“I think the first time I went to the UK was maybe ten yours ago and Southbank was the first spot we went to go skate. I didn’t know much about it before that but it was my introduction to London skateboarding.”
“It’s inevitable for skate spots in LA to be skate stopped or destroyed, so I guess you get used to it.”
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“I think it’s important to have other interests. Just get out, leave your board at home one day, or just go for a bike ride. As I’m getting older I’m getting into stretching and doing things to take care of myself, I’m always walking my dog. Drawing is really helpful; I wouldn’t recommend graffiti because you can go to jail. But stuff like that is always cool. “
“I guess since I started skating I always wanted to learn new tricks. Then after a certain amount of years when you’re skating every single day, you do all the regular tricks. So you try and flip into a trick or out of a trick, or into and out of manuals, it looks cool and you get stoked. I just like doing new tricks. Even nowadays there are so many tricks that I could’ve done five years ago but I’ll do it at the park; its rad that I never did it before. I’m just into that sorta progression.”