The Lives Lived section of The Times‘s daily newsletter is reserved for people that have had a profound impact on society. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Keith Hufnagel occupied the space this morning. The article ran over the weekend, and does a nice job encapsulating Huf’s life for a broader audience.
Mr. Hufnagel came of age as a skateboarder during the 1980s in New York City, where skateboarders formed a gritty subculture that used the urban environment as a playground. In 1992 he moved to California and became a professional, riding for companies like Real Skateboards, Thunder Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.
He was notable for his “pop,” the seemingly effortless way he leapt onto and over tall obstacles, and for his fluid lines through intimidating terrain, even while dodging traffic or speeding down a steep hill. He toured the world as a professional, and he appeared in indelible skateboarding videos in the middle to late 1990s and the early 2000s.
Read the entire piece here.