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Back in the day, when someone would start a company, the M.O. was like: get some cash together, some investors or whatever, go to a distribution company or a place that already does this thing, then they put up half, and basically you’re a little bit in debt to a larger entity that is a part of the system. And a lot of people were taken advantage of because of that system. Like Ed Templeton, for example, he doesn’t really own Toy Machine, which is a tragedy. That system is antiquated now.

With Sci-Fi, of course I used my notoriety as a skateboarder, but I just spent like $300 and started an Instagram. People online were starting to notice it, and then people on the street would be like, what is that? That’s how I marketed it. I see a lot of companies are like, “Ok, dropping spring 2025!” and all this dramatic preparation, and I wanted to do the opposite. Just make a few things and sneak it into photos.

Anyways, to answer your question, it’s really about accessibility and the internet and how much people want new stuff. It’s insane. This company has made me realize how much shit people wanna buy. It's fucking crazy. But yeah, the old platform, those gatekeepers are dead. You don’t have to fuck with them anymore. You can just create an instagram and you have a company. It’s pretty awesome. It also creates a lot of crap, because everyone’s trying to do something and theres a lot of static out there. But if you have a good idea and you have taste and kinda know what you’re doing, just a little bit, you can do pretty good.

Another result of those old gatekeepers being gone or no longer relevant is that brands like yours and some others can now be found in places like Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony, and it doesn’t seem like that would have happened under the old model.

Skating and that type of fashion has always had a relationship, whether skating likes it or not. Those types of stores like Dover Street and Opening Ceremony, they’re just really ears-to-the-ground type places. They just want to support it, so that’s great. Skating cannot be contained in a tiny little bubble forever. And I’m not really advocating for it one way or another because I’m really more of a traditionalist when it comes to skating. But once you put your brand on the Internet, it’s just out there, and you can choose where your stuff goes. But I don’t have a problem with it at all. They’re very selective, so why not? I sell to skate shops, too. I have nothing against it.

What are your feelings about growing and expanding? Any interest in making boards and putting together a team?

I do have plans for Sci-Fi, but at the same time, I like how much freedom there is. I decide when growth happens or doesn’t happen. I like that it’s small and I like that it’s rare. I’m not trying to blow it out, because that’s always been something at companies that really bugs me. Like every company I’ve ever skated for, they answer to this higher corporate power, so there’s just this constant demand from people who only see numbers. All that forced expansion creates an environment and culture where creativity and pushing any kind of limits comes second to the dollar. Which is very annoying to me because my ideas were rejected because of this system. And I don’t have that anymore. I can literally put anything on anything and I can do small numbers. That was another thing that was annoying—I’d say, “Can we just make 50 of these?” and it was like, “No, we have to make 50 billion of em.” I don’t want to do that. I just want to make something that’s special. So I’m kinda cagey to the idea of making Sci-fi this huge thing. I like that it’s personal. But that’s not to say I won’t do more. I have a lot of ideas for the future. It’s just going at its own pace.

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Jerry Hsu
American Skateboarder
39 years old

Full Name
Jerry Hsu
Birth date
December 17, 1981
Birth Place
San Jose
Net Worth
$100,000 – $1M
Martial Status
5′ 7″
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Jerry Hsu was born on a Thursday, December 17, 1981 in San Jose. His birth name is Jerry Hsu and she is currently 39 years old. People born on December 17 fall under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. His zodiac animal is Rooster.

Jerry Hsu is an American professional skateboarder and photographer. He was described by professional skateboarder and longtime friend Marc Johnson as a “cool breeze” in 2013.

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Photo: Ray Potes for GQ.

GQ, the magazine for true gentlemen, ran an interview with Nazi Gold’s Jerry Hsu this morning and it lays it all out on the table. Hsu has never been one to pull punches—he’s characteristically honest about how he found himself without sponsors—and this piece makes for a very enlightening read. Here’s how Hsu explains the origin of the name “Sci-Fi Fantasy”:

“First of all, it’s a genre that I love. And the words just sound good and they look good together. But the name actually came from my wife: she gave me a notebook and said, write down a bunch of names and see what happens. So I did that.”

