|Louie Barletta Barletta keeps things fun and in perspective because he's always seen his skateboarding success as fleeting.|
Louie Barletta is an American original. Youthful, optimistic and sincere in the way he skates, Barletta is never contrived and always on-key to open doors of hidden mini ramps. The past decade in skateboarding has been marked by a seriousness and a weight of intensity that Barletta served as the perfect antidote to. The light hearted way that Barletta approaches skating is a breath of fresh air to remind us why we started in the first place: because it's supposed to be fun. But Barletta and his skating that we've come to appreciate today had already been in the skate game long before he really broke out; in fact, before he "made it," skateboarding almost lost Louie Barletta entirely to the world of academia.