Tuesday, July 3. 2007
So is the Plaza all that you had hoped it would be?
Yeah, I guess so, it's pretty much a hassle free place you can skate anytime your heart desires.
You went through some sponsorship changes in the last couple years. What made you decide to make the changes?
Well, I was getting stuff through supra for a while and it was cool to have new boards and shoes and everything but with a program like that you just feel like another guy coming in on the first of every month to get his box, you see? I appreciate everything they did for me, but I just didn't really feel like you're a part of anything special. So when Michelle Pezel told me two friends of hers (dave galloway and bryan stoutenberg) were starting a new company (the illustrious village green) I was more then interested. It turns out Dave and Stouty are two of better people I'd ever met and Quinn Starr was going to be my "tea-mate".
Why is Village Green so underground?
That's the way we wanted to keep it but people will be able get the boards everywhere real soon. Don't fret.
What do you think of the Adidas venture and the Canadian team they have put together?
It's great Adidas is doing a Canadian team. I know the Mikes on the team but I've yet to meet the rest of the dudes but I've been told there all good peoples.
How was your trip to Chicago and New York with Ryguy and Dylan? Any interesting stories? What were you filming for?
Chicago was incredible. Dave and Lisa put us up for a couple weeks. We went just to skate and if we filmed something, that was a bonus. We could use it for whatever we wanted and we ended up getting a bunch of tricks on film. New York was alright. I'd like to go back and have another look sometime soon.
What's an average day for you consist of?
Waking up and making sawdust from 9 to 5. Skateboarding in the evening. If I'm lucky, the woman I love will let me see her, if not, I end up with my guitar singing the blues.
How did you get into woodworking?
My father is a carpenter, so I guess I was just born into it.
You've had a number of parts come out in the past such as Anti Social, Holla, Port Moody Blues, which part are you happiest with?
Everyone is there own worst critic. Port Moody Blues I guess.
What music/artists/bands have you been into lately?
Muddy waters, my morning jacket and Adelaide.
Which Canadian skaters are doing it right in your opinion?
Dylan Thorstenson, Graham Nicholas and Quinn Starr.
With all the capping thatâ€™s going on, is there still a place for ledge skaters in Vancouver? Do you still go to Hotspot often?
I still go there sometimes, but its rare. There really aren't any good natural ledge spots left in Vancouver. I still love skating ledges but not having any makes you skate other types of spots.
I'd like to thank everyone that cares and the one that doesn't.
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man he changed alot but his skating is still sick. not so techy but it seems to be a sign of the times. everyone wants to look like this now. at least he can put it off
This guy is soooo cool now man. A total fit into the whole antisocial art guy scene. Wish i could pull it off without looking like a weirdo. Good job it's all about staying in the norn.
who cares what he wears. yes he looks like every other arty guy now and that seems to be the most popular trend in skating right now. but so what. he still kills it
"art guy"? dude he's in a t-shirt and jeans in 98% of his footage, wearing clothes that are neither way too big or way too small doesn't make you an "art guy". It's like you're on lsd and hallucinating that he's wearing a beret, waxing his moustache and riding a fucking easel.
I already did back in Nov. Here's the link...
Good to see your still ripping and down for all the right reasons. Cheers to that!
Yeah Mitch, it's been a grip. Repping 604 like a G!