Ryan Clements Skater Profile
Hometown: Tampa FL, Stance: Regular, Age: 41, Status: Am
Last Update: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Submit an Update
Ryan Clements on Instagram (@rtclem)
Yes, there is currently a picture of me on display in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Let me explain: In 2013 we did an event called #innoskate on site in D.C. We got there really early one morning and I saw my opportunity to skate in front of the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit. @porpe shot the photo. Then, a year later, we submitted said photo into a "last 50 years of photos" at the Museum contest...and won a place on the wall! It'll be up there until early 2015. I honestly can't believe it...such a huge deal to me as a skateboarder and an American.
I'm riding high from yesterday's @grindforlifeorg Contest in Bradenton. This one is for the old dudes. It's #bucksmith doing a smith vert. He got 2nd in the 40-49 Division, while The Greek got 1st. I met Greek in 1987 at a contest, and here we are, nearly 30 years later still having fun at contests. I saw Buck the same year at Kona and my mind was blown. His bs bonelesses are still the best. Makes me proud of FL skateboarding...
Walking up to the #kdcskate today I was giving out product to the kids when security asked, "What about us?" I gave the dude on the left a crisp Diamond denim jacket that I haven't worn in a while and the dude on the right got some Volcom pants. They make 100 Rand (currency here in South Africa) for a 10-hour day, which equates to about $9.
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