(Featured: Sidewalk Magazine, 24th July 2015.) Writing this introduction wasn’t particularly easy which is strange because Austyn Gillette is a skateboarder who I usually have endless amounts good things to say about. However over the course of the past few months my vocabulary towards the man with a style as smooth his namesake razor has …
I told him my situation, I told him Dylan’s situation and said that I’d probably be able to get Dylan on the team and we both wanted to ride for the same team so I asked him if he was interested and that’s how it came about as far as that. You could trust a guy like that. You’re not weary or hesitant of his promises or anything that he has to offer you. You know it’s honest and genuine.
“I feel like New Balance isn’t trying to buy the big names, we are just trying to get a team of dudes that travel well together, get along, love skateboarding and are down to work on project based videos. Hopefully NB can shine through all the bulIshit in that way.”
“It’s inevitable for skate spots in LA to be skate stopped or destroyed, so I guess you get used to it.”
“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. ”