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Tricks and Treats

Hayden Slayton, 16, of Norwich, skateboards in West Lebanon last week.
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Hayden Slayton, 16, of Norwich, skateboards in West Lebanon last week. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

Hayden Slayton, 16, of Norwich perfects his ollie from a drop, after trying it unsuccessfully two other timesat the skate park in West Lebanon last week. Slayton, who hangs out at the park when not at school or his job at Dan and Whit's, said doing tricks off the bigger obstacles at the park can be nerve-wracking, "but we all keep trying to learn a trick, even if it seems like we'll never land it. Because when we finally do, it's a great feeling."