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Ishod Wair

American Ishod Wair grew up skating in Bordentown, New Jersey. He first picked up a skateboard at the age of eight in 1999, and quickly began to experience great success at amateur events, culminating in 2010, when he won the Maloof Money Cup and the Phoenix Am contest, before finishing second at skating’s most prestigious amateur event, the Tampa Am.

His ascension to pro status with Real Skateboards was clinched in record time with the release of his impressive debut part in the company’s Since Day One, and, since then, he has shown no signs of slowing down, with a continually-growing stack of clips and contest highlights – perhaps most amazing was a part in the Philly local video Sabotage3.

Now sponsored by Nike SB, Real, Thunder, Spitfire, Fourstar, Stance, Reign Skateshop, Stance Socks, Monster Energy Drink, Brick Harbor, MOB and Anthony’s Cookies, he is one of the 20 pros that make up Nike’s Street League Skateboarding series. He came out charging in his rookie year of 2012, winning the Chevrolet Overdrive in Kansas City, and finished 14th overall. In 2013, he finished tenth.

Always entertaining to watch, Ishod is a non-stop monster of energy with unquestionable pro-level skills. A switch heelflip down the infamous Love Park Gap in Philadelphia is nothing for Ishod, and his talents were recognised in December 2013 when he was named Thrasher’s Skater of the Year following appearances in Fourstar’s Wair N Tear and Nike’s SB Chronicles Vol. 02.



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