“I want to give them more reasons not to like me.” – Ryan Sheckler
Oh my god! Ryan Sheckler on the cover of ESPN Magazine for the X-games preview! Go figure they’d choose one of the most marketable faces in skateboarding, teen beat heart-throb right?
Ryan is the first legitimate teenage heartthrob in our industry. People who watch him aren’t skateboarding fans, they’re Ryan Sheckler fans.” – Vert skater Andy Macdonald
(My thoughts exactly, they aren’t skateboarding fans)
“Personally, I think skateboarding is harder than throwing a basketball in a hoop, so I’m all for it growing up and being taken seriously. Ryan is helping do that, and he gets hated on the hardest.” – Pro street skater Jereme Rogers
Don’t get me wrong, the kid can skate but so can a grip of other skaters, who some are waaaay better, only difference, they aren’t marketed to high school tweens with their pocket heavy parents. Nor do they carry themselves in a manner set to receive ridicule. Just cut the bitching and drama, but I guess that’s OC steez in “The life of Ryan.”
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