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Frank's 35-stair rail (mini interview)

So I was lucky enough to get a chance to ask Frankie Hill a while ago about his epic ender (maybe the first in a skate video?) in "Ban This" back in '88 and this is what he had to say about how it went down; ODG: You've probably been asked this a million times but what happened with the rail at the end of Ban This? How many times did you try it? Ever make it? Frankie Hill I slid off the end on my best attempt.Ii tried it probably 15 times 35 stairs with rails got going pretty fast , should of tried the thirty on the other side , I was a little greedy lol ODG: Damn...that's rad. I grew up in SB so I remember when Ban This came out I was floored. Knew half the spots. Made such a huge impact on me and probably one of the things that made keep skating. Frankie Hill Thanks,  I remember the first time I went to that rail it was the trade show. I wanted to tape it and Powell said no they wanted to film the trade show so the team manager went with me to watch

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Welcome to ODG. This will be a Blog about skateboarding mostly, with some art stuff or videos thrown in from time to time. I've been skating for over 20 years and just thought it would be cool to share some of my experiences. Here's one of my all time favorites, Jeremy Wray's Check Out, written by then team-mate Jason Dill. Hope you enjoy this Blog, please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, feedback, hate, etc. Cheers.