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How Reynolds Approaches Skating in His 40s

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There’s been plenty of Andrew Reynolds interviews that touch on his secrets to longevity. But the latest with Free may be his most insightful yet. In short, Reynolds doesn’t compare what he’s done in the past to what he’s doing now because each era represents different stages of his life and career. And neither is better or worse than the other.

What’s challenging for me at 43 is just not the same as what was challenging for me at 30, just like how a later Neil Young album is going to be very different from his early stuff, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily worse or better. I really have to look at it as an art form and remember that even the little things – like for example the way my arm moved in a certain clip – might resonate with certain people that like to see me do what I do. And it’s only once I was able to trust that that was true that I was able to be like fuck it, I’m just going to go out and film. And some of the things I’ve been doing have been taking me a lot of time to get them the way I want, but then I see the footage I have for the little part that I’m working on right now and I’m completely happy with it you know, I love it!

Read the entire interview here.

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Santa Cruz Skateboards’ ‘True Grit’ features Tom Asta

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In this latest “True Grit” video by Santa Cruz Skateboards, Tom Asta revealed that he never planned on becoming a pro but just enjoyed skating as a teen. He turned out to be one of the best pro skaters we know today.

He talked about growing up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and also showed his favorite skate spots in his hometown. Town mates Chris Cole and Ian Berry, and other pro skaters spoke about how they met Tom and how they have seen him develop into the skater that he is today.

The “True Grit” video series attempts to get an in-depth look into how skaters came to where they are now by visiting them in their hometowns and interviewing the people around them.

Watch more of Tom Asta in the Santa Cruz Skateboards’ welcome video below.

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Shecks Guests on the Latest ‘The Nine Club’ Episode

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Pro skater Ryan Sheckler talks about growing up in Southern California, starting skateboarding at the tender age of two, his over two decades of career, and his personal struggles in the latest podcast episode of “The Nine Club”.

He also discusses starting his skateboarding company, the Sandlot Times, and the story behind the name.

The Nine Club is a skateboarding podcast started and hosted by professional skateboarder Chris Roberts in 2016. The show is co-hosted by Roger Bagley and Kelly Hart.

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Vans Skateboarding Drops ‘Lizzie’ Video

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Get to know more about Lizzie Armanto through the lens of the persons closest to her in this 35 mm film directed by renowned filmmaker Greg Hunt and presented by Vans Skateboarding.

Lizzie is an X Games gold medalist (Barcelona, 2013) and the first-ever woman to make it to the cover of Transworld Skateboarding in 2016.

She was also the first female skateboarder to do the loop, a 360-degree vertical ramp on which the rider turns completely upside down while maintaining contact between the wheels of the skateboard and the ramp’s surface.

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