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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...

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They say you should start them young. For motorsports champ Travis Pastrana that meant mounting a Honda one-speed aged four and building jumps in his backyard.

Even as a kid, his love of riding was unparalleled. Childhood friend Jim DeChamp once said: “I would go ride [in Travis’ backyard] before school. I’d get back after school, he would have built new, bigger jumps. By the time I got off school the next day it would be 3 feet longer.”

It’s not surprising that he was only 16-years-old when he won the first ever gold at the X Games Moto X Freestyle event.

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