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These Mesmerizing GIFs Will Forever Change The Way You See Skateboarders

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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


Hat tip to Adam Shomsky and the guys at BeyondSlowMotion for putting out some amazing skate footage. Go check out their full videos if you get the chance.

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