October 18, 2022/ & / VIDEOS/ Comments: 15

In the mid-2000s, skateboarding was all about the biggest stair sets and longest handrails. If you weren’t trying to watch some dude from Southern California jump down a 14 stair, then you were pretty much out of luck. That was unless you were watching Brent Atchley’s parts in Elementality or This Is My Element. He was able to flow effortlessly around Burnside and make it look as if he was casually surfing the colossal transition.

Just as quickly as Brent popped up in the industry, he went incognito and suddenly disappeared from Element releases. Around the office, we always pitched a “Where are they now” type of interview with him, but it never came to fruition. That was until recently, when he dropped a part for Satori Wheels with the exact same flowy style we used to be mesmerized by.

It turns out that when he’s not at Burnside, Brent now has a full-time job as a peer support specialist and works with Push Movement. To figure out what that job actually entails, and why he dipped under the global radar, we hitched it to Portland and tried to track him down. Luckily we didn’t have to look for long, and he was open and willing to share his story with us.

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  1. Mike

    October 18, 2022 9:20 pm

    My VX1000 filmed his Element parts, it should be in a museum.

  2. Neal

    October 18, 2022 10:03 pm

    If you haven’t watched his part in PPS3 (Portland Public Skating 3) you must. Perhaps his finest work yet.

  3. Uncle Harry

    October 18, 2022 10:29 pm

    Brent great video I am so proud of your new choices love you you’re a genuine inspiration to me

  4. Budacris

    October 19, 2022 2:17 am

    Great watch! Doesn’t matter if it’s Penny or Atchley, dudes with style will always be the coolest to watch.
    What happened to Nick Trapasso by the way?

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