The Wallenberg Four

In anticipation of Thrasher’s “Back to the Berg” contest (5/30/09), let’s reminisce the history of the huge San Francisco 4-stair.

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Back in 1991, Mark Gonzales ollied Wallenberg in Blind’s Video Days. That’s 18 years ago for all you math wizards. The stairs became a staple in skate videos throughout the early-mid 90s, with most people opting to skate the set sideways and use the stairs as ledges.

Since then, a lot of big names have landed their signature tricks down it. Andrew Reynolds frontside flipped and backside flipped it, and Chris Cole 360 flipped it. In 2004, Thrasher held a contest called “High Noon at the Big Four” where lots of hammers went down, including Reynolds’ frontside flip.

Here’s a list of notable tricks done down Wallenberg:

  • Mark Gonzales – ollie (1991)
  • Diego Bucchieri – backside 180 ollie (1998)
  • Danny Gonzalez – kickflip melon (1999)
  • Frank Gerwer – kickflip (2002)
  • Tony Manfre – switch ollie (2002)
  • Tony Manfre – switch frontside 180 (2003)
  • Steve Nesser – pop shove-it (2004)
  • Darrell Stanton – switch backside 180 ollie (2004)
  • Andrew Reynolds – frontside 180 kickflip (2004)
  • Lindsey Robertson – heelflip (2004)
  • Chris Cole – 360 Flip (2005)
  • Jeremy Reeves – pop shove-it melon (2007)
  • Andrew Reynolds – backside 180 kickflip (2007
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Wallenberg map and info
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Which tricks do you want to see go down the Wallenberg four?

I AGREE I WANT HERMAN OR MALTO TO HARDFLIP IT AND MIKE MO TO SWITCHFLIP AND SWITCH HEEL IT THAT WOULD BE HELLA CRAZY!!!!!

Tory, lets see the nollie flip!

In case you haven’t been following along Phelps has been doing little couch interviews on Thrashers site about the contest. Today they had Cardiel on… check it

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