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The New York Times Runs Touching Keith Hufnagel Obituary

This weekend, The New York Times published an all-encapsulating obituary for Keith Hufnagel. To be honest, we weren’t expecting to see this is such a mainstream media outlet. That said, Huf transcended so many boundaries that it shouldn’t be surprising.

You can read the full piece here with quotes from the likes of Grant Brittain and others 🖤

Mr. Hufnagel came of age as a skateboarder during the 1980s in New York City, where skateboarders formed a gritty subculture that used the urban environment as a playground. In 1992 he moved to California and became a professional, riding for companies like Real Skateboards, Thunder Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.

He was notable for his “pop,” the seemingly effortless way he leapt onto and over tall obstacles, and for his fluid lines through intimidating terrain, even while dodging traffic or speeding down a steep hill. He toured the world as a professional, and he appeared in indelible skateboarding videos in the middle to late 1990s and the early 2000s.

Keith Hufnagel NY Times Obituary