“You can choose a team that reflects the brand well without the dollars and the aggression and all the rest of it. It’s kind of a fun thing with New Balance; there is no drama, no pressure, no hefty sales.”
Power and finesse comparable to none and inspired a generation with pure nonchalance whenever he stepped on a skateboard, popped an impossible, and with every single push.
“The video of boasts footage of the whole team, a new rider, a full part from comeback kid Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long and a ‘retired’ legend whose one trick got the loudest cheer of the video.”
“People that knew Alien weren’t backing it. It is nearly impossible to bring back the same feel with all new dudes. Some people are just really stoked to be skating the boards again. I think we may have the chance to get a new generation of kids psyched. I’m happy that Hill has got the brand back and product has been looking good. It’s good to bring everything back to its roots.”
“He’s such a big part of it, we’re just skaters and obviously we have our parts but Jake created this whole thing. We all make up a part of Isle and a part of this video but without Jake it’s just a load of footage jumbled up somewhere.”
“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
“The thing I missed the most is just being out in the city at night creeping around looking for spots with Jahmal (Williams) and Steve (Brandi). It was less like that I had lost all meaning in my life. (Laughing) because that’s how every other video would be and that’s not unique to me by any means.”