Shane O’Neill is a pillar of the skateboarding industry. With well over a million Instagram followers, his own board company, and a newly minted pro model shoe with Nike, he’s seemingly unstoppable. His penchant for mind-melting tech combos executed with casual style does not need or even seek your approval, Shane is just out here skating for Shane. This is evident in his flawless style, well above the standards set by similarly talented tech wizards. Shane doesn’t have to do every trick perfectly, he does it because he just doesn’t know any other way.
Shane also showcases a genuine admiration for his late-friend Lewis Marnell, whom he obviously gains nothing to feature here other than to showcase the talents and virtue of another skater he greatly admired. Dedicating the part to his memory and skating some Aussie spots is a fitting tribute to a tragic loss, but its also an indication of Shane’s character. He’s not afraid to put other’s first, and under the spotlight of his latest Nike credentials, decided to use that spotlight to honor a friend.
With his latest stand-out part, Shane demonstrates his staying power and justifies Nike’s investment, delivering on yet another 4 minutes of pro-level footage with style and control unmatched by his peers. Do yourself a favor and check it out, just don’t expect to ever be able to match it, Shane is on a tier of his own.
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