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21 Things Anyone Who Dreamed Of Being A Pro Skater Will Understand

Not everyone had the skills to go pro (or get flow). But it was fun to dream.

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1. You remember the days when pants were huge and wheels were tiny.

2. You spent hours at the skate shop debating which deck would be your next.

3. These videos are what you watched before YouTube:

4. You remember the heyday of puffy skate shoes...

The Koston 1 by eS.
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The Koston 1 by eS.

5. And when it all went wrong:

6. You read these religiously.

7. You had a surplus of skate brand T-shirts in your closet.

8. You chuckled when you saw "aggressive inline skaters."

9. You added your own designs on your grip tape to make your deck ~unique~.

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10. You thought Tony Hawk was superhuman when he hit that 900 at the 1999 X-Games.

11. When you were at the mall, you went shopping here:

But you secretly hoped no one saw you inside because "that store is for poseurs."
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But you secretly hoped no one saw you inside because "that store is for poseurs."

12. You swore you were down with a skate crew.

Yellow Spraypaint (Pissdrunx?) on Stone at Yellowstone Park as seen on Google Street View, 2014 #dollinwashere

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13. You were in awe of legends such as Mark Gonzales...

... Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Danny Way, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero and many more.
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... Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Danny Way, Tony Alva, Steve Caballero and many more.

14. You either thought Bam Margera was the coolest dude ever, or you thought he was the worst.

There was no in-between.
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There was no in-between.

15. You "practiced" your tricks on a Tech Deck fingerboard.

16. You had a friend who swore he was the next Rodney Mullen.

View this video on YouTube

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"Yeah, sure go ahead and show me that darkslide you did the other day."

17. You got excited whenever you passed by a famous skate spot.

18. You remember when Ryan Sheckler looked liks this:

19. Every time you saw Jason Lee, you took the opportunity to remind people that he was once a pro skater.

20. You even *reluctantly* watched this movie.

But you won't admit it to anyone.
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But you won't admit it to anyone.

21. Eventually you realized that it was easier (and less painful) to pull off tricks in Tony Hawk.

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