“The shop is packed out and it’s to see their friends skateboarding in the city and the spots that they know. It will always be the most important thing. You can put out huge video productions; you can have the best fucking social media accounts but if it’s not something the kids are stoked on or care about…”
“Geoff might not have been able to attend the event but this didn’t stop the masses gathering in his and Lost Art’s name. Geoff’s influence on skateboarding as a whole is undeniable and I’m sure he would’ve been touched to see so many in attendance and despite everything he has accomplished, is “still the same guy he was when he was in Liverpool” Mackey assured me.”
“It was super important to me that my part started in Liverpool, and ended in my current hometown of Long Beach. I felt like the Vans tradition wouldn’t be there unless we looked at it like that. The opening scene was at Edge Lane Skatepark which is where I spent my youth. It was the first skatepark I ever went to and the terrace houses in the background are where my parents grew up, met and then married.”
Close up with Geoff Rowley’s new Vans shoe, the [SOLOS].
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Rich’s thoughts on full-length skate videos over web releases, filming for ‘Alfresco’, seeing the brand grow to what it is now and most surprisingly; how a drunken Mike Arnold ended up one upping Jake Johnson.