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 Fish

    October 20, 2022 3:18 pm

    Super dope vid! The homie has that enigma status. I like that Odd Nosdam beat you guys through in there too.

  2. Hollie Granlund

    October 20, 2022 6:06 pm

    Brent told me once if you love it then do it. Don’t do it for the fame. Don’t do it for the money. If fame and fortune come your way great, but never lose site of what got you there or you will lose the love you had all together. Brent is my cousin and his mom has always been a big part of my life. I know that he has impacted our lives in ways even he is unaware of. He is a amazing person and he has seen and done a lot of things. He is just a normal guy but the best part about Brent is he keeps it real and he has never thought he was better then anyone else. He is humble and that’s what makes him stand out. He knows who he is, and where he came from. People like Brent are rare now a days. I know he is someone I look up to and always will. Great Story and Brent keep doing what you do.

  3. Simon

    October 21, 2022 7:17 am

    Those few lines cruising around Burnside sit right up there with the Polar Video among the highlights of the last few months. Can we get high def reups of his legendary parts please?

  4. Blackninja

    October 23, 2022 12:05 pm

    Everytime i go to burnside and see him skate. You take your run, shut up and pay attention to this man float around

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