When we hear Olympics rumors and gossip at Jenkem HQ, we usually crack a couple of jokes about it and go about our day creating oddball skateboard content. Yeah, 2020 is coming up soon and we’ve even heard that Shane O’Neill has been given a $20,000 (AUD) “medal incentive bonus” from Australia, but most of this stuff doesn’t really seem to affect our daily Jenky lives as much as some people think.

It wasn’t until here in our own backyard, we caught word that Luis Tolentino, SHUT Skateboards pro and Queens’ hometown skate hero, is in the preparation process himself. In a classic 21st century move, Luis was contacted by the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee via an Instagram DM and was asked if he would be interested in representing the DR in the Tokyo games. Now, with some cash in his pocket coming straight from the government, Luis’s life has been flipped as he quit his 9-5 job and skates and trains on the daily.

Curious to know more about his life and to check in on his skating, we visited him in Forest Hills, Queens to get a look inside the mind of one of East Coast’s favorite brothers.

Comments

  1. Johnny

    October 15, 2017 10:41 am

    Luis deserves all the good(if not more) that comes his way. Happy for him. :)

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  2. mario

    October 18, 2017 12:54 pm

    how the fuck a person that skates like him have to get a real job? Skateboarding industry fuckin sucks!

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  3. lurker

    October 22, 2017 3:50 am

    he went to colombia 2 months ago to represent Dominican Rep, at the latin american games, on which skaters trying out to olimpics from almost all countrys of the region went. he did NOTHING. hes just got pop, nothing else. sorry not hating, check de videos…

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