As Austin finishes his flying circus act around the bowl, Coker and Johnson are watching too. "Fuck," Coker says, "Youth is wasted on the young."

Craig Johnson rose to the top of Dallas’ underground skate scene in the ’80s. Now he reconnects with the rest of the old punks each week at the Guapo Skillz Center, a private skatepark in the Cedars.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF NEWTON
Craig Johnson rose to the top of Dallas’ underground skate scene in the ’80s. Now he reconnects with the rest of the old punks each week at the Guapo Skillz Center, a private skatepark in the Cedars.
Craig Johnson rose to the top of Dallas’ underground skate scene in the ’80s. Now he reconnects with the rest of the old punks each week at the Guapo Skillz Center, a private skatepark in the Cedars.
Patrick Michels
Craig Johnson rose to the top of Dallas’ underground skate scene in the ’80s. Now he reconnects with the rest of the old punks each week at the Guapo Skillz Center, a private skatepark in the Cedars.

"I'm hobbling through my life, but I come here, these motherfuckers aren't saying 'You're 45, what are you doing riding a skateboard?'" Johnson says. "I'll come in, do a kick-ass fucking backside grind and I'll say goodnight. That's it."

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