The skater who lost his vision, but not his passion. | Out of Frame w/ Dan Mancina

Prepare to be amazed, as we meet up with a skater who lost his vision, but never his passion.
Imagine that one day, at a young age, you’re told that something was wrong with your vision. Like a race against time, each day your vision deteriorates a little bit more until one day you wake up and, like that, your sight is gone. That’s exactly what happened to Dan Mancina, a skateboarder from Livonia, Michigan, just outside of Detroit.

How does someone skate when they’re blind? Simply put, at first, Mancina didn’t.

Grappling with the anxiety, fear and depression that accompanied his loss of vision, Mancina set aside his board, thinking that skating was part of his former life. He moved forward, doing everything he thought he should be doing as a blind person, but still felt a huge void.

That all changed one day when Mancina decided to film some random video clips of him doing things that he thought other people would assume blind people couldn’t do. One of those clips being of him skateboarding.

He posted the clip, it went viral, and he hasn’t put his board down since.

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INCA SKATE TRAIL: A rugged trip from Lima to Machu Picchu. | Episode 1

Join a skate trip to discover the unique spots and local skaters connected by the ancient Inca road system linking modern-day Peru and Bolivia! Milton Martinez, Madars Apse, Thaynan Costa and Angelo Caro ripped the rugged streets from Lima to La Paz, home of the world’s highest skatepark. As well as putting on a heavy demo and skating with the locals, the squad experienced the awe-inspiring Inca ruins. Battling altitude sickness and wild weather this was a skate trip which challenged and rewarded our intrepid shrednauts in equal measures!

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FROZEN SKATE FUN: Skateboarding a spinning ice carousel.

Roope Tonteri and Jaakko Ojanen skate mini ramp transitions on an spinning ice carousel. You may already be familiar with the crazed wanderings of Tonteri’s travelling mini-ramp. The Finnish snowboarder has resolved the quandary of ‘nice ramp, shame about the neighbourhood’ by bringing his own ramp to just about wherever his heart may roam.

High in the treeline or floated out across a lily-pond lake, and now onto the ice floes of a dead Finnish winter, Tonteri’s mini ramps are a thing of wonder. For full effect, they cut a massive disc out of the ice using chainsaws so that the ramp could gently spin to catch the wilderness panorama while they skated

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Skating the Icelandic roads with Josh Matthews, Madars Apse and crew. Part 2

At over 1300km’s long, Icelands ring road circles the breath taking landscape of this unique country. From the blue lagoon and Reykjavik to the east fjords and magical sun that never seems to set, the ring road is the perfect path through an enchanting country. Join Josh Matthews, Madars Apse, Tyler Bledsoe, Kevin Terpening and Dan Plunket as they scour the island for spots to skate and sights to see.

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