Skateboarding is everything in my life. It’s my profession, a way of having fun, but since it’s a sport that can hurt you bad,
you have to make the right decisions. If you make one wrong decision you can really get hurt. Today my profession is skateboarder.
But it might have not happened. And my other profession
isn’t one of the safest, either. I spent practically my entire childhood in the streets. I wanted to play ball, fly kites and skateboard. [SWEET MOM]
We’d put bows in her hair, and then at about
2 years old she started ripping them off. She was really a bad ass.
She was a lot of work. – When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I thought
that soccer was my sport, And I wanted to be a professional, playing in a team. [COACH DAD]
– Have you ever seen her playing soccer? She plays really well. I don’t think it’s normal, by the way, she is not normal. I tell her all the time, I don’t think she’s
right in the head! My dad always supported me at soccer, he always
liked soccer. But then I started skateboarding And I started to learn really fast, even faster
than the boys. At the beginning my dad didn’t like it, not a bit. He was very much against it. – My view was the view that the entire society
had of skateboarding. It used to be prohibited. There was a time when the police would arrest skateboarders etc. – So he didn’t want me to skateboard anymore. I’d tell my dad that I was at my grandpa’s house, But I was on the street skateboarding. [SISTER AND PARTNER]
– We would help cover her tracks
because we felt bad for her, She really liked it and
he just wouldn’t accept it! – If she shows up all bruised, I’m screwed! How I am going to explain myself? – Until one day, he’d had it. – I told her “stop this skateboarding stuff,
you’re pissing me off”. And she wouldn’t stop.
So one day I was working on something with a saw, and I took her skateboard and… – It was one of the saddest moments of my life. – She was so sad, poor girl! – That didn’t stop me. He can’t forbid me to skateboard. – She built a new one on the same day. – “Dad, there’s a tournament, will you take
me there?” And I said “What tournament,
are you crazy? Skateboard tournament?” And they kept insisting and I thought, “I’ll go, but if I see something bad going on there,
you can forget about it, don’t come back begging me, she’s not going again.” – That was my chance to prove to my Dad that I was good and that what I wanted to do was that. – And she won the tournament.
She won her first tournament. – Silver, Gold, Silver, Gold… – I was State Champion, Local Champion,
National Champion. When I was 13-14 years old, I was invited to one of the largest skateboarding tournaments in the world, in Los Angeles. – We were going through a very hard time financially. – When I received the invitation, my Dad was the first person to say that I’d go. He said, “you’re going”. We had to find a way to get the money, Put together all of our saving and we went. – He knew that if I stayed in Brazil, I’d never
have this opportunity again. It was like living a dream, everything that
I’d seen in skateboarding videos, I was seeing in person. – Everyone was asking:
“Who’s this girl? Who is she? Who is she?” I ended up in 8th place, and I got two sponsors. I would never have thought that my Dad would
let me stay in the US by myself. – She went for 15 days and she was supposed
to come back. But after a long struggle, her dad finally gave in, left her there and came
back. I wasn’t angry at all, I was happy. – It was a risk. It was a risk, but it had to take it. – I was only 14, I was very young, and I needed
to learn English. In high school, I started playing soccer again, my number two passion. I played, and even thought about going professional. Soccer practice was usually an hour, Then school, then I would leave, go home, leave my stuff there, and skateboard. – It was soccer and skateboarding side by side. One was part of the other. – Women’s skateboarding has never had the support that men’s skateboarding had. My first year here, no podium. Second year, no podium either. I thought: I want to skateboard, yes, but I also didn’t want my dad to take money from my family to take me to skateboarding events. – She started to see that she couldn’t keep
both things: semi-professional soccer training at school, and professional training for skateboarding. – And we called her up and said: “You have
to choose: skateboarding or soccer.” It was the most confused I’ve ever felt in my life. I really wanted to play, I wanted to be a pro, but I wanted to live off skateboarding here. I gave up soccer, and in the first weeks I
saw that I had made the right decision. Victory came, and it was at a really big event. I really stood out. I started getting money, I started getting
sponsors and to make a living out of skateboarding, I think it’s because I had a lot of will
power and I never gave up. There are lots of difficulties, like living
far away from my family. But I couldn’t let these things hold me back, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to live my dream. I think you have to love it first, practice a lot, then the rest comes naturally, you
don’t have to force it.

