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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 […]

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60 Seconds: Ryan Gallant

07.25.2006 //

60 Seconds with Ryan Gallant Favorite song to play on your drums? I don’t play any specific songs. I just play beats. I’m kinda into the metal, the double bass drum, some rap beats, some jazz. I like it all. Most outrageous thing you saw on the DC tour? I was at a party in […]

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Skate Anatomy: Justin Strubing

07.25.2006 //

Justin Strubing Left side: Broken arm: “Around ’86, I was skating Derby and tried to do a boneless in the snake run. When I landed, I looped out and threw down my left arm to brace my fall. When I looked down at my arm, it was completely snapped and my hand was just dangling. […]

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Skate Anatomy: Jerry Hsu

07.25.2006 //

Jerry Hsu Right side: Hyperextended elbow: “Fell backward and straight-armed it. One of my elbow joints popped out and my forearm was experiencing new angles that I never thought possible. I almost threw up. I yanked it back into place and went to the hospital. I had to get a screw put in to hold […]

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Skate Anatomy: Chris Senn

07.25.2006 //

Chris Senn Right side: Sprained ankle: “So many times, that I stopped counting.” Cut fingers: “I almost cut off two of my fingers when I bailed on a transfer at one of the X Games. One of those pieces of metal on the bottom of the ramp cut clean through my fingers. Some X-Games-staff lady […]

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Skate Anatomy: Andrew Reynolds

07.25.2006 //

Andrew Reynolds Right side: Palm scab: “I’ve been falling on the same spot on it for so many years. There is this one piece of skin on my palm that rips off any time I touch it on the concrete. Eventually, it heals up and then it just rips right off again.” Busted ribs: “When […]

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Don Nguyen

07.24.2006 //

Prior to coming out west, what kind of goals had you set for yourself in skateboarding? I really don’t like setting goals for myself, that’s too much pressure. (I’m) pretty much just trying to stay alive and skate non stop. Between Hollywood, Hellrose, and Pig Wood, you’ve seen more than a few of your board […]

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Skate Anatomy: Erik Ellington

07.24.2006 //

Erik Ellington Left Side Busted knuckles: “Multiple broken knuckles. Playing dice back in the Warner days, I would get so pissed losing money that I would punch the table. Alcohol and gambling are not for me.” Fractured foot: “In ’00 I fractured some little bone in my foot, I guess it was pretty serious. No […]

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Skate Anatomy: Diego Bucchieri

07.24.2006 //

Diego Bucchieri Left Side Broken fingers: “Back home in Argentina, I was going to the beach, I ollied up the same curb that I ollied a thousand times before, but this time I landed in a crack. I put my hands down to break my fall, when I looked at my hand two of my […]

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Skate Anatomy: Elissa Steamer

07.24.2006 //

Elissa Steamer Left Side Broken wrist: “I was doing a 50-50 on a ledge, and I fell with my hand behind my back. It sucked when I did it, too, because we had climbed a fence to skate the ledge so I had to have my friend pull me back over with one hand. That […]

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Skate Anatomy: Ragdoll

07.24.2006 //

Ragdoll Left Side Broken wrist: “I’ve broken my wrists so many times now, it doesn’t even hurt. On one occasion, I was in Vegas—with Weiss and the Digital crew—skating this 15-stair hubba and I was getting wrecked. I hit my head at least two times, rolled my ankle, and broke my wrist. Corey Sheppard, Ronnie […]

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Skate Anatomy: Tosh Townend

07.24.2006 //

Tosh Townend Left Side Busted face: “Lipsliding a 20-stair handrail successfully into a wall! I pretty much pulled it and then I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to roll out to the side and slip out into the street.’ So I jumped off. On the second attempt I stuck it, then my […]