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Skateboarding 2013 -- the year in review

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John Fitzgerald for Alien Workshop

Photograph By Anthony Acosta

On New Year's Day 2013. Alien Workshops newest and tallest amateur, John Fitzgerald, dropped 3 1/2 minutes of knockdown, drag-out slugfest skateboarding, setting a precedent for the year to come. The 6=foot-6 Fitzgerald has an unapologetically gangly style with a trick selection that harks back to a more fun and unique time, and he hits the ground like a ton of bricks. With all the team departures that Alien would face in 2013, Big John made one hell of a stellar addition.