Arto Saari

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French Fred was behind the camera when some of the most important skate videos like ├ęS's "Menikmati" and Flip's "Sorry." were filmed. Now he is sharing that footage with the world. The teaser for Thrasher's new series "Behind the French Fred Scenes" just went up and it shows some of the crazy moments from the early 2000s featuring Eric Koston, Arto Saari, Geoff Rowley, Ali Boulala, and lots of others.

There is life after skateboarding. Arto Saari is a legend in the skateboard community and has now emerged as one of the most sought after skate photographers. Even though he could just take selfies of his own tricks, Saari focuses his lens on other skaters. Saari recently traveled with the Oakley team to snap photos of Ryan Sheckler, Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg, and Curren Caples in Australia. Understandably, he couldn't resist hopping on boad for a couple of sessions himself.

New York City's best amateur skateboarders came out in full force for Transworld and WeSC's Come Up Tour at Coleman Park in the Lower East Side. Battling for a chance to get onto the pages of Transworld Skateboarding magazine and the potential pro career that can follow, the city's top undiscovered talent did not disappoint. Tim and the dose crew were there to bring you the day's best skating from winners Andrew Valencia (1st), Steven Farmer (2nd) and Tyshawn Jones (3rd), and appearances from pros Arto Saari, Dylan Rieder, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson and Oscar Meza.

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