Skateboarding Brothers — Talent Runs in the Family

For Alex Midler and his big bro Todd, skateboarding is a bond as strong as their brotherhood.
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By Josh T. Saunders

Chalk it up to good genes, parenting tactics, or basic sibling rivalry, but there are a lot of ripping relatives in the skateboarding world. Enter "Brothers," a three-part series on brothers who all share a common bond around skateboarding. In each episode, we'll meet siblings whose combined passion has propelled them both to a life centered in skateboarding.

First up, the young prodigy Alex Midler and his brother Todd Midler, who is an aspiring photographer and filmmaker currently studying in NYC. The two grew up skating together, which eventually lead to Todd starting to film Alex and putting out his parts. Those edits showed the skate world how talented Alex is, and were his first big steps toward where he finds himself today.

“Family is everything,” said Alex. “Without my brother’s help I probably wouldn’t be anywhere in skating. Without him I wouldn’t be as known as I am, and without me getting as known as I am, he wouldn’t have had some of the jobs he’s had.”

“Without my brother’s help I probably wouldn’t be anywhere in skating. Without him I wouldn’t be as known as I am, and without me getting as known as I am, he wouldn’t have had some of the jobs he’s had.”

Up next in “Brothers” are the Sheckler Three. Ryan, Shane, and Kane Sheckler welcome us to their hometown of San Clemente, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, right here at RedBull.com/Skateboarding

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