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Cover: Andrew Allen wrenches a fully Fred Flintstoned caveman nosegrind in Los Angeles, California. You’ve had a long day—it’s time for a Brontosaurus Burger. Photo: Acosta

Contents: Mr. Natural himself, Miles Silvas, sits on a back Smith while filming his PUSH part in Vallejo, California. Photo: Landi

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For this issue we set out to pick some brains with thought-provoking questions. We formulated each query through a painstaking process of watching James Lipton on YouTube. Favorite curse word? In. Questions about acting? Out. “Inside The Actor’s Studio” is the high-water mark for putting people on the spot, but we didn’t want it to seem like these skaters were staring down the barrel of a loaded question. Rather, we aimed to rifle off a full clip of open-ended full metal Liptons—see if any of them hit the target. A classic question that yielded instant gold: What are your three favorite movies? Sounds pretty basic, but think about it and try to choose just three. It’s hard, right? Well, not for Brandon Biebel—he doesn’t watch movies. (He doesn’t need to. He’s living in his own blockbuster, and loving every frame.) Interestingly, this question was answered sincerely across the board, with a total of 35 movies ranked at the top of the collective top-three list. It’s unclear whether anything can be gleaned from someone’s list of favorite movies, but one thing is clear: Martin Scorsese is the big winner in this group. With three of his movies appearing at the top of these lists, and two of the films (Casino and Goodfellas) getting multiple votes, Marty is clearly still a big deal in the mean streets.

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Portrait: Jeff Landi Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Fakie 360 flip. Sacramento, California. Photo: Givens


Right: Frontside feeble grind. Sacramento, California. Photo: Landi Below: Switch flip frontside crooked grind. Sacramento, California. Photos: Landi

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Nollie backside flip. Sacramento, California. Photo: Landi

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Portrait: Mikey Gould Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Right: Nosegrind. Fresno, California. Photo: Gould Below: Nollie frontside boardslide. Madrid, Spain. Photo: Calvo

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Portrait: Atiba Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Frontside crooked grind. Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Flynn

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Switch Smith grind. Los Angeles, California. Photo: Atiba


Frontside five-0 grind. Ventura, California. Photo: Saari

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Portrait: Anthony Acosta Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Frontside nosegrind. Redondo Beach, California. Photo: Acosta

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Frontside boneless. Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Acosta

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Backside Smith grind. Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Acosta

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Art: Chad Bowers Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Portrait: Atiba Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Ollie. Los Angeles, California. Photo: Saari

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Frontside boardslide to front board fakie. Los Angeles, California. Photos: Acosta

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Switch boardslide. Queens, New York. Photo: Mehring

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Portrait: Anthony Acosta Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Switch 360 flip. Okinawa, Japan. Photo: Haruta

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Left: Crook bonk. San Diego, California.Photo: Rodent Below: Frontside heelflip fakie nosegrind. Sacramento, California. Photos: Gould


Switch backside 180. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo: Acosta

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Frontside 180 fakie wallride. Santa Monica, California. Photo: Rodent

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Portrait: Paulo Macedo Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Left: Nollie heelflip. Costa Mesa, California. Photo: Macedo Below: 360 flip nose manual nollie front foot flip. Santa Monica, California. Photos: Macedo


Kickflip. Manhattan Beach, California. Photo: Macedo

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Portrait: Anthony Acosta Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Gap to Smith grind. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo: Acosta


Frontside 50-50 to curb 50-50. Redondo Beach, California. Photos: Acosta


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Backside tailslide. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo: Acosta


Right: Frontside 180 fakie 50-50. Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Acosta Below: Switch frontside flip. Okinawa, Japan. Photo: Haruta

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Backside 50-50 transfer. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo: Acosta

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Portrait: Atiba Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Portrait: Paulo Macedo Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Fakie 360 flip. Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Darwen


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Backside 50-50. Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Darwen


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Left: Switch frontside bluntslide. San Fernando Valley, California. Photo: Darwen Below: Backside flip fakie nosegrind. Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Darwen


Portrait: Alex Souetre Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Frontside 50-50. Los Angeles, California. Photo: Rodent

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Kickflip backside lipslide. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photo: Rodent


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Feeble grind. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo: Rodent


Portrait: Paulo Macedo Intro: Stuart Gomez

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Frontside nosegrind. Los Angeles, California. Photo: Atiba

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Half-Cab crooked grind. Los Angeles, California. Photos: Atiba


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Half-Cab flip into bank. Los Angeles, California. Photo: Colen


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