Music can either “soothe the savage beast” or inspire some to do unspeakable acts. For skaters, it fires our blood and gives us extra motivation even as the session comes to a close. Whenever you see Keegan Sauder skate, it is as if he is skating to his own soundtrack. There is a bounce just before he goes for a trick and a rhythm to how he moves. Watching him skate familiar territory can be likened to a musician playing an old standard. While familiar, it is the subtle changes and moments of improvisation that make each rendition/run different. After recently spending many rainy S.F. days coming off an ankle surgery, he’s just started to be able to skate around and get that old-time feeling back. Part of his rehabilitation has been lengthy bike rides across the Golden Gate Bridge at 6am as well as skating the hills of the city. Never one to rest for long, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more from this fine lad in the coming months.
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