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HOLY F%C&!NG $#!T! Sorry, I had to have a little bit of a freak out moment just now. But I have a good reason for it! I just heard word from Skate that there's an all new Fernando Yuppie video out! Yes! That's right. If you know who Fernando Yuppie is, you've probably already stopped reading and clicked the link, and you're lost in his amazing talent and skill. If you don't know who he is, let me fill you in young grasshopper.

To start, Fernando Yuppie is a tech sliding god. What is tech sliding? In short, it's sliding around, a lot, on a skateboard, using hard wheels. But a deep and slightly philosophical definition? It's total board control, in a state of absolute serenity where you and the board are one, through the rocking and wild concrete waves of the city. Too much? I thought so too...

Tech sliding involves rocking a double kick setup, and perfectly executing as many slides as possible. Tech sliding is most popular in cities with very steep hills, but not necessarily the longest roads. Brazil (Brasil* for all of our South American friends, we got chu) is one of the most popular countries for Tech Sliding. And thus, reigning from the country that gave us Pele, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho, has given us Fernando Yuppie. Here's a 3 video crash course to put you up to speed.

In short, Fernando is a badass. He paved the way for downhill skateboarding, and has in some form or another, influenced your style. Make sure you check out the Skate article to get a peek at his new video.

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