place: Kelly Mahon
2nd Place: Ty Page
3rd Place: Stacy Peralta
|September 13, 1975 ||International Skateboard Championships ||15-and-older high-jump||1st Place: Ty Page|
|1975||Santa Barbara Skateboard Championships||Junior men's freestyle |
1st Place: Ty Page
2nd Place: Tony Alva
3rd Place: Stacy Peralta / Mike Weed
|September 4-5, 1977||California Free Former World Professional Skateboard Championships ||Men's freestyle |
1st Place: Bob Mohr
2nd Place: Mike Weed
3rd Place: Ty Page
Ty was always attempting new stunts and going bigger and faster each time. He would make up 4 new tricks per show. He is credited with inventing over 50 new moves. In addition, his own line of skateboards were revolutionary in performance. The Ty Page Professional Skateboards were designed by Ty himself to be different from all other boards. The boards and Ty Page Black Gold wheels were heavily promoted by Blammo Gum and California Free Formers in every major newspaper in the country.
Some of Ty Page's Original Tricks
|Ty Slide ||A spread stance/normal shoulder width stance heel-side 180 in a stand-up position.|
|Ty Hop ||Today called a "pop shove-it."|
|Daffy||Riding two skateboards with a foot on each, one in a nose wheelie and one in a tail wheelie. Tony Hawk's Underground game series calls this a "Yeah Right Manual."|
|Head Spinner ||Today called a "360 headstand".|
|Payhop||Combination of a half-hop and a daffy.|