“He didn’t skate like a kid. He skated like a man and, obviously if you look at his footage now, he still skates like a fucking man.”
“With a place like Palestine, a lot of people feel quite neglected; like the world has forgotten about them and doesn’t really care so the welcoming is overwhelming. It’s quite motivating and makes you want to continue to do that work because you can see the positive effect it has on the community.”
“I broke up with my girlfriend right in the middle of that part and that affected it a little bit. Which is basically what happened with my ‘Vase’ part too…”
“The two tricks in that video on the Lloyds hubba in Leeds were after a bottle of wine and a can or two of Stella. Not sure how I pulled that one off as I was having trouble ollieing down two steps when we got to the spot.”
“I’ve moved back home a couple of different times and I always go back there. It’s a group of dudes I’ve skated with since I was a kid so it’s super fun and definitely the roots of my skateboarding so I love it.”
“Literally a week before the premiere I had to re-edit the video. I was so bummed out. I sat in uni for two days straight, about twelve hours each, editing on lockdown and nipping out for a fag every so often. Then coming out at 10:30pm with tunnel vision.”
Interview with Habitat Skateboards and adidas skateboarding rider, Silas Baxter-Neal. Curated for Sidewalk Magazine ‘Redux’ Volume Two.