Leticia Bufoni’s Journey To The Top Of Skating | Until 18

81 thoughts on “Leticia Bufoni’s Journey To The Top Of Skating | Until 18

  • March 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    Nice vid

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    1st like💘❤💘
    1st comment💘❤💘
    Love from 🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    why am I crushing on her?

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    10th

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Hello

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Spectacular Girl [Skateboarder And Footballer] !!!

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    One day, i'll do an ollie.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    First boys and girls 💪👍

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    Wtf are these illustrations

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    I didn’t understand anything but I liked it

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    She hot

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Nice, how difficult it is to have to choose, when there are two passions in your life 😪😔

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    Woow nice 😉

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Make sure you click CC for subtitles in English.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    I love a girl who can grind like that!

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    She’s a god damn 10.plus skating and soccer.shes a damn 15

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Why they illustrate this like she's on episode of 16 and pregnant??

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    Dietrich Mateschitz probably smells this girl's undies

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Leticia me va hacer aprender Portuguese XD

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    Women's skateboarding, awesome!

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Sick

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Que?

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Hermosa

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  • March 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I dont speak this language…. therefore it's a thumbs down.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    rå som få

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  • March 12, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    Leticia princesa das pista…Brasil tem orgulho dessa mulher❤sk8 na veia❤

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  • March 12, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    Sister and partner? Skating partner? Or partner ?

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  • March 12, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    Que linda…Sucesso !

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  • March 12, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Gostei dela kkkk

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  • March 12, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    Man is she hot.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    😍😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤❤🙏

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  • March 12, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    WHAT????

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  • March 12, 2019 at 6:44 am
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    Top of womens skateboarding**

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  • March 12, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    Do you pay here as much as the male athletes? just curious because I only watch male athletes.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    Deusa.

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  • March 12, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    So nice

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  • March 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    shes one of the sexiest skaters omg she is hot as hell

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  • March 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Eu vou largar da minha namorada por quê ela fica me proibindo de andar de skate ,eu não consigo viver sem andar de skate àquelas manobras foda demais

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  • March 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Obrigado pelo legenda de português, muito obrigado, Red Bull.

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  • March 13, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Shout out to the Ryobi saw at 1:57. Every DIY dad has to have one of those

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  • March 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Brasileira profissional

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  • March 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Profissional Top 👏👏👏❤👊

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  • March 17, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    Bela história, as vezes eu gosto ou até preciso de boas histórias.

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  • March 18, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Horrible dad

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  • March 19, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    There's a bunch of girls that are better skateboarders, she's not actually all that good, but her good looks and the redbull marketing team have worked wonders, every 15 year old skate rat is jerking off to her and redbull have invested so much money in to marketing her as the number 1 female in the world. I would rather watch Alexis Sablone kickflip a kerb than watch a comp queen do he same run every time yet win every time.

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  • March 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    You look at this and say :
    Those challenges made her the skateboarding warrior that people look up to and admire..

    But in the other side…

    Isn't it possible she was always destined to be one of the greats?

    #LeticiaorDie

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  • March 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Love you leticia I wana skate with you so bad one day

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  • March 26, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    Minhas coisas favoritas, skateboarding e português <3

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  • April 12, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    👍👍👍

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  • April 15, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    ay viene nishimura

    ¡Asaaaa te asustaste!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    Sister and partner?

    Incest is best I guess.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    SKATE!!!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    Esta mujer es un forro

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    Leticia, her life story is inspiring to many people.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Linda demais!!!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    She is thic and so hot,no 👒

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    If you think Leticia is at the “top” of skateboarding stay away from me

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    QUE PAI BABACA

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    Q voz linda😊

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  • July 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    w2ts
    s7ijsuiiiīii9

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  • July 29, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    etddsaKo

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  • July 29, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    Jajajaja qué orrible🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    I was already good at skating at age 13. Now just living the old life

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    Mad respect to her 👍

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  • July 30, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Bring out skate 4

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    Um shape melhor que o outro

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  • July 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    Leticia you are The best and most beautyfull skater in The World!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 12:37 am
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    One day, i will step on a skateboard…….

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Chick is 26 years old and they are playing you like a fiddler

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  • July 31, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    Anybody understand what she said

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    Amazing and awesome to see family behind you!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Arrest me I'm a skater

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