For most of the public, skateboarding is merely a hobby for those at the fringes of society. It destroys property, creates a ruckus, and cultivates the misbehaviors of wild teens -- all unfair generalizations, to say the least. In truth, there is an extraordinary amount of skill and athleticism that goes into skateboarding.
But that's not even going far enough in its defense. Skateboarding can be downright beautiful -- as much an art form as a sport. And that sheer beauty goes almost completely unheralded outside of skating culture. With that in mind, please aim your faces at these...
Robbyn Magby - 360 Hard Flip Foot Plant
Dustin Blauvelt - Hard Flip Pretzel
Jason Bastien - Rainy Fakie Tre/360 Flip
Jordan Hoffart - Powdery Tre/360 Flip
Jonathan Bastien - Backside 360 Backside Grab
Jason Bastien - Fiery Tre/360 Flip
Ryan Thompson - Fakie Flip Indy Grab
Robbyn Magby - 720 Double Flip
Jason Bastien - Nollie 360 Shuvit Late Flip
Mike Krok - Backside 180 Heel Flip
Jason Bastien - Switch Heelflip Late Fronside Shuvit
Ryan Thompson - Frontside Flip