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Pedro Barros

When left to their own devices, certain people have the potential to change the world.

Look at what Einstein accomplished tucked away behind a desk in a patent office. In our own world, street skating wouldn’t be what it is today without Rodney Mullen locking himself away in his barn for years and years. And one can’t help but wonder what manner of skate madness 17-year old Pedro Barros will come up with holed away in his private skate compound on the remote island of Florianopolis, Brazil. With a massive cement bowl and a proper vert ramp and mini on his property, at a very young age Pedro has already mastered transition skating. The lines he puts together are like no others ever done; padless back to back 540s in the middle of flawless runs in cement bowls were incomprehensible until Pedro dropped in on the scene. There’s always going to be guys that take skating a little farther but very few can make it leap to places beyond our imagination; Pedro is that guy for this generation. 

Interview

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

I got a few best trips, but my last one to Nicaragua was nice! I got some really good time with my friends and my dad. There was good surf and also a nice mini ramp on the beach. That was a good escape from the real life!

Favorite Vans Rider? 

Omar. Omar is my idol!

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

So many!!!!!!

What are some interests/hobbies outside of skating? 

I surf and I'm trying to learn some guitar. 

Last good book you read? 

I don’t read books.