asmith photos: Nick Merlino

Words and Photo: Aaron Smith

Nick Merlino is pretty damn good. This day started off like most days in LA where you don’t really have a spot in mind but go and check things out anyways. Normally people get tricks in mind that they want to do and then come back to the spots they checked out. Not Nick however. This was the last spot of the day and he really wanted to “jump”. We took him to this pretty big double set. He rolled up a few times and then hauled ass and ollied it first try. The ollie seems so scary I couldn’t imagen trying anything else. He ended up switch flipping this thing twice. Both times were perfect. Since the double set is at a park, little kids kept coming over and watching. The girls on the right look funny because they were eating crazy colored ice cream. They were stoked when he did it.

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