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Five minutes with Ryan Daughtridge, founder of Bustin Boards

Five minutes with Ryan Daughtridge, founder of Bustin Boards

Last year, Ryan Daughtridge almost sold his company and moved his family to Australia.

If that sounds drastic, consider the Hagerstown native's story: He went to Syracuse to play soccer, then quit the team and later his job as an insurance paralegal to design skateboards. He turned that passion into a company, Bustin Boards, which last week entered into a partnership with Under Armour founder Kevin Plank in Baltimore.

Daughtridge, 35, first rode a longboard skateboard at the beach during the summer of his college freshman year in 2001, and quickly became enamored. He came home and...

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