The Justin Sommer Story follows the journey of a young skater from Berlin who had to overcome adversity to achieve his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder. Born in Berlin, Justin had to learn the ropes from his older friends and navigate the tough streets. After getting sponsored by Radio Skateboards, which was a turning point in his life, Justin fell into the party scene. Despite this setback, he never lost sight of his true passion, skateboarding. Eventually, he left Radio for an opportunity to skate for Santa Cruz Skateboards. As he grew up and matured, he turned pro and achieved his life long dream. This is a story of determination, hard work, and the power of skateboarding to change lives. Don’t miss this inspiring documentary about one of the most talented skaters in the world.

True Grit: Produced by Joe Perrin & Trevar Cushing.
Edited by Tyler Lodzinski & Joe Perrin

00:00 Introduction
02:00 Alexanderplatz
04:21 Ring Park
05:51 Raised by the streets
08:08 Progression
08:33 More Stairs
09:48 Getting on Radio
12:59 Intro to Santa Cruz
15:06 Santa Cruz!
17:38 Party Time
21:34 Back on board
23:40 Turning Pro!
26:17 Outro – Wonderkind from Berlin

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Santa Cruz Skateboards, located in Santa Cruz California, was established in 1973 by then owners, Richard Novak, Doug Haut and Jay Shuirman who founded NHS Inc. Santa Cruz Skateboards has long been revered as one of the original skateboard companies that has not only survived over the years, but contributed to the innovation and modernization of skateboards and skateboarding. From the beginning, ‘TIL THE END.

Santa Cruz Skateboards Team: Blake Johnson, Devin Flynn, Emmanuel Guzman, Eric Dressen, Erick Winkowski, Fabiana Delfino, Henry Gartland, Rob Pace, Jake Wooten, Jereme Knibbs, Justin Sommer, Kevin Braun, Maurio McCoy, Steve Alba, Tom Asta, Tom Knox, & Yndiara Asp

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