In an update posted on Instagram last night, TORRO! Skateboards announced that Luis Tolentino will be retiring from professional skateboarding to pursue a full-time career off his board. Over the past decade, Tolentino has been a cornerstone of New York skateboarding, and rode for brands including: SHUT, TORRO!, Red Bull, and Famous Stars & Straps to name a few. According to this Jenkem profile video from 2017, Tolentino was slated to represent the Dominican Republic in next year’s Olympic Games. His powerful skateboarding and positive attitude will certainly be missed.
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All of us at #TORRONYC would like take this moment to say farewell to #LuisTolentino. For personal reasons, Luis, has decided to completely step down from professional skateboarding to join the work-force full time. All of us at #TORRO want to take this opportunity to say thank you to Luis Tolentino for all of his contributions to us at #TORROskateboards, and to #Skateboarding over the years. We wish Luis the best on his new path, and in all of his future endeavors. ??? #ThankYou #GoodLuck #Peace #Love #2019HereWeGo #NEWYORKCITY #NYC #NY #NewYork #NYNY #NYSkateboarding #FROMNEWYORKFORNEWYORK #NEWYORKandWORLDWIDE