Hailing from Denver Colorado, William Spencer performs tricks that cross the boundaries between skateboarding and parkour
He burst onto the scene in 2007 in a skate shop video called ‘Hollarado’, which included this grande finale trick: a front flip over 10 steps on to his skateboard. Insane!
William was given the name ‘The Skate Ninja’ – as a child he studied karate and achieved a child’s black belt in the Wado-Kai style
He told ESPN that ‘he had no clue what parkour was’ when he first started skating.
After Spencer met and trained with British parkour innovator, Daniel Ilabaca, he explained parkour is a way to gain greater coordination
Spencer has said that Ilabaca’s skills are a big inspiration to him and they regularly trade ideas
His talents have led to him becoming a professional stuntman in Hollywood
Spencer has done stunt work in tonnes of different shows and films, including Project X, Jonah Hex, CSI: NY and The Kids Are All Right
He originally auditioned to be a skate stunt man in The Amazing Spiderman film but due to his similar appearance to the lead actor Andrew Garfield, the casting agents offered him to be Garfield’s stunt double in the film
Here’s a collection of some of his other off the wall tricks:
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