In many ways, they're just like kids you'd see in an American suburb.
Skateboards in tow, energy drinks in hand, and T-shirts with logos of their favorite urban skater gear.
They call themselves T-Sixty, a skateboard crew in Tehran. The streets and skateparks are their canvas, carving, kicking, and jumping through Tehran's maze of concrete alleys.
Alireza, helped found T-Sixty, estimates 2K new Tehranis try skateboarding every year. Unlike US, boarders free to sk8 on #Tehran streets.— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) November 1, 2013
Alireza says they're working hard to get the sports off the ground, with skateboarding facilities in nearly every major Iranian city. Their dream? A cross-cultural skateboarding exchange with skaters from around the world, including America. Call it Skateboard diplomacy.