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Matt "Popcorn" Elieff
Weapon of Choice: Skate
Hometown: Pasadena, California

Born and raised in South Pasadena California I grew up eating, breathing, and sleeping skateboarding. I always had skateboards around but never really got into it until I was about 12 years old. I was stoked on everything from a proper waxed up curb to a sidewalk street bump. When I was 14 I entered myself in the California Amateur Skateboard League (C.A.S.L.) and started skating competitions. I had my parents drag me all across Southern California till I was able to get me drivers license and then it was on. When I was 15 I got my first sponsor, BACON Skateboards, which I still ride for today. I was skating every park I could find and shooting photos and taking video with some of my close friends. I finally found that my favorite thing to skate was pools, so that's what I did. I spent much of high school searching, draining, and skating pools. It was just more fun than what any park had to offer at the time. I also spent a lot of time in the mid-west where I found the glory of indoor spots. With the winters beings so long and harsh, those guys found a way to still shred and it gave me a whole different perspective on the passion to skate. Currently I reside in Northern California where I am finishing up a Mechanical Engineering degree and plan to move back to Southern California soon. Additionally, I ride for VRTU clothing Bacon Skateboards.

 

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