Not many of us truly knows the feeling of real struggle. Many of us love to complain about struggling, but having to sit in traffic every now and then, not having as many followers on social media or not having enough right to warrant copping that pair of new Filling Pieces is not struggling. Being brought into this world with a birth defect that resulted in a deformed right leg, and having nothing but “skate or die” as your daily mantra is real struggle. For French skateboarder Clement Zannini, that is his struggle, and what did he do with his predicament? He told life to fuck itself in the butt, and skated anyway.
I am 100% about skateboarding. I don’t give a fuck about something else.
Thanks to filmmaker Felix Loechel and production company DOUGH Studios, we get a glimpse at the remarkable strength and tenacity Zannini has to be able to live out his one passion in life. As Zannini puts it, “I am 100% about skateboarding. I don’t give a fuck about something else.” And while many with two natural legs struggle to even pop an ollie, the young man with the bionic leg is grinding and kickflipping like it ain’t no nothing. Check out Loechel’s video, titled Hurdle, in the jump above.