The ageless allure of Ishod Wair continues to enthrall us every year. Does he ever grow old? Will he ever grow up? Does he need to? In Populist for the second time, Ishod has proven year after year that one of skateboarding’s most valuable qualities is its malleability. It’s ripe for improvisation—if the mood strikes you, skate vert—and this is why you likely won’t see Ishod do the same trick twice in one session (he’s always a wild card in Street League for this reason). Ishod’s enthusiasm shines through. Perpetually drenched in sweat, he can barely contain himself—skating like he has to do every trick right now. Ishod embodies the joy of skateboarding.