In 1983 I left skateboarding forever. But just a few years earlier, I was a sponsored skater (team Santa Cruz) preparing for a world contest. (...) When my leg was finally ready, I rejoined the skate world only to find I’d phase-shifted into an alternative universe. Freestyle had vanished, and so had the women. (...) In just a few years I went from training for a top championship to the skateboard equivalent of the Fake Geek Girl. PAT MCGEE ARTICLE.