Read Hsu’s full interview with Noah Johnson here.


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Jerry Hsu

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Nickname(s)The Asian Elvis[1]
Born (1981-12-17) December 17, 1981 (age 39)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

Jerry Hsu (born December 17, 1981[2]) is a Taiwanese-Americanskateboarder, photographer and currently owner of clothing company "Sci-Fi Fantasy". As of October 2018, Hsu does not have pro status in skateboarding anymore and has no sponsors.[3]

Early life[edit]

As of 2007, Hsu's family home remains located in San Jose, California, United States (U.S.). Hsu's family is originally from Taiwan,[4] and his parents speak both English and Mandarin Chinese.[5] Hsu explained in 2010 that his Chinese-language fluency is akin to a "third grader."[4]

Hsu started skateboarding in the early 1990s and he explained what he was attracted by in a 2013 interview: "I remember the reason I started skating was because I saw these kids with green hair and big pants and they looked so stupid, and I wanted to be that."[6] His mother brought home a discarded concrete parking block during his early period of skateboarding and he later regarded the gesture as "very thoughtful."[7]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

1996–2001: Maple, The Storm and Tilt Mode Army[edit]

Hsu's first skateboard deck sponsor was Maple, where he was a team member alongside Johnson, who facilitated his recruitment,[6] Louie Barletta, Chad Bartie, and Chad Knight, among others.[8] After he joined Maple, Hsu appeared in a promotional video for the northern California retail outlet NC Board Shop's clothing line, called "NC Clothing,"[9] alongside other sponsored riders, such as Gershon Mosely and Pancho Moler. Released in 1996, Montage runs for a duration of 30 minutes and also indicates that Hsu was sponsored by a brand named "Sutters" at the time.[10]

The first Maple advertisement announcing Hsu's professional status with the brand was published in 1999, when he was 17 years old, and featured the tag line: "Not another brick in the wall."[11][8] Hsu appeared in the 1999 Maple video Black Cat, which also featured Johnson and Barletta.[12] Around the same period, Hsu was first sponsored by the Osiris Shoes company, which had rebranded itself after it was first launched as "Evol Casuals" during the preceding two years.[13]

Although he was not yet a professional for Osiris, Hsu appeared in the 1999 Osiris video The Storm. His video part garnered attention for a never-before-seen trick that became known as a "Storm flip," in which the skateboarder performs a "nollie hardflip," combined with a 180-degree body rotation and "late flip" (a nollie trick is executed at the front end of the skateboard).[14] In a May 2013 interview, Hsu explained that he is still asked to perform the trick on a frequent basis, but he tries not to perform Storm flips, as they are "too busy" and he feels embarrassed. Hsu also said that he enjoyed this time period with Osiris, as he was able to constantly travel, including international trips, and participate in the benefits that the company was reaping from market success.[7]

Hsu membership of the Tilt Mode Army was first revealed in 2000 with the release of the inaugural TMA video Tilt Mode!. Described as a group of skateboarder friends from the San Jose, California area, TMA's membership also consists of Johnson, Barletta, Matt Eversole, Steve Caballero, and Jose Rojo.[15]

2002–2006: enjoi and Bag Of Suck[edit]

Prior the dissolution of Maple, Hsu joined the enjoi company, which had been started by Johnson, who recruited both Barletta and Hsu, as they were all close friends at the time. Hsu explained that Johnson was primarily interested in Barletta to begin with, but Hsu was later included as part of a "package deal."[7] Regarding Hsu's recruitment, Johnson said in a 2013 interview: "We stole the fuck out of this guy."[16]

Commencement on the production of the inaugural full-length enjoi video commenced after Johnson's departure in 2003. Entitled Bag Of Suck, the video was released in 2006 and features a two-section part from Hsu as the conclusion. With a duration of just under eight minutes,[17] the first section of the part is accompanied by Cass McCombs's "Sacred Heart", while Sonic Youth's cover version of The Carpenters' song "Superstar" is used for the second section.[18] Hsu also joined the Ricta skateboard wheel team during the same year.[19]

2007–2012: Emerica, "Epicly Later'd" and Stay Gold[edit]

