Basically my whole problem is I always change what I think looks good clothes wise… I’m like ‘ah man what was I wearing there?’ and then months later I’ll be wearing something else and be like ‘yeah this is the shit’ and then months later think ‘I look like a dick.’ I might try and do a part in all joggers. I’ve never looked back at joggers and thought they looked whack. I might try film a part in joggers, that’s a plan…
” We just kept filming for the part and eventually Midsy says ‘how about we do a shoe with it?’ and I was like ‘fucking hell!’ Turned into a board and a shoe from a part. Putting the pressure on. Then at the last minute ‘yeah we’re gonna make this book.’ A one minute welcome clip to all this…”
“It’s hard to answer this question without sounding a little…’cocky’ or whatever the term is, but I just felt like it was a window of opportunity within my own career. I might be one of those lucky few who’d be able to do that, start my own brand and move on. That window of opportunity only upholds for so long in skateboarding before you miss your prime, so I’d be kicking myself in the ass five years from now looking back and saying “how come I didn’t capitalise on that?”
Review of Nike SB’s ‘The SB Chronicles Volume 2.’ Featured in Sidewalk Magazine Issue 207.
Stefan Janoski discusses the popularity of, and influences behind, the Nike SB Janoski.
“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.”