Building blocks

Ledge skating is a part of every street skater's repertoire. A good ledge spot and some years jumping atop, sliding across and grinding the blocks is a surefire way to hone your skills. Ask nearly any skater what they're ideal spot would be and nine out of 10 times their answer will include a ledge. Here's to the building blocks of skateboarding. (Photos: Karpinski, Lusteg, Hainault, Tadashi, McGuire)