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Desi Jones is one of the quad scenes many unsung heroes. Desi has been skating parks for longer than most of you have been walking. But don't let that fool you. You'll often find this ripper our carving the many bowls of So Cal with Duke Rennie and the CIB crew. Desi is a true aggressive quad skater at heart, with over 30 years in the industry he admits he's still learning. We asked Desi some questions to find out what keeps him coming back for more.

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We have the pleasure of introducing you to Don Piburn, a surfer, ’70s outlaw skateboarder, ’80s back-hill snowboarder, and late ’80s Snake River surfer (find out more). He moved to Oah’u in the ’90s where he continues a 30+ year career teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities, surfs north shore, kayaks windward reefs, and takes weekly hikes with his Hawaii born and raised wife, Janice. Don reached out to us via the Veterans of Vert blog and wanted to share with us a series of fascinating stories from the hay days of quad skating. As a skater in the...

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To fly, float and soar… that’s the best feeling ever! She needs no introduction, but we're doing it anyway!

Meet Irene Ching, most likely the top female quad skater our generation will see. Irene has been hitting parks for over 30 years and still shreds to this day. Read on to find out what drives this incredible woman to keep skating to this day, and if you're based in New York you could be lucky enough to join her for a session!

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Kenny Means was a skater known for big airs and plants. In the '70s and '80s, Kenny was often invited to demonstrate at events and skated alongside some of the top names in the quad and skateboarding industry. Even though he's hung up his skates, Kenny is still passionate about the sport and loves seeing it grow. We caught up with Kenny to find out a bit about his epic past.

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Duke Rennie is one of the originators of vertical roller skating, what we like to call a 'Veteran of Vert,' also known as the 'Dying Breed.' He has inspired a whole generation of new riders from his past and present skating. We've asked him some questions about his adventures with aggressive roller skating.

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