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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Updated: October 16, 3:16 PM ET
Face Time video: Elissa Steamer


Elissa Steamer is the godmother of women's street skating and she's still ripping today.

Four-time X Games gold medalist Elissa Steamer is the godmother of women's street skating. The first woman to put out a legitimate street video part back in 1996 with her breakout part in Toy Machine's "Welcome to Hell," Steamer hasn't slowed down since. The Florida native has been living in San Francisco for some time now and recently, she sat down with our buddy Tadashi Yamaoda for a little Face Time. Check in with Steamer as she talks about skating, her new love of surfing, the contest scene for women and more. Full video interview after the jump »