Tag: Atlanta

  • Sandy Chadbourn

    Sandy Chadbourn

    Sandra “Red” Chadbourn was a ripping skateboarder in the 1970s based out of Atlanta. She became sponsored by the best team around called Progressive Skateboards, which was the very first dedicated skate shop in Atlanta, initiated by Mike Maloof. Progressive had its own boards and innovative wheels for the time called the “Excellerator.” Within a…

  • Debbie McAdoo

    Debbie McAdoo

    The “Ramp Ranch” began as a quarter-pipe in 1978 in Debbie McAdoo’s driveway, near Atlanta, Georgia. McAdoo wrote an article about its evolution and demise in the October 1981 issue of Thrasher. The local crew called themselves the Rancheros with McAdoo being the lone “sister” in the group. The ramp expanded over time to 32 feet…