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Aaron Peterson is always complaining that no one will pick him up to skate, and he is right, because he basically lives in China. Jeph Howard was always his ride, but Jeph moved to Florida, so now Aaron skates his home rail until we remember to pick him up or skate in his area. We were going to Duluth to skate for the day, and China just happens to be on the way to Duluth, so we scooped Aaron up. Since the summer before when we went to this spot, I really wanted Aaron to backslide this rail for a photo. Once in Duluth we skated all day, and a lot went down. It seemed like everyone wanted to party so badly that we would just head back to Minneapolis without getting the shot, but Aaron was down for one last stop. That was when he did this beautiful Backslide to fakie. Then we went to the liquor store and made the drive back to Minneapolis (I was driving and didn’t drink, that would be careless). The lighting was pretty stock, but the trick totally carried it. And that’s how this went down. – John Haynes