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Skate Anatomy: Tony Hawk

07.25.2006 //

Tony Hawk CENTER: Teeth knocked out three times “The first time was at Del Mar in the halfpipe. I stuck on a 50-50 and fell forward. I woke up later in the pro shop. Both teeth were broken off—all that was left were tiny nubs. It looked like a bullet went through the middle of […]

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Skate Anatomy: Shiloh Greathouse

07.25.2006 //

Shiloh Greathouse Left Side Crushed Foot When we were young, my friends and I were trying to tip over a solid cement picnic table so we could do boardslides on it. I jumped off it, and it flipped over and smashed down on my foot. Holy Shin! I was bombing a hill in LA called […]

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Skate Anatomy: Corey Duffel

07.25.2006 //

Corey Duffel Left Side Broken Nose and Collarbone A wrestling coach grabbed my board and was trying to get me in trouble. Another coach saw us scuffling and grabbed me from behind. I fell forward to the ground and broke my nose and collarbone. I took them to court, and they settled for a little […]

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Skate Anatomy: Nilton Neves

07.25.2006 //

Nilton Neves Left Side ELBOW: I have this thing where if I hit my elbow, it swells to the size of a baseball. My left elbow is messed up. WRIST: My left wrist is just not the same anymore. I skated for 17 years in Brazil and three years over here. It’s just natural that […]

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Skate Anatomy: Ben Gilley

07.25.2006 //

Ben Gilley Left Side BRUISED TAILBONE AND RIBCAGE: I was ollieing the Meanwhile gap in London and slipped out and went straight to ass. I bruised my ass and my left ribcage. I couldn’t skate for a week after. It hurt every time I’d bend down to ollie. GASHED SHIN: I was skating a quarterpipe […]

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Skate Anatomy: Peter Hewitt

07.25.2006 //

Peter Hewitt Left Side SNAPPED LEG I was 13 the first time I broke my left leg . I was skating a bike ramp, went to do a knee slide and sat on my leg weird. The second time I broke it was on a rock ’n’ roll at Lincoln City on the vert ramp. […]

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Skate Anatomy: Forrest Kirby

07.25.2006 //

Forrest Kirby Left Side Broken Fingers: I was trying a 50-50 transfer into a bank from a mini-ramp. My wheel caught at the edge or something. I Supermanned off my board and landed on my fingers. I jammed all but my thumb into my hand. I looked at my hand and all my fingers were […]

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Skate Anatomy: Chet Childress

07.25.2006 //

Chet Childress Left side Fractured kidney: While visiting Woodward Extreme Boogie Board Camp, I slammed my elbow into my kidney. Next thing I know, I’m pissing blood clots. Spent four or five days at the hospital and wasn’t allowed to leave the camp for a week. Had to break out due to gay-ass Rollerbladers and […]

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Skate Anatomy: Charlie Thomas

07.25.2006 //

Charlie Thomas Left side Dislocated Elbow: There was a sidewalk bump that went over rough blacktop at a Taco Bell in L.A.. I fell trying a frontside 180, and when I put my hand down to brace myself my elbow hyper-extended right out of the socket. When I was getting x-rays, the tech told me […]

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Skate Anatomy: Mark Appleyard

07.25.2006 //

Mark Appleyard Left side Fractured Arm: “I tried to drop in on my butt down a playground slide with one of those whoopity-woos at the end. I launched off the end, landed with my left arm underneath me and fractured it. I was with a girl. I didn’t feel too cool. I was 14 or […]

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Skate Anatomy: Ryan Smith

07.25.2006 //

Ryan Smith Left side Broken collarbone: “I broke this when I was a year and a half old and it just kept breaking throughout my adolescent life, a whopping 12 times on a number of random things that I barely even remember. One time was from skating, but each one was as lame as the […]

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Skate Anatomy: Frank Gerwer

07.25.2006 //

Frank Gerwer Left side Crushed foot: “I was riding down the street on my bike, and this dude made a turn and ran right into me. My left foot got crushed between the crank and the bumper of his car. It just crushed my foot sideways, and bruised the top of it. The guy tried […]