ANTI SKATEBOARDS © PRESENTS OLAN ANTI

Text by : DAVID SABASTIAN ANTI

January 27, 2014

 

 

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OLAN PRENATT AKA OLAN ANTI

TWITTER: @OPSUPERSAYEN

 INSTAGRAM: OLANPRENATT

 

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OLAN IS SUCH A BURST OF ENERGY. HONESTLY IT IS REALLY REMARKABLE TO SEE A KID SO YOUNG KILLING THE GAME SO EFFORTLESSLY. I MET OLAN AT THE #PROJECTGIVEAFUCK EVENT A LAFAYETTE SKATEPARK AND I KNEW FROM THAT MOMENT THAT THIS KID WAS A SUPERSTAR. IT IS VERY RARE THAT YOU RUN INTO AN ICON BUT WHEN YOU DO YOU KNOW IT INSTANTANEOUSLY. OLAN REMIND ME OF A YOUNG TONY ALVA IN THE DOG TOWN DAYS. HE REMINDED ME OF THE TRUE ESSENCE OF SKATEBOARDING. NO BENTLEYS AND NO GOLD CHAINS. JUST PURE UNADULTERATED SKATEBOARDING.

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THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT WAS THAT THIS KID NEEDS TO BE THE FACE OF MY RAD COLLECTION. THE SECOND THING I THOUGHT WAS THAT THIS KID NEEDS TO BE THE FACE OF ANTI SKATEBOARDS. MOST SKATE BRANDS WOULD THROW HIM ON SOME SECONDARY AM TEAM BECAUSE OF HIS AGE BUT NOT OVER HERE AT ANTI. OLAN IS ANTI’S FIRST PRO SKATER AND WILL HELP US REDEFINE SKATEBOARDING AND SKATE VIDEOS. MY MISSION IS TO BRING THE SOUL BACK TO SKATEBOARDING. TO MAKE SKATERS NOT JUST SKATERS BUT PERSONALITIES LIKE THEY USED TO BE IN THE 90′S. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SAW MUSKA HARD FLIP WITH A BOOM-BOX IN HAND. I REMBER WHEN I SAW ANDREW REYNOLDS SWITCH FRONTSIDE FLIP THE 16 STAIR AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH IN A BUTTON UP WHITE COLLARED SHIRT AND SOME RIPPED JEANS. THAT IS THE SAME FEELING I GOT WHEN I SEEN OLAN NOLLIE HEEL FLIP NOSE SLIDE A LEDGE AT THE PARK. NOT DISSING SKATERS NOW, BUT THATS WHEN SKATEBOARDING HAD MY HEART.

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I TRIED SKATING FOR 5 YEARS AND AFTER I NEARLY RIPPED MY LIP OFF FROM KICK FLIPPING THE 12 STAIR AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH I WAS FINISHED. MY GOALS CHANGED. INSTEAD OF BECOMING A PRO-SKATER MYSELF I WANTED TO REDEFINE SKATEBOARDING AND THE CULTURE AS A WHOLE. THAT BRINGS ME TO OLAN. THIS KID IS GOING TO HELP ANTI BREAK THROUGH THE NOISE. OLAN’S POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND HUMILITY MAKES FOR A PERFECT PROTEGE.

LONG LIVE OLAN ANTI

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  • stitch

    he has to compensate for not bein a real black person by sayin the n word all the time. But he gets a pass cuz he looks pretty to everyone especially girls. smh