Monday, August 13, 2007

Who is Og de Souza?

Og de Souza is a professional skateboarder from Olinda, Brazil. He is notable from other skateboarders in that he skateboards using only his hand. Born with a condition which caused his legs to stop developing at a young age, Oggy originally learned to skateboard as a way to get around, much like most people use a wheel chair. Many years of skateboarding under his belt (Og started around 1988)[2], Souza began to incorporate the tricks of his contemporaries in his skateboarding, having to adapt them all to be done using the arms instead of the legs in a sitting position on the board.

Og de Souza is a contemporary of skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Nilton Neves. Burnquist features Og in a the documentary "The Reality of Bob Burquist". As Burnquist puts it, Souza became a skateboarder "to get from point a to point b".

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