On SI.com: From SI's July 22, 2013 issue


No fear in the Big Easy: For western New York native Zack Carpenter, living and skateboarding freely within New Orleans' rougher neighborhoods was no big deal. Sadly, the young skateboarder, whose friends feared he was too trusting, lost his life to a botched armed robbery. Richard O'Brien has more on Carpenter's tragic story and what he meant to the burgeoning skateboarding community in New Orleans.

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