Skate Photo Feature: Shylio Sweat


Shylio Sweat – Kickflip front board, under pressure – Provo, Utah

Every skater has been there. You’re about to get booted from the spot, and you know you only have one more try to get the clip. Not sticking the trick will mean returning to the spot only when you know things have died down and you have time to work on it again. That could be days or weeks, depending on how much of a bust it normally is. On this Sunday afternoon, Shylio Sweat felt that pressure as a bystander with way too much time on his hands began taking down license-plate numbers of the crew and prepared to call the cops. Calling out that he’d land it right then and there, Shylio rolled up with confidence and stuck it on the next try. No better feeling …