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Skate Anatomy: Bobby Puleo

07.24.2006 //

Bobby Puleo Left Side Broken ring and pinky fingers: “Skating a backyard miniramp, trying to stalefish grab over a channel, somehow I managed to land on the flat with my bodyweight crushing the non-grabbing hand, resulting in my two fingers pointing in the opposite direction. I remember the doctor shot me with Novocain between the […]

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Skate Anatomy: Kerry Getz

07.24.2006 //

Kerry Getz Left Side Sprained ankle: “I’ve twisted it probably over 30 times.” Pulled groin: “At a contest, I bailed a trick and one foot stayed on the board and the other didn’t; it made me do the splits and pulled my groin muscle.” Bruised heel: “I’ve been favoring my left ankle ever since I […]

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Skate Anatomy: Brian Sumner

07.24.2006 //

Brian Sumner Left Side Numerous folded ankles: “I folded my left ankle learning frontside flips; my board would land primo and my ankle would just fold.” Swellbows and hippers: “In Liverpool, the floor is really rough and there are just a bunch of big stairs and gaps—so I pretty much just grew up jumping off […]

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Skate Anatomy: Dan Drehobl

07.24.2006 //

Dan Drehobl Left Side Deep vein thrombosis: “I got a blood clot in my left leg after the knee surgery for my blown ACL. I was in bed for two weeks and I went to see the doctor. He was like ‘Walk on your leg.’ I couldn’t walk on it at all. He was like, […]

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Skate Anatomy: Patrick Melcher

07.24.2006 //

Patrick Melcher Left Side Broken elbow: “I was crooked grinding this 11-stair handrail and landed primo, dove forward and my weight focused my elbow backward. It was gross, looking down and seeing my hand screwed on upside down. Luckily, it only took two months to recover.” Exploded left testicle: “While launching over a platform at […]

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Skate Anatomy: Dustin Dollin

07.24.2006 //

Dustin Dollin Left Side P.D. carved in arm: “I should have gotten stitches because I cut it way too deep. It’s pretty big and it’s upside down. I went through it a couple too many times because I was drunk. It was so deep that it didn’t bleed. I think everyone did it that night. […]

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Skate Anatomy: Anthony Van Engelen

07.24.2006 //

Anthony Van Engelen Left Side Fractured kneecap: “I was trying to halfcab noseslide the Wilshire rail and I got too close to the rail on the roll-up. I ended up hitting my knee at the top of the rail and then had to jump down 10 stairs. I slit my knee open and fractured the […]

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Skate Anatomy: Kristian Svitak

07.24.2006 //

Kristian Svitak Left Side Roadrash: “I was riding my bike super fast down the street. I had just gotten handle brakes and I didn’t really know how to use them. I ended up slamming down the front brakes and just went flying over the handlebars. I lost the whole left side of my body.” Knocked […]

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Skate Anatomy: Ed Templeton

07.24.2006 //

Ed Templeton Left Side Inner thigh sacks: “I can’t recall the amount of times I have sacked the inner thigh area. I always get the most heinous bruises. When I broke my neck, it was a dangling sack that propelled me to my head. That one was such a deep shade of purple.” Shinners: “In […]

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Skate Anatomy: Bob Burnquist

07.24.2006 //

Bob Burnquist Left Side Broken ribs: “This one happened while I was trying to go for the biggest railslide of my life. The board stuck and I hugged the rail. It broke two ribs of mine and I have to say it’s the worst injury to have. No breathing, laughing, coughing for a little while.” […]

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Skate Anatomy: Scott Bourne

07.24.2006 //

Scott Bourne Left Side Broken hand: “A long time ago there used to be a trick called the ‘ho-ho plant.’ It was some silly maneuver that didn’t involve rolling on your wheels. It goes like this…invert your body in a handstand position and walk around on your hands with your board placed on your feet. […]

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Skate Anatomy: Skateboarding

07.24.2006 //

Skateboarding Left side Shot self in foot: “I wasn’t too smart back in the day. All my friends used to tag and break shit at the spots we skated. Sometimes we’d break windows at the high school on weekends or even steal kids’ boards. All that shit ended up coming back at me, because after […]