“I came up during the era of nobody really giving a fuck about what you did beyond what was filmed and seen on videos. Now you have got to be considerate of who is seeing all aspects of what you do as a public figure. You’ve got to remember that there are kids who look up to you. You have to think about that, there’s a responsibility there. “
Breakdown of the Nike SB Ishod Wair Dunk Low Pro.
“Ten years ago they said it was the last years but then ten more years happened. But the property underneath Love, the parking garage, somehow that space got sold and the fountain is leaking into it so they have to redo the parking garage – apparently that’s what has made this version of Love being torn down ‘real’. But it’s a good opportunity to redo the park and “Get rid of all the pesky skateboarders.””
“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.”
“I was pretty unreliable, which I regret so much now as I should have put all my effort into the video for the whole time, not just the last nine months you know? That stuff happens when you’re nineteen/twenty; you just go through a phase of having your head elsewhere…”
Basically my whole problem is I always change what I think looks good clothes wise… I’m like ‘ah man what was I wearing there?’ and then months later I’ll be wearing something else and be like ‘yeah this is the shit’ and then months later think ‘I look like a dick.’ I might try and do a part in all joggers. I’ve never looked back at joggers and thought they looked whack. I might try film a part in joggers, that’s a plan…
” We just kept filming for the part and eventually Midsy says ‘how about we do a shoe with it?’ and I was like ‘fucking hell!’ Turned into a board and a shoe from a part. Putting the pressure on. Then at the last minute ‘yeah we’re gonna make this book.’ A one minute welcome clip to all this…”
“It’s hard to answer this question without sounding a little…’cocky’ or whatever the term is, but I just felt like it was a window of opportunity within my own career. I might be one of those lucky few who’d be able to do that, start my own brand and move on. That window of opportunity only upholds for so long in skateboarding before you miss your prime, so I’d be kicking myself in the ass five years from now looking back and saying “how come I didn’t capitalise on that?”
Review of Nike SB’s ‘The SB Chronicles Volume 2.’ Featured in Sidewalk Magazine Issue 207.
Stefan Janoski discusses the popularity of, and influences behind, the Nike SB Janoski.