Trying to exit from a pro skate career is a lot like trying to leave a gang. There are only a few ways out (none of them are ideal) and you’ll slowly realize how hard “real life” can be outside of it.
However, a few rare pros have been able to leave their careers behind gracefully. Donny Barely is now one of them. He’s swapped the title of “pro skater” for a more traditional job within the skate industry managing east coast sales and events for Element. Although it might sound like some lame office gig in comparison, we’re all just happy that Donny bowed out before his switch hardflip down the Santa Monica triple set could be overshadowed by accusations of him “milking it.”
In appreciation of one of skateboarding’s most powerful skaters, our friend Joey Sinko edited his most memorable video moments into a mega compilation. Don’t worry if this video makes you feel a bit mushy and nostalgic, especially you Eastern Exposure fanatics.
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