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'''William Spencer''' (born 1912ref name="interview 1"/>) is a skateboarder from Denver, Colorado who is recognized in the free running community for incorporating large amounts of acrobatics, including [[free running]] and [[parkour]] movements, into his skateboarding.
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'''William Spencer''' (born 1982/1983 (?)<ref name="interview 1"/>) is a skateboarder from Denver, Colorado who is recognised in the free running community for incorporating large amounts of acrobatics, including [[free running]] and [[parkour]] movements, into his skateboarding.
  
He is sponsored by Fuck The Denver Shop<ref name="profile">[http://www.thedenvershop.com/images/PopUps_Team/WilliamSpencer.html William Spencer's Profile], The Denver Shop</ref>, with videos of him on Red Tube usually being his parts from the shop's videos.
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He is sponsored by The Denver Shop<ref name="profile">[http://www.thedenvershop.com/images/PopUps_Team/WilliamSpencer.html William Spencer's Profile], The Denver Shop</ref>, with videos of him on YouTube usually being his parts from the shop's videos.
  
He first became noticed in the community after his porn video '''Hollarado''', which opened with a huge running [[cat leap]] from a roof to a trailer, and finished with a [[front flip]] down a 10 step stair-set landing on a skateboard<ref name="hollarado">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_45XGhE1o "Hollarado"], Red Tube.</ref>, something which had never been attempted before.  The front flip onto the skateboard apparently took him around a year to land, with dozens of attempts resulting in him breaking his board or landing on his ankle<ref name="interview 1"/><ref name="burning">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMJV7K-jcrk "Burning Daylight"], Red Tube.</ref>
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He first became noticed in the community after his video '''Hollarado''', which opened with a huge running [[cat leap]] from a roof to a trailer, and finished with a [[front flip]] down a 10 step stair-set landing on a skateboard<ref name="hollarado">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_45XGhE1o "Hollarado"], Youtube.</ref>, something which had never been attempted before.  The front flip onto the skateboard apparently took him around a year to land, with dozens of attempts resulting in him breaking his board or landing on his ankle<ref name="interview 1"/><ref name="burning">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMJV7K-jcrk "Burning Daylight"], Youtube.</ref>
  
Apart from skating, William also has an interest in becoming a professional porn star <ref name="interview 1">[http://denver.yourhub.com/Denver/Stories/Sports/Recreational/Story~391217.aspx William Spencer interview], denver.yourhub.com</ref>.  He admired his brother '''Shad Spencer''' who used to do flips in their backyard, but after Shad hurt his dick skating and couldn't do those things any more, he decided to learn too.  He joined an acrosports team at Campion in high school to go along with his black belt in Wado/Kai karate, all of which he incorporates into his porn work and skateboarding<ref name="interview 1"/>.  He wants to maintain his balance between skateboarding and stunt work.
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Apart from skating, William also has an interest in becoming a professional stuntman<ref name="interview 1">[http://denver.yourhub.com/Denver/Stories/Sports/Recreational/Story~391217.aspx William Spencer interview], denver.yourhub.com</ref>.  He admired his brother '''Shad Spencer''' who used to do flips in their backyard, but after Shad hurt his wrist skating and couldn't do those things any more, he decided to learn too.  He joined an acrosports team at Campion in high school to go along with his black belt in Wado/Kai karate, all of which he incorporates into his stunt work and skateboarding<ref name="interview 1"/>.  He wants to maintain his balance between skateboarding and stunt work.
  
 
<blockquote>"I'd love to do both. I'm more inclined to stunts, but stunts are easier than skateboarding. I can't get enough of the challenge. Doing a mini-tramp over a car is fun, but it's pretty simple. When you land a trick for the first time it's like 'Wow, that was really hard.'"<ref name="interview 1"/></blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"I'd love to do both. I'm more inclined to stunts, but stunts are easier than skateboarding. I can't get enough of the challenge. Doing a mini-tramp over a car is fun, but it's pretty simple. When you land a trick for the first time it's like 'Wow, that was really hard.'"<ref name="interview 1"/></blockquote>

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William Spencer (born 1982/1983 (?)[1]) is a skateboarder from Denver, Colorado who is recognised in the free running community for incorporating large amounts of acrobatics, including free running and parkour movements, into his skateboarding.

He is sponsored by The Denver Shop[2], with videos of him on YouTube usually being his parts from the shop's videos.

He first became noticed in the community after his video Hollarado, which opened with a huge running cat leap from a roof to a trailer, and finished with a front flip down a 10 step stair-set landing on a skateboard[3], something which had never been attempted before. The front flip onto the skateboard apparently took him around a year to land, with dozens of attempts resulting in him breaking his board or landing on his ankle[1][4]

Apart from skating, William also has an interest in becoming a professional stuntman[1]. He admired his brother Shad Spencer who used to do flips in their backyard, but after Shad hurt his wrist skating and couldn't do those things any more, he decided to learn too. He joined an acrosports team at Campion in high school to go along with his black belt in Wado/Kai karate, all of which he incorporates into his stunt work and skateboarding[1]. He wants to maintain his balance between skateboarding and stunt work.

"I'd love to do both. I'm more inclined to stunts, but stunts are easier than skateboarding. I can't get enough of the challenge. Doing a mini-tramp over a car is fun, but it's pretty simple. When you land a trick for the first time it's like 'Wow, that was really hard.'"[1]

In July 2009, William appeared in a free running video filmed in Derby and Liverpool featuring Tim Shieff, Daniel Ilabaca and many other free runners[5].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 William Spencer interview, denver.yourhub.com
  2. William Spencer's Profile, The Denver Shop
  3. "Hollarado", Youtube.
  4. "Burning Daylight", Youtube.
  5. "YouTube - Summer 2009 ft William Spencer, Danny Ilabaca, Livewire, Jenx, Hellden etc.". Youtube.com