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Flying High: Pro skateboarder shows his skill at Fort Lauderdale museum

 

bbrasch@miamiherald.com

More than 1,300 kids descended upon Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science Tuesday afternoon, partly to make their own skateboards and partly to meet world-famous skateboarder Brian Sumner.

He was on hand to teach the youngsters how skateboards are made and to set an example for skateboarding that is different from the one most kids have in their heads.

“Skating is neutral, but what comes with it is the drinking and partying and drugs,” Sumner said. “I’m out here to skate with the kids and speak the gospel.”

It was all part of the museum’s “Tony Hawk: RAD Science” exhibit that explains the science behind skateboarding.

Sumner said he and other skateboarders don’t even think about inertia or equations when flying through the air.

“All these things skateboarders take for granted.”

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