Ride the Lightning

See David González Shred Guitar, Pull Tricks, Talk Metal Influence on Skating

In the premiere episode of "Ride the Lightning" — our series dedicated to profiling standout skateboarders — we meet up with Colombian-born prodigy David González, who escaped his violent, chaotic upbringing in Medellín to become Thrasher Magazine's 2012 Skater of the Year. Watch as González takes us to some of his favorite skate spots near his Long Beach, California, home, shreds riffs with his thrash band RattBlack and talks about how heavy metal is inextricably linked to his skating style.