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Pierce And Chris Brunner

These twins are twelve years old. Look at them rip.

This clip by Ty Evans started a chain of thought, that doesn’t really have anything to do with Pierce and Chris Brunner, but more with how skateboarding is always changing, as a culture, as an industry, as far as tricks, the whole package. Kids like the Brunners will have interviews in the future with questions like, so, when did you start skating? Oh, when I was about three. Oh yeah? So how did you first get into it? Well, my dad used to bring me along to the park when he went skating. And as weird as that sounds to me now, it’ll seem just as natural to the other kids, looking up to these guys at that point. As far back as I can remember, the answer to that second question has typically been something like oh, my brother had a board, or my friend lent me his. Followed by having to beg the reluctant parent to buy this stupid, dangerous looking toy that would proceed to consume the kid’s life completely. Today though, skateboarding has become a family affair, and not in the cosa nostra sense that we used to think of it, where the family was everyone on the street with a board, and no one else needed to know about it. Rather than having to beg or steel to get the first board, kids might have dads who’s friends run some small board company and flood the kid with product from the day they’re born. Not saying that’s a good thing or it’s a bad thing. Just saying. And what goes without saying is that kids like the Brunners are the future and the future is insane.

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