“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.”
“The process has been a lot different considering that the line up isn’t as big as it was for Pretty Sweet. I feel like it’s more of a tight squad whenever we meet up and go out to skate. I would really like to film a lot more lines with this part. That’s what I’ve always enjoyed filming-wise; to show how I skate, not so much what tricks I can do.”
Breakdown of the Nike SB Ishod Wair Dunk Low Pro.
“It’s been so long, we’ve been working on this video forever so I never feel pressure or stress or anything. We’ve just been skating every summer and saved up footage. This spring actually, it was like “If you want to get some tricks, it’s now.” But then he closed the deadline and it’s still kind of open. It’s like a never ending process.”
Close up look at Julien Stranger’s colourway of the Vans Authentic Pro.