By Tom Sharpe
They jumped, twisted, turned and occasionally fell—eliciting groans from their parents, who huddled under the scant shade around the parking lot.
The competition was run like a game of basketball "horse"—with competitors trying to match tricks to win another letter as they tried to spell "skate."
Below: "Gerardo Guzman, 17, of Santa Fe practices his jumps Saturday outside Warehouse 21 during Skateploitation!, a skate competition presented by SWAIA and Apache Skateboards." (Luis Sanchez-Saturno/The New Mexican)