Following the notability and success from Bag Of Suck, Hsu underwent significant sponsorship changes, leaving WeSC clothing and Osiris for Emerica, which offered him both a shoe and apparel deal, in 2007—the tag line "GuessHsu?" was used in the promotional material.[20][21][22] Hsu revealed in a September 2012 online interview, for the RIDE Channel's "Weekend Buzz" series, that he was offered a sponsorship deal with Nike, Inc. following the end of his contract with Osiris; however, Hsu declined the offer in favor of Emerica, due to the effect of a questionnaire that he was emailed as part of the recruitment process:

I was asked if I would want to … well, I was sent, like, a email questionnaire, that was like pre-written. Like it seemed just like it was this pre-written thing, towards … like it was totally impersonal. It was, ah, like, "What do you like about Nike? What do you think you can bring to Nike? What like, ah, blah, blah, blah, blah, bah. Like I don't even know if it was, like, a serious consideration that I could ride for them, but, yeah, when I read that thing, like, this was kinda, like, if this is their deal, then I don't really, I'm not really into it.[23]

The Vice web video series "Epicly Later'd" published its "Jerry Hsu" episode in May 2007, which is hosted and created by Hsu's friend Patrick O'dell, who was previously a staff photographer at Thrasher Magazine. Hsu received attention after the episode was released, as Hsu shows O'dell his family home—including footage of his parents—and VHS footage of Hsu skateboarding at the age of 13 years, leading O'dell to use the description "child prodigy." Johnson is also interviewed by O'dell and his high regard for Hsu is obvious:

The way that Jerry [Hsu] lives his life is, like, he lives it on his own terms. He wears what he wants to wear, he sleeps when wants to sleep—he does whatever he wants to do. And, when you're in a "business" situation, they either don't like that because they can't do that, or, they don't like that because it's not marketable, or whatever. He's kind of like an "old soul" … He's the guy that's younger than you and you look up to him.[11]

Hsu released his first signature shoe with Emerica, the "Hsu" (including a lowtop variation that was released at a later stage, named the "Hsu Low"), in 2008.[24] Hsu was then sponsored by the MOB skateboard griptape brand in early 2010.[25]

Hsu followed up his first Emerica shoe with the "Hsu 2 Fusion" in 2011, which is a mid-top design that incorporates the Sole Technology invention, "STI Fusion Technology" (Sole Technology is the parent company of Emerica).[26] Hsu explained in a corresponding promotional video that he prefers the mid-top design because it provides him with ankle protection.[27]

The fourth TMA video, Bonus Round, was released in 2009 and also featured other enjoi riders, such as Caswell Berry, Nestor Judkins and Clark Hassler.[28] The following year, Hsu then appeared in his first-ever Emerica full-length video, Stay Gold, for which he skated solely in switch stance during a period in which he sustained significant injuries.[29]Stay Gold filmer Jon Miner identified Hsu's part as one of the most difficult aspects of the video's production in a 2011 interview:

There were a number of challenges, the ones that came closer to the deadline stand out the most just because of the level of stress. Jerry Hsu's constant knee/ankle injuries and what direction to take his part in was a pretty heavy one. Jerry went through hell to film that part, He got ankle surgery and two or three knee surgeries. He skated switch because he didn't have the strength in his knee to skate regular. That's how good Jerry is; he filmed an amazing part on a bad knee going the wrong way.[29]

2013–2017: Leaves Enjoi and joins Chocolate[edit]

New York La La La, a fashion video directed by Aaron Rose and featuring Hsu, was published on the Nowness website on September 25, 2013. Alongside fellow professional skateboarders Austyn Gillette and Josh Harmony, Hsu was dressed in designer garments for the short film, and a portrait of the three was photographed by L'Officiel Hommes editor André Saraiva.[30]

In September 2013, Hsu announced his departure from the enjoi brand. Hsu explained in an interview that was published on October 12, 2013, that his decision was spurred by the departure of longtime brand manager Eversole who, according to Hsu, grew tired of protecting the brand from the profit-driven demands of shareholders. Barletta will take Eversole's place as enjoi's brand manager and Hsu stated: "Louie understands what enjoi is all about, so I think they can still make something really great and I wish them the best."[31] Hsu later clarified that he received "generous" paychecks while he was with enjoi and his teammates, whom he respects "very much," were not a factor in his decision, which took a long time to make. He also revealed that the discussions about his departure mostly involved just himself and Barletta, and those conversations were "emotional and shitty" for him.[6]

On November 12, 2013, a video was published on the Crailtap YouTube channel, the official channel of the Girl Distribution Company, in which Hsu is officially revealed as the new professional for Chocolate Skateboards, a sub-brand of Girl. The video skit features Johnson, Mike Carroll, Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, and Gino Ianucci.[32] Hsu explained in an interview why he wanted to join the Chocolate team: "It’s a family. When I walk into Rick [Howard]’s office and there are printouts of graphics on the floor and he’s hand picking them, I know this is where I wanna be."[6]

To commemorate Chocolate's 20th anniversary in 2014, O'dell filmed a four-part retrospective for "Epicly Later'd" and enlisted Hsu as a cohost. In the first episode, published in October 2014, O'dell filmed Hsu with Girl co-owners Carroll and Rick Howard, and also asked Hsu to explain what is important about the Chocolate brand for him:

You just feel an immediate cool, like: "Welcome!" So everyone's just like, "Welcome to the family"-type thing. And all of a sudden, you're just looking at Chocolate boards, and then you're looking at Chocolate boards with your name on it. It's like a dream come true … Your name's next to Marc Johnson, Gino Iannuci, Chico [Brenes]—your heros![33]

2017–present: Starts Sci-Fi Fantasy, leaves Chocolate and Emerica[edit]

In the summer of 2017 Jerry started a clothing company, "Sci-Fi Fantasy," selling out multiple limited releases within hours in early 2018. According to him it is his primary source of income as he has no sponsors for skateboarding by October 2018.

Jerry left Chocolate Skateboards in September 2017. In March 2018 his long term shoe sponsor Emerica ended its business relationship with Hsu.[34]

Video games[edit]

Hsu is a playable character in the Skate video game franchise—Skate (2007), Skate 2 (2008) and Skate 3 (2010)—developed by the Electronic Arts (EA) and Black Box companies. Hsu was selected to film his own introduction for the first installment,[35] and then appeared in the cinematic trailers for all three games.[36][37][38]


Hsu's photography career has gradually developed since the commencement of his professional skateboarding career. Hsu contributes work to Vice magazine[39] and, in September 2010, he exhibited a body of photographic work at the Steinsland Berliner Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden under the title "Vatican Gold," alongside Ed Templeton, Kevin Long and Jonnie Craig.[40]

Hsu's photography project "Table For One" was published as a zine of the same name in January 2013. Sold by San Jose's Seeing Things Gallery, the zine documents Hsu's obsession with people who eat by themselves and a corresponding Tumblr blog, also of the same name, remains online as of November 2014. Grape Magazine described the "Table For One" as Hsu's "ode to being alone."[41][42]

The Killing Season, Hsu's first-ever photography book was released as a limited edition product (150 copies) in March 2013 by SPA,[43] a publishing company owned by Hsu's friend.[7] The book is based on a Vietnam skateboarding trip, in which a group traveled from the north to the south of the country on mopeds, and was the online video of the trip was released on the SkateBoarder magazine website in mid-2012.[44]

The opening of Hsu's solo photographic exhibition "The Observable Universe" occurred in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on July 2, 2013. The exhibition was held at the Family Bookstore and consisted of eleven curated photographs.[45]

Emerica asked Hsu to curate a photography book for the DVD release of the 2013 video Made. Released in September 2013,[46] the 80-page book features Hsu's own photographs, as well as those he obtained from other photographers, including Templeton, Mike Burnett and Brian Gaberman.[31] Hsu then released a zine of photographs (limited to 300 copies) taken of the people who photograph him as a professional skateboarder, titled "Our Moment Together," in October 2013 through Deadbeat Club.[47]

"Rolling Through the Shadows"[edit]

Leica Camera AG, a German camera, lens and optics manufacturer,[48] initiated an interview series with skateboard journalist Mark Whiteley (former editor of SLAP magazine) in January 2013. The series was introduced through the company's blog and is entitled "Rolling Through the Shadows"—Whiteley explains in the introduction that he will interview a selection of skateboarders that "have gravitated towards Leica M equipment", including Hsu and others, such as Templeton and Arto Saari.[49] However, as of November 2014, Hsu was not yet interviewed for the series.

Awards and accolades[edit]

Hsu won the "Best Video Part" award at the 2007 Transworld Skateboarding awards, for his part in Bag Of Suck, in addition to the "Readers' Choice" award.[50][51]Transworld writer Mackenzie Eisenhour described Hsu's award-winning part in a 2009 retrospective of the first 10 recipients of the Best Video Part award: "This is what Tiltmode looks like when the gloves come off. Jerry, like Heath [Kirchart], is one of the few guys who can finesse impact-heavy skating."[52]

Professional skateboarder Jimmy Cao selected Hsu's Black Cat video part for Thrasher Magazine's "Classics" series. Cao introduced the video by saying: "I picked Jerry's part, because he's got good style, sick trick selection, and he's just fun to watch." The magazine called the part "gnarly."[53]

Personal life[edit]

Due to the physical toll of his skateboarding, Hsu identified photography as a vocation that he would like to eventually transition into. In 2013, Hsu explained that his body is "constantly thrashed" and admitted that he is "broken."[31][7] In 2011, on "Epicly Later'd," Hsu's mother expressed her opinion of Hsu's skateboarding career: "Well I'm happy for him, as I said. This is his job, not mine; it's his life, not mine, so ..."[11]


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Accidentally Tragic: Jerry Hsu’s New Book of Cell Phone Pics, “The Beautiful Flower is the World”

Communicating with imagery is ubiquitous nowadays. Everyone does it. “Oh, look at this thing.” Shoot a photo to your friend. They send something back, “Yo, look at this thing.” And it goes on from there. Photos have become a kind of shorthand language in our everyday lives. Photographer and skateboarder, Jerry Hsu has been using photos as a means of communication for many years. His new book, The Beautiful Flower is the World, published by Anthology Editions,is a curated “feed” of cell phone photos — shot only with his Blackberry phone — documenting absurdities, unplanned snapshots of friends and strangers, skate culture, roadside curiosities, and anything else that Hsu deemed sharable.

In 2007, Hsu was introduced to the infamous Blackberry Pearl. It was the first smartphone that he ever had, and it housed the best camera that was ever in a cell phone at the time. “I’m a more traditional 35mm film photographer, but, when this technology came around I kind of fell in love with it because it was fun to be able to have a camera in my phone that I could also use to take notes with. For example, if there was a book I wanted to read, but I couldn’t buy it at that moment, I could take a photo of it.”

The photos you’ll encounter in The Beautiful Flower is the World, are very simple, don’t look photographic, and are meant to represent simple messages sent to friends from Hsu’s past. “The book is basically about communication with imagery and this is kind of the way that I used it,” explains Hsu. “Humor is the baseline of me and my friends’ communication. And while humor is something that everyone understands, these fall under a specific type of humor, kind of like ‘Look how sad this thing is, that’s hilarious,’ kind of thing. If something was intentionally funny, I probably didn’t take a photo of it, if that makes sense.”

In Hsu’s other work, he’s concentrated on making things more photographic — focusing on composition, color, etc. However, this series reveals a new level of authenticity because it’s truly photography about his daily life. The low quality of these phone-based images, often dismissed by photographers and artists, reminds us it’s a friendly art form, and exudes a certain accessibility that anyone who once owned a camera phone, or now owns a smartphone, can connect to. Hsu paid a lot of attention in archiving these photos — “Before the cloud or anything like that, every week I would dump my phone and make sure I had all these photo. There’s thousands and thousands of them,” says Hsu. “I like that these photos that only existed digitally, are now in print, in a physical book, because these kinds of photos were never meant to exist in a physical form. With most photography once it’s a print, then it becomes a photograph and so it’s nice that these have reached that point and are now photographs.”

Hsu took some time to walk me through a handful of photos plucked directly from the new book and shed light on the who, what, where, and altogether random nature of each photo.
ARC065_JerryHsu_BeautifulFlower_AmadeusMag_2Tell me about this photo of Spiderman sitting on a cutty window ledge in an alley. Where were you when you saw this?

That’s on Hollywood Boulevard. I live in Los Angeles and I don’t ever go to Hollywood Boulevard, but sometimes I do. There are always performers dressed up as superheroes or movie characters and they pose for photos with tourists, and he just kind of like on a break and I was in line getting coffee or something. I just kind of looked and saw Spiderman resting. Which is kind of, you know, funny because I mean, we’re so used to seeing characters like Spiderman in a certain context, but when you see these performers doing human things, it’s funny. There’s also something slightly tragic about him. Like, what a brutal existence he must live. He looks so defeated. He’s a symbol of heroism and never giving up and he’s always there to come to the rescue matter what, and then to just see him be like, ” Oh God, I need ten.”

This cheeseburger in saran wrap looks so nasty.

I’m a professional skateboarder, so I travel a lot. We travel through the Midwest a lot and that photo was taken at a gas station in the middle of the night somewhere. It’s really gross, but kind of amazing too. It’s a very depressing reminder that someone would eat this. It’s interesting to think about who is going to buy that cheeseburger and unwrap it and eat it, I guess. I’m always encountering and noticing objects where it’s just like, “Why does this exist?” I’m not above eating that cheeseburger, but in this instance, I just took a photo and put it back. These photos are specific messages for specific people and I remember taking this photo to send to a friend of mine, that upon seeing it would be like, “Oh my God, that’s amazing.” A lot of these photos carry that ‘accidentally tragic’ nature, like the cheeseburger; it’s such a tragic thing. Like, “Oh God, that’s so gross.”

We’ll keep with the food motif here and talk about the mushroom pizza. Give me the lowdown on this photo.

That’s from when I first started dating my wife and we wanted to eat mushrooms, but mushrooms are kind of gross to eat. So we ordered a pizza and just put them on a pizza as a topping. There’s not much of a story. It was just a fun, trophy photo.

ARC065_JerryHsu_BeautifulFlower_AmadeusMag_3I love this image of the two kids in the pink car.

I was traveling and skateboarding and I think that was taken in Minneapolis. It was one of those, you’re just walking down the street moments, and you stop because you hear something. You could hear one of those little cars coming and then you see the car turn the corner and it’s these two kids just cruising. It was really funny. What was even better was that their parents weren’t around. It’s always funny when you photograph children doing something and their parents aren’t in the frame, or in this case, they’re not around at all. It was one of those funny moments where they’re just by themselves, but they look really comfortable and I don’t know, I don’t know to describe it. It’s gotta be about the kind of weird, but

What about the trio of dudes in the super basic tennis shoes with the signature mid-shin socks.

Oh, okay haha that one is funny because it was just a dad with his two sons and they’re just very kind of stereotypically white, and for a lack of a better word, basic. Basically those shoes, it’s just so funny because those shoes, to me, have always been associated with a dad, like a total white suburban dad. Then also he’s put the shoes on his sons, which I thought was funny because growing up, me and my friends, all we lived to do was to not be like our parents and it’s just funny because of what that shoe represents and then also making your kids dress that way too. And who cares? Like maybe they wanted the shoes too or something, but is just so funny to see a shoe that represents so much mediocrity to me, and the kids just being like, “Yeah, whatever. We don’t care what we wear.” I guess you would associate them with a guy who really doesn’t care what he looks like or what people think about him anymore. It’s also funny when you see adult kids, like an adult baby.

ARC065_JerryHsu_BeautifulFlower_AmadeusMag_5The last image that I have here is the kids at the skate park that are on scooters. One of the dudes looks like his scooter is being launched above his head.

Since I’m always at skateparks, there are always these scooter kids there and a lot of them have no idea what they’re doing. They’re getting in the way constantly and they’re just being dumb kids. They have no idea where they are or what the hell is going on. I think that kid thought he was going to do a flip off of that transition but just fell. And I just knew it was coming.

It’s perfect timing. I don’t even think he’s on the ground. Like he’s levitating off the ground.

haha, yeah I got kind of lucky there.

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