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Nancy Pham Schickman on New Mom FOMO; It be like that sometimes

Nancy Pham Schickman was a skater before she became a mom, and admits to some FOMO watching her friends’ progress because for her, skating, or at least gnarly skating, has taken a backseat. “Those days of hucking myself down a set of stairs are on hold until my son is a bit older – or at least until I’m done breastfeeding.” For now, she tries to incorporate skating into as many of her baby’s activities as possible and is happy just to get to push around for half an hour for fun and selfcare.

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Cece is Cooking U.P. Radness in Michigan

From bombing hills on her board or climbing up the side of them, Cece is always outdoors doing something. Her and her wife love to explore and be adventurous. Nature is their oyster. Rain or shine… 10 degrees or 80, she’s out there getting IT.

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CREATIVE LINES AND LOUD GRINDS – LEON C. IS MAKING MAGIC IN THE MIDWEST

Also, there are certain skaters – Dorfus, Red, Jodi McDonald – that get you saying “I can’t believe it’s not butter” when you see them lock into ripping loud, satisfying, meaty grinds, and Leon is among them. They skate with a unique and powerful energy while radiating good vibes; a session with them makes you skate better. Take Leon’s lead and leave your mark in that pool coping.

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AMBER GEDMAN SENDS IT

Amber Gedman’s here trying to tell me that her signature trick is a nose grind front shuv, but after watching her manual an entire block of N. 3rd Street outside KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn back in 2019 I’m calling her out on that. Either way, Amber’s a versatile skater who’s been ripping under the radar for years. And that fact cannot be disputed.

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Beauty Meets Boardslides; Simply the Ariana Bessa

Skateboarding is no longer limited to those who like or dislike a good rouge. Go ahead, ride Foundation while wearing it. Treat things labeled as “masculine” and “feminine” like your personal grab bag- just pick and choose. Just do you!

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A True Skate RATaiczak!

Free of the restrictive limitations of space and time, Gabs could be competing for the gold on the vert ramp at Slam City Jam in 2002 alongside female legends like Jodi McDonald, Cara-Beth Burnside and Jen O’Brien.

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Kristy Scott – Currently Crushing COVID

Now, Kristy’s back in Southern California, hitting up the hot spots and just living her damn LYFE! She just fucking loves to skate. And all the rest of us get to live vicariously. If you are younger, look up to her example. If you are older, close your eyes, forget about your job, kids and all the other lame adult shit and pretend you are her. It’s the latest and greatest health & wellness fad for aging skaters. Transcendental skate rat meditation. ???‍♀️

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Celina Meehan – Sister of SLAY

I have always felt a great kinship with Celina Meehan because once, before we knew each other, I leant her my ID to get into a bar in Seattle. Neither of us remembered until we met a second time a few years later and put it together. There is an old legend that says if someone successfully uses your ID to get into a bar, it means you are forever linked as “Sisters of Libation”.

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Fabiana 🔥Del-FUEGO🔥 is PRO!

The truth is, reaching out and grabbing Fabi is probably one of the smartest things the screaming hand has ever done. She is totally amazing, just check out this Rough Cut she was featured on last year. Go ahead and skip to the 6 minute mark to see her win the “Keyhole” to the city.

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