"For me, physically skateboarding has always been a way to learn things and accomplish tricks and progress and get out my energy and frustration and just create. But, it also has been my family. My family was kinda sterile growing up–I was totally seeking that kind of warmth. I think my skater friends and even my girlfriend provided a lot of what I wasn't getting at home. I think a lot of skaters are like that, where it became their new family or home or something."

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