Sk8r: Skateboarding travels the line between sport, hobby and art
Shawn Turner doesn't just skateboard.
He actually has a board with his name on it.
"It happened seven months ago," the DeKalb man said. "It's still hard to believe. Some kid will come up to me and ask me to sign it. It's surreal. That's your dream, to have your name on a board."
Although still an amateur, Turner has built such a reputation he's an exception to the rule that only professionals have their own boards – which is why his is a bro-model rather than a pro-model. A freelance motion graphics artist, Turner has sponsors and gets paid to go on skateboarding tours across the country.
"I don't want to compete, because it starts being less fun and more like a job," he said.
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