Ryan Decenzo is in the Business of Having Fun
To Ryan Decenzo each moment of each week is spent building an international career as a skateboarder.
What exactly does this entail? Let’s start with the great stuff: skating as one of the best, constant filming, team trips around Europe, grabbing podium finishes at Dew Tour and X Games, and competing with the top skaters at Street League. Then, the mostly good stuff: finding new spots, connecting with fellow area pros, traveling, and helping out the generation below you. Then, the lames: taxes and the organization of receipts, sending invoices, booking travel, making sure your health insurance is updated, healing up from injuries, and navigating the politics of an industry that can be surprisingly intense.
For Ryan, the best days still have always been the classics. “Man, there’s nothing I like better than coming home from a big trip – getting my homefront dialed back in – and then going for a super session with my bro and my friends – just getting stoked on what one another are doing, and how we’ve progressed since we’ve been away. That’s still the best.”
Have fun working, Ryan. We know you’ve still got the best job in the world.
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