Hard work really does pays off. I think every kid dreams about having a skatepark in their backyard, but rarely does that translate to reality. Manny Santiago is one of today’s hardest working skaters and has been for years now. Coming up from Lowell, Massachusetts he would take trips with friends all over to skate. As he started to come up, he learned how to market himself well and steadily posted to his Manny Slays All blog. Nowadays, he is on the Street League tour and started a board company with long time friend Brett Conti. With all of that going on, time management becomes an issue so having the luxury of a backyard skatepark is not only a dream come true, but a necessity to be able to skate as much as possible.