Monday, September 22. 2014
What’s good Cameo?
At the moment I'm just posted in Vancouver chillin.
So it occurred to me this week that I completely dropped the ball on this interview. You put out an insane video part over two months ago, said you where down