“I wasn’t sure what I would have been able to do on my skateboard that could’ve impressed the fan base’s idea of a new guy on Chocolate so when Quasi came along it felt right to join something that was brand new.” – Dick Rizzo
“Everything is so on demand now which is maybe why it is so quick that someone can turn pro. Again, not saying that they don’t work as hard but for me at that time, that 2000-fucking-whenever it was, I felt like that’s more how it went. It took longer, skateboarding wasn’t as big as it is now, the internet wasn’t as big and everything wasn’t so sped up.”
“Heath always looks good in photos: all white, all black, whatever. He’s Heath Kirchart.”
“I hadn’t even met Keith yet because he was in Europe, he came back and we hit it off super good. I started hanging out at the warehouse because I had nothing else to do and eventually they asked, “Why don’t you just work here?” so I worked there and skated for them. I had to quit HUF to skate for Habitat because that was the only way it was going to work. I skated for them for another couple of years after Habitat ended though.”
(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.
(Featured: Sidewalk Magazine, 12th June 2015.) David Bowie is often considered a musical chameleon, seamlessly adapting as tastes change without ever compromising himself; able to navigate into that which is relevant whilst remaining original all the while. To back this flexibility up, consider how many skateboarders have been accompanied by Bowie over the years, even …