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The 15-year-old skateboarding wunderkind has high hopes at X Games 17

Updated: July 29, 2011, 1:52 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Curren Caples is in need of new clothes. It's an odd predicament for the 15-year-old skating wunderkind to be in considering he's sponsored by more companies than a NASCAR driver. Yet here he is, standing above the X Games Skateboard Park across from Staples Center, trying to find something fashionable to put on his 5-foot, 85-pound frame before he goes for a practice run.

It isn't long before Caples is sifting through two boxes of clothes he has just gotten from Hurley, ...

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