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The long ride: Q&A with father and son longboarders Mike and Greg Paproski

Like many twelve-year-olds, Greg Paproski likes to board. But unlike most of those twelve-year-olds, he's focused on longboarding -- and spending the summer competing in races. With the help of his new sponsor, Dregs Skateboards, he's "hit" (longboard lingo for competed) three races in the North American Downhill Series: the Vernon DH (Downhill 8) in Vernon, British Columbia; the Grand Prix of New York in Windham, New York and the Maryhill Festival of Speed in Goldendale, Washington. He currently ranks number one in his region and third in the world of the Junior Division ages eight through thirteen of the International Gravity Sports Association.

As Greg and his father, Mike, prepare for Colorado's big international race, the Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill, we met up with them at one of Greg's favorite shops, BOARDLife, to talk about longboarding.

See Also: -- Go Skateboarding Day: 303 ways to skate down a set of stairs -- Denver Urban Assault Ride -- Top ten people who resembled their scooters at Mile High Mayhem 15 -- What type of Wash Park fitness weirdo are you?

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Natalie Gonzalez