So sad. Dylan Rieder tragically passed away at the young age of 28 on Oct. 12, after a grueling two-year long battle with leukemia. The pro skateboarder will definitely leave behind an impressive legacy, having wowed with his epic moves throughout the years. Check out the star shredding here!
Our hearts are broken after learning that Dylan Rieder tragically passed away on Oct. 12, at only 28-years-old. The skateboard legend and model had been privately battling cancer for the last year, before he sadly succumbed to complications cause by the debilitating disease. He first hopped on a board at just nine years old, quickly learning to navigate it with skill and agility, eventually going pro for Alien Workshop by 18. With his explosive moves and crazy confidence, he eventually was in a league of his own. Check out Dylan’s epic moves below:
1.) Transworld Skateboarding’s A Time To Shine.
Dylan absolutely slayed for his breakout part in Transworld Skateboarding in 2006, cruising down a flight of stairs with ease. Whether he’s doing an ollie, performing an epic flip at the top of a ramp or gaining major speed, he did so with grace and swag!
2.) Park Footage
Dylan seemed especially comfortable indoors, able to execute the most difficult of moves with flawless precision. It’s obvious that he was very gifted. He previously revealed that skateboarding was his “life,” during an interview with Hypebeast. “There’s a bit more work ethic to it now, which can take away from the origin of why I started skateboarding in the first place a little bit.”
3.) Mind Field
No obstacle course was too much for Dylan, as he would take on practically any challenge. In the clip called Mine Field, he navigates a skate park, grinding on the rails and jumping over trees like it’s no big deal. The skateboard legend was obviously brave, wearing no protective gear as he soared high into the air. Talk about fearlessness!
4.) Tre Flips
Just in case you didn’t know, Dylan brought his A-game when it came to the move “tre flips,” which is when a skateboard does a 360, the rider must pop shove it and do a kick flip at the same time — while also landing on the board. Luckily, he spilled all the tea on how to master it.
5.) Skateboard Mag Feature
In Dylan’s interview with The Skateboard Mag, he revealed his future plans for skate-culture. “Now is a time when skateboarding needs a transition. I appreciate everything Adidas and Nike do for skateboarding, and they pay some of these dudes really good money where they’ll be retiring off it, but how long is that going to last? Now is the time to be supporting skateboarding companies again.” We’re so impressed by his dreams and incredibly saddened by his untimely death.
HollywoodLifers, how amazing are Dylan’s epic skateboarding moves?! Let us know!