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Published on August 23, 2012
By Jonah Lowenfeld
Published on August 31, 2011
In high school, Avi Greenberg sometimes spent eight hours a day skateboarding. He kept a board in his school locker, and he wore through them quickly, sometimes as many as five in a month.
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