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Midwest Melee

07.26.2006 //

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Question Authority: Tommy Sandoval

07.26.2006 //

Question Authority Tommy Sandoval Tommy, I think you’re gnarly. I read about how you’re from Chula Vista. Man, I drove through there once on my way to TJ. That place is harsh. I mean it’s pretty craze up here in Long Beach too but seriously What did you have to skate growing up there? What’s […]

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Skate Anatomy: Tim O’Connor

07.26.2006 //

Skate Anatomy Tim O’Connor LEFT SIDE Broken Wrist and AIDS Scare Launched my shoe off in the air like Simon Woodstock while attempting a back lip at the Brooklyn Banks handrail. Landed in a position that wasn’t too comfortable and broke a bone in my wrist and dislocated it. Plus, the ground at the bottom […]

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Dumbass meets Badass

07.26.2006 //

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Wild In The Parks

07.26.2006 //

The Am’s go wild in Denver, eat hot dogs and get a session at Woodward. For more Click Here

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Skate Anatomy: Danny Way

07.25.2006 //

Danny Way CENTER: • Fractured C1 and C2 vertebrae in neck, bruised brain stem and spinal cord. “I landed on my head after diving off my surfboard. My nerves went berserk from bruising my brain stem because it caused neurological damage; I couldn’t control my hands sometimes, and I had a ringing in my head […]

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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. […]