Here is a great photo from 1987 during the Vision Pro Skate Escape. The contest was the second large scale skateboard event at this level. The contest featured the talent of skaters such as Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Christian Hosoi, Mark "Gator" Rogowski, Lance Mountain, Tony Magnusson, Chrisw Miller, Lester Kasai, Ken Park and many more!
This contest featured a vert ramp with a spine attached which at that point wasn't something you would see at all. Another great added bonus to all the fans attending the UCI Bren Events Center was a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers right there on the ramp.
The photo below is a shot during the Vision Skate Escape with Christian Hosoi, Brad Dorfman (owner and President of Vision), and musician Jackson Brown.