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Curren Caples

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, that’s Ventura, California’s resident Flip Skateboards newest pro Curren Caples that just flew by your head.

In true Vans fashion, young Curren shreds it all—handrails to halfpipes, big bowls to long ledges. Urban legend has it that Curren was born on a skateboard (facts are unclear as to whether there was a skateboard in the womb or if he was placed on top of the griptape immediately upon welcoming to this world) and it’s hard to deny after seeing the style and board control this kid possesses. Grown men spend their whole life trying to learn to sky frontside ollies head high; Curren was doing them at age 9. Nine years later he’s got nearly every trick on lock and he executes them all with a smooth, relaxed Southern California style while his golden locks blow in the breeze.

Interview

What's the best trip you've ever been on?

Hard to say. Might even be the one with Flip to Scandinavia. But China was cool too. I think maybe every trip I go on is going to become a favorite.

Favorite Vans Rider? 

Geoff Rowley; best street skater ever. 

What trick can't you do that you wish you could? 

Front blunts down something; that trick terrifies me!

What are some interests/hobbies outside of skating? 

Surfing, taking photos/videos, Call of Duty. 

Last good book you read? 

THE OUTSIDERS because school made me, but it was good, and then I watched the movie.