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The Long and the Short of It

Updated: June 15, 2010, 12:25 PM ET
By Jake Howard

It's easy to dismiss longboards. In fact, it's really easy to dismiss them. Surf schools and rental operations have soiled their good name, and in turn stigmatized anybody who rocks up to the beach with a plank under arm.

In the mid-'90s Joel Tudor almost singlehandedly brought longboarding back from the abyss. Of course, there were still hold outs and the odd old man that was dedicated to his log, but thanks to Joel's unique combination of style, charisma and talent, as he came of ...

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