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What Did These Action Sports Legends Look Like As Kids?

Kelly Slater, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White - they were all child prodigies once...

Photos: You Tube/ Thomas Böhm

The legendary Terje Haakonsen only started riding aged 13 when he borrowed his neighbour’s Burton Elite 150 and hiked through farm hills in Norway to try it out.

Before he knew it, he was winning European cups, leaving school aged 15 and signing to Burton.

Just check out the interview with 17-year-old Terje below from 1991 shred movie Scream of Consciousness. His answers are priceless and his riding style equally so.

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