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Faces of women's skateboarding

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Lacey Baker, Alexis Sablone

Photograph By Mark Kohlman/ESPN

"The first year of Meow," says Lisa Whitaker, "I told Lacey, 'The level that you're skating at, you deserve to be on a team that could do so much more for you. So as much as I'd like you on Meow, you're not allowed.'

"She came to me after a year and said, 'If I get on another team, they're just going to put me on flow. I'd much rather be on Meow, where I can have some input and be a part of something.' ... So now she's on the team."