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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Skateboarding Legends of Tomorrow

The Skateboarding legends of tomorrow: "This is the next generation" Mitchie Brusco
The skate legends of tomorrow have landed

They have between 11 and 15 years old, they have been skating from 5 to 8 years and they beat skaters with 15 or 20 year experience. Their name? Evan Doherty, Tom Schaar, Mitchie Brusco, Jagger Eaton, Jett Eaton... One year ago, nobody knew them, now when they don't land on the podium (or even at the first place) people are wondering what went wrong... It;s true that the roots of transition skateboarding first appeared in Dogtown and on the emptied backyard pools thanks to a terrible drought in Southern California; allowing for the original rebels of skate a place to hideout and hone in on skills they were pioneering.

Eventually, the popular backyard pool trends moved to vert ramps painstakely built from plywood and masonite.

Now, you can find professional events building unique bowls, skate parks, vert ramps and even MegaRamps in order to properly showcase the talent skateboarding has to offer.
However, unlike what we have become accustom to in recent years, today's transition all-stars are not the household names we have grown to know, trust and love – today it is the underage youth that is dominating the sport.

With serious competitors being shuttled to competitions, as they are not old enough to drive themselves, four youths ranging from 11 to 15 have competed and won on a national stage against the very same that have in the past and continue to inspire them.

Watch the video above, filmed at Camp Woodward just before the Dew Tour as it introduces and showcases the skills of this new generation of skateboarders in action and explaining the sport they love.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Tuesday, September 11, 2012 


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