Dream Team: May 2003

Being big means more than one thing. Imagine that.

We say this with all certainty because of your picks for this month’s Dream Teamers, the tremendous gentlemen of the All Big-Man Team. Some of these fellas have the height, some have the big muscles, some have the width, stand-up steeze, and lank, but only a few are out-and-out giants—people you’d confidently label “big men.”

Oh, well.

I suppose it’s true that all of these maple-flexing Andres possess at least one of the massive attributes associated with the Big & Tall crowd—proof found on the trail of pulverized bearings, trucks, and flat-spotted wheels they’ve left behind. And now, looking at the roster, it’s clear that even the shorter and skinnier of these immense skaters have contributed plenty for us average folk to gawk at as we struggle awkwardly around the lower portions of the measuring stick.

Thanks guys, and don’t forget about the little people.

All Big-Man Team

Brian Anderson
Andrew Reynolds
Arto Saari
Tony Hawk
Mike Vallely

Jamie Thomas
Heath Kirchart
Ron Whaley
Kenny Hughes
Neil Blender

The Dream Team after this one is an exclusive bunch, to be sure.

Locals only.

It’s the All Local-Hero Team, and it’s your chance to flex your underaged democratic muscle.

A couple things, though. He or she shouldn’t be a pro. That’s too easy. Also, your local hero should possess a few positive qualities found in every standout native son/daughter—exceptional competency, an ability to bring new people into the fold, and an unconditional love of skateboarding.

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