Josiah Gatlyn “Oblivious” Part

 

A few, well mainly seven years ago Josiah Gatlyn was an up and comer , slowly but steadily making his mark on the skateboarding scene and looked like one of the hottest prospects for the future. Having properly established himself with rising to the challenge of The Berrics Bang Yo Self competition, finishing as one of the respectable runners up, then claiming a place to be starting to get hooked up by Zero skateboards, everything seemed to be going up and up, better and better for Gatlyn. During the stint on Zero, for some reason or another, Josiah seemed to just disappear. Then about a year ago, a random comment on Youtube appeared from him, saying that he had become disillusioned with the skateboard industry and that’s why he pretty much had enough, finding himself having to live in his own truck! He left all this behind to eventually become a successful animator. Josiah was a real talent, as this unreleased footage shows and who can blame him for leaving it all behind? You’ve gotta do what you gotta do as the saying goes, and if your dream ends up in you being technically homeless, is it really worth it all anyway?! It’s a shame we’ll never see new footage of him again, but lets just enjoy how good he actually was!

 

 

See what Josiah is up to in life after skateboarding by following him on Instagram !

 

 

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