Loud one, Fred Smith was the first pro skateboarder I ever met. I was 12 years old and skating the Cambridge Bowl--13 foot transitions, kinked to 3 feet of vert. Blender just put this photo of him up on Facebook. So rad. Freddie ran the Skate Hut in Providence, RI. He was the one that dubbed me "wonder boy" one day when I walked in to skate. It took me years to live that one down.