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Originally Published: July 20, 2004
By Alyssa Roenigk, Princess of the Pen
By Dave Finger, Lord of the Lens
By Matt Sonberg, Viceroy of Video
| EXPN.com, ESPN The Magazine

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Lasek / Machado / Copeland / Robinson / Buyten

We watch them from afar, like stars viewed through the wrong end of a telescope. We see them smile for a photo and wave to the crowd. As the cameras roll, they drop fearlessly into vert ramps and defy gravity on boards and bikes. This is our brief glimpse into the lives of the athletes we admire so unquestioningly.

But who are these men and women when the cameras stop rolling? When they've had too little ...

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