It’s a great feeling when a friend has a turn of good fortune. But it’s especially satisfying when somebody who we’ve all been rooting for finally gets recognized after years of hard work. Kevin Coakley is one of those rare few that has fans and supporters spanning from the east coast and into the west. Fans of not only his talents on a skateboard, but also of his overall demeanor as a generally nice and likable person. That’s why I think his finally turning pro for Traffic is having such strong reverberations around the world of underground skateboarding, because we were all rooting for him. Kevin’s debut pro boards just released from Traffic this week and Thrasher just released his brand new pro part online today. Check it out and get some inspiration for your weekend shred.