WORDS: Stu Gomez // Backside flip photo: Ben Colen
Tyler “Manchild” Pacheco
Hometown: Saugus, California
Setup: 8.125” Girl, Independent Trucks 139, 54mm OJ Wheels, Bronson Bearings, Oldies Griptape, Graveyard Hardware, Lakai Griffin
Manchild’s adrenaline-fueled part in Lakai’s The Flare had everyone talking this year. His balls-out approach is extremely stylish, but his intuition for trick selection makes every clip that much more impressive. With his switch noseblunt slide at Grant’s Tomb in NYC, Manchild effectively laid that spot to rest.