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Robbie Weir Returns to the Ramp

T he line from Field of Dreams has been quoted so much it’s lost its meaning: “If you build it, they will come.” But this saying is absolutely true for Robbie Weir and his backyard skating ramp. The Florida Hall of Fame skateboarder’s life story has been chronicled

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Robbie Weir

C rashed, Burned, and Recovered. The splinters were so big that Robbie could see them from the top of the ten-foot-high ramp. Despite his kneepads, he knew the wrong fall on the half-pipe would shred his legs. Still, he had to practice for a couple of hours every day before a

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Skateboard Hero

K ick-Flips His Way Into Hall of Fame There’s really no better honor in life than landing the cover of New Times, as local skateboard legend Robby Weir did two and a half years ago, but we suppose in his line of work, being inducted into the Florida Skateboarding

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Grind On Me

W est Coast skaters like Stacy Peralta get the credit for inventing the modern version of the pastime, their efforts memorialized in films like Lords of Dogtown and Dogtown and Z-Boys. But Miami native Robbie Weir says East Coast skateboarders (such as himself and Hollywood’s Alan “Ollie” Gelfand) deserve props as well,

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