Dan Mancina is Teaching the Vision Impaired to Skate


Photos by Andrew Peters, video filmed & edited by Han-Su Kim, additional filming by Tommy Paz.

Skateboarding is hard. It’s even harder when you can’t see.

Dan Mancina lost his eyesight at the age of 23 due to a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Rather than quit skating, Dan adapted and virtually relearned everything, using his cane as a guide.

Now, he’s teaching other vision impaired people to skate. Mancina partnered with adidas Skateboarding and the Braille Institute for a workshop in Los Angeles to share his story, inspire the youth, and get kids rollin’ for the very first time. Pretty damn inspiring, if you ask us.

Watch the video above and scroll the photos below for the best shit you’ll see all day.

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