A short video from my days as a street skateboarder (warning graphic content)

Sean Hayes Skate Part - Red Dragon Skateboard Party

When you’re filming a part for a skateboard video you push yourself so far, both mentally and physically, that getting hurt is pretty common. I was never the best skateboarder, but I sure as hell fell in love with it, and I haven’t quit since.

The first half of this video is a short part I had in the Red Dragon video “Skateboard Party”. The second half is from the “bail section” later in the video (and shows why my first half was so short). Warning, it’s a little graphic and I say bad words.

I was trying to shoot a photo for the cover of a magazine. I ended up in the hospital with 2 broken ribs and compound fracture in my foot that required surgery, two metal plates and 12 screws. Like all young, strong athletes should, I healed my body and six months later went back to try the same trick. This time I planned to conquer it. I wish could say I landed it, but I didn’t. I had the exact same fall and broke the same two ribs, cut the same part of my eyebrow, but luckily I didn’t break my foot again, I only tore the left MCL on my knee.

While it’s the only trick I regret not landing, I’m glad I had the balls to go back and try it again. Even though it may have beaten me in the end, I was able to walk away knowing I tried my best.

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5 thoughts on “A short video from my days as a street skateboarder (warning graphic content)

  1. Well skateboarding is definitely one of the best ways to feed a hunger for fearlessness! The thing is, it takes a lot of time, and lots of falls! Give it a shot! And let me know if I can help you out at all~ SMH

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  2. Is skateboarding something I can suddenly introduce to feed my hunger for fearlessness, do I invent some hybridized electric carpet and stand pit in the crowd in a different way. Inspiring and fun watch, don’t do anything stupid though – you won’t – and you got me thinking if failure is not an option what next for me in 2014? Keep on trucking. Har’

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