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What Did These Action Sports Legends Look Like As Kids?

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Stacy Peralta started skating aged 5 when JFK was still the US president and hardly anyone knew who The Beatles were.

By the time he was 11, Stacy was a professional skateboarder at a time when the concept was laughable. Skateboarding was just another fad, like yoyos and pogo sticks.

“Our parents didn’t pay attention to our skateboarding. At the time it was considered such a trivial thing to do,” Peralta told Californian TV station KCET in an interview. How wrong they were.

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