Double Peg Grind, Brea, CA 2007

"In the last five years, something happens and kids know about it the next day," says Escamilla about the proliferation of internet video. "Then every kid learns it a week later. It's a lot harder to be a pro these days. It has more to do with your attitude and persona than it does your skill, which is the way it has to be. Everyone's good nowadays." (Photo: Jeff Z)