(Featured: Welcome Skate Store blog, 15/6/2015. Intro by Josh Hallett, interview by Farran Golding, photography by Reece Leung & videos courtesy of Skateboard Café & Rich Smith.) When he first moved to Leeds, I didn’t really know him. He was just a dude that skated around Hyde Park in a beanie. One of many. TheContinue reading “Catching Up with Mike Arnold”
“When I first moved up to New York I skated with Rob Gonyon a lot because he rides for 5Boro and he’s from Queens. This whole Bronze thing started before I even knew it was Bronze. We finished Join Or Die in 2011 and Tombo didn’t want to film VX, he wanted to start doing a HD thing and Peter had a HD camera and we just filmed a few things.
“I was just completely fucking thrashed. Hands, hips, knees, everything was all fucked up. But I’ve had some time off to recuperate. I’m ready to get back and start jumping. Definitely I’ve been going for it. Before this trip I was jumping like I was fucking seventeen, not that I’m some old dude but shit does take a toll.”
“Morrissey and skateboarding has been somewhat of a love affair over the years. Many a skateboarder, be it professional or everyday will have some varying degree of love for the man and with numerous productions over the years have seen his vocals, be it with the Smiths or solo, accompany a video part.”
“I feel like New Balance isn’t trying to buy the big names, we are just trying to get a team of dudes that travel well together, get along, love skateboarding and are down to work on project based videos. Hopefully NB can shine through all the bulIshit in that way.”
“In a world where you can witness a seventeen year old dive down a handrail, a true purveyor of style would obviously rather watch Gino push… Or Brenna sit, smoke and complain.”