Everyone who has ever seen a skateboard knows that there’s grip on top. Normally a wonderful thing that keeps your feet from sliding in ways you wouldn’t like. But when skating barefoot, this sandpaper can cause some nasty scars, burns and cuts. Just riding it will do no harm, but don’t you ever try to do an olie.
Looks like some of the world’s gnarliest skaters, those who participate in Thrasher’s KOTR, didn’t really listen to this advice. There is a ‘best barefoot trick’ for as long as I can remember. And just like in all of skateboarding, these just keep getting sicker and sicker. This two minute clip proves that the likes of Grant, Raven, and Jamie Thomas skate better barefoot than use mere mortals with shoes.