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Josiah Gatlyn’s “Obvious” Part
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Josiah Gatlyn’s “Obvious” Part

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  • By Route One

Seven years ago Josiah Gatlyn was one of the most promising skateboarders on the planet. Having risen to prominence with The Berric’s ‘Bang Yoself’ contest, then secured himself a place on the illustrious Stereo Skateboards programme, it seemed as though the world was his for the taking.

A stint at Zero followed then, for some reason, he simply disappeared. Last year word came out (via a random Youtube comment)  that he’d grown hugely disillusioned with the skate industry as a whole, having found himself resorting to living in his truck, and left it all behind to become a successful animator.

Bitterness aside (and let’s be fair, if sacrificing everything for your dream results in you being homeless despite your dream actually coming true, bitterness is justified) Josiah was a phenomenal talent, as this previously unreleased footage shows. We don’t blame him one bit for leaving it all behind, it’s just a shame we’ll never get to see new footage like this again…


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