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At over 70 years outdated, José Antonio Muñoz not does the tips he used to check out on a skateboard when he was a young person, however each time he goes to a contest, his youngsters ask him to decelerate a bit and settle for the boundaries that age imposes on him. He remembers taking place Madrid's Calle de la Academia – which runs from the Retiro to the Prado Museum – doing a handstand on his board and dodging cones. “Now I have to go down with my feet on the board and I get a little scared. My body reacts differently now,” he says. Of course, again then, he would arrive on a Sunday at 9 within the morning and begin stretching and doing preparatory workouts. Now he will get straight on the skate. The store took up a variety of coaching time. Because in 1975 Muñoz opened Caribbean, a pioneering store promoting skateboards in Spain and surfboards in Madrid, which additionally turned a primary cease within the nation for brand spanking new manufacturers and clothes and has even developed its personal line of merchandise.

Doc Caribbean (Colectivo Bruxista) is the ebook by which Hugo Clemente concurrently portrays the determine of Muñoz —the Doc Caribbean comes from the movie Return to the longer terma couple of Halloween night time when she appeared to skate along with her hair teased and a white coat—, reconstructs the historical past of skateboarding in Spain and attracts the traces to know the essence of that tradition on wheels.

Muñoz's is a life story linked to a ardour that he transmits orally – studying his recollections is like sliding alongside him – and successfully – it spreads with equal depth to these round him. A path of audacity by which he has dared to launch himself first down the ramps earlier than which the doubts of the remaining loomed. A journey with distinctive moments. The return house on a skateboard on the night time of the coup d'état in 1981, for instance. Or each second he has loved using a skateboard. Also these which are but to come back.

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