Pool skating has long hinged on abandoned houses and perfect timing, but few times have been as good as now, in the wake of a credit crunch and housing foreclosures that pried Californian homes from would-be owners’ hands and left them deserted for skaters to come and go. Watch as Chet Childress and Fresno locals make the best of a bad situation.

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