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A vintage Salabanzi from Bordeaux

Bastien Salabanzi could be pulled back to the USA for Street League

Updated: April 17, 2012, 5:39 PM ET
By Chris Nieratko

Flip Skateboards has always had an uncanny ability of finding the most talented skateboarders in the most distant of regions. But when they unearthed Bastien Salabanzi in Marseille, France, back in the 1990s, they discovered arguably one of the most talented skaters to come from outside the United States.

Bastien possessed it all: tech gnar tricks, smooth style, perfect bolts landing. The problem was he didn't play well with others. Or at least didn't feel the need to play with ...

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