It’s a rare thing these days, in the age of the Internet and all, when you can honestly say an amateur skater paid his dues to earn what he’s got, but for Nick Garcia, there’s nothing truer than that. Skating his ass off, and getting noticed the old fashioned way … Nick caught the eye of Element pro, Chad Tim Tim, skating in his native Long Beach, and put in work on tour and on the streets to earn his rightful spot on the pro team.