“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.
“Within five minutes of picking the boat up we had ran onto dry land. The canal is a bit shallower at the side so we got stuck on that straight away. I nearly fell off the boat when he crashed into ours. He’s doing well, I’ll give him that, but he can’t park it to save his life.”
“At that time there was a level of shame with being around Heath in general because of where I was at with it all. It was more embarrassing to skate a demo with him, or in front of him, than to sit at Starbucks and Heath tell me that I can’t be on the team anymore.”
“Skateboarding, much like basketball, is a really affordable sport so you give a kid a skateboard and even if he has nothing he can still learn how to skate and can easily progress.”
“Yeah, I don’t know if I’m particularly proud of my parts or whatever, just looking back at them reminds me of a whole era of my life. Bad fashion choices, tricks and just different times.”