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The year in skateboarding, 2012

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Pretty Sweet

Photograph By Rhino/Reda

Girl/Chocolate Skateboards' "Pretty Sweet" was the most anticipated skate video of the past five years. With Ty Evans, Aaron Meza and Spike Jonze behind the camera, the new video set the bar higher than we've ever seen in skateboarding. Cory Kennedy, Sean Malto, Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, Raven Tershy and the rest of the new school are running with the torch to keep Girl and Chocolate the most respected companies in skateboarding. But Guy Mariano hit the skate world with his shock-and-awe, mind-blowing tricks. Tershy (left) frontside blunts in Australia while Mariano pole jams up and over a rail in Los Angeles.