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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 […]

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Skate Anatomy: Mike Maldonado

07.25.2006 //

Mike Maldonado Left side Broken hand: “I was skating Bam’s mini-ramp back in the day, trying backside disaster reverts. I was seeing how fast I could do ’em, and just ended up leaving my board on the platform. My body just twisted. The board didn’t even move. I went straight to the flat bottom on […]

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Skate Anatomy: Chad Muska

07.25.2006 //

Chad Muska Left side Bashed knee: “I was on this Circa tour in Switzerland and I was trying to bluntslide this ledge. I slipped out and did a flying-Jimmy-Superfly-Snuka to my knee. That shit swelled up pretty bad and took me out for a while.” Broken wrist, three times: “I can’t even remember how I […]

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Garret Hill

07.25.2006 //

Words and photos: Shigeo Your first photo in Skateboarder was for an article about kids in home school. How old were you? I was, like, 15 or 16 at the time. How did they label you? Everybody got labeled typical categories like “Most Likely to Succeed.” I didn’t have black hair back then; I had […]

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Skate Anatomy: John Rattray

07.25.2006 //

John Rattray Left side Grand ankle: “Tried a grind in Spain. Hurt my ankle. Ripped it to bits. Did some physical therapy in Scotland, now it’s much better. Thanks, Scottish-physical-therapy ladies.” Butchered hip: “Tried hopping carelessly up onto a 10-inch-high bench in London. Hung up, tumbled forward, thought nothing of it. Later that evening, some […]

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Skate Anatomy: Ethan Fowler

07.25.2006 //

Ethan Fowler Left side Bottle smashed on head: “Seventy-five stitches as a result of one full bottle of beer being decimated upon my head and ear. I was in Santa Cruz at a party. Cardiel did a backflip down some stairs and landed on a coffee table and broke a lamp or something, so we […]

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Skate Anatomy: Gino Iannucci

07.25.2006 //

Gino Iannucci Left side Dislocated wrist: “Skating a pyramid at a skatepark, trying a nollie backside 180—when I landed I just stopped and flew. The park had a pavement floor and it was kind of rough—when I put my wrist down, it snapped. I broke a bone and dislocated it. I had to get a […]

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Skate Anatomy: Rob Welsh

07.25.2006 //

Rob Welsh Left side: Punctured kneecap: “Remember ollie bolts? When you were little and couldn’t ollie good, so you have the bolts protruding out the top of your board so they catch your sneaker? The board popped up and jabbed into my knee. It was actually dangling there like a coat hanger. I still have […]