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Face Time with Lifeblood's Mason Merlino

Oregon's Mason Merlino uses the word "stoked" 43 times in a minute

Updated: August 15, 2012, 6:59 PM ET
By ESPN Action Sports

Roseburg, Ore. resident and Lifeblood skateboards team member Mason Merlino gets in a few lines at a local park while discussing his current affinity for pool skating. According to his Lifeblood bio, Merlino is "directly influenced by heavyweight pros and peers like Emmanuel Guzman, Lance Lesher, Mark "Red" Scott and Peter Hewitt. He skates it all too -- banks, gaps, ledges, parks, pools, pipes -- you name it; he'll happily adapt to the terrain in front of him with a huge smile on his ...

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