Friday, August 13, 2010

Casa Noble Introduces The Legendary Skater: SAL BARBIER

Sal Barbier was an original member of H-Street team known as the "Louisiana Swamp Rat" and a innovator in street skating. The inventor of the Sal Flip and a founding member of one of skateboarding greatest teams, Plan B, and the Sal 23 sneaker by Sole Tech's Etnies footwear remains on of the most popular skateboarding sneakers ever sold. 

Sal was later tapped to help launch the Es' brand of Sole tech, where he repeated his performance as one of the innovators in both street skating and footwear design.

His companies, "23" and "Aesthetics" were highly influential in the early 2000's and he helped many young skaters come up amongst the ranks including, hard-charger Anthony Van England, and one of the smoothest skaters  in the business, Kevin Taylor. 
The clothing brand he helped launch, "Elwood" is still regarded as the fist brand to change the direction of skate clothing from loud and large to simple, classic style.

Salvadore Lucas Brbier, is a pioneer not only in his physical prowess as a black skateboarder, but as a forerunner of ideas and and an entrepreneurial  with the vision to help direct skateboarding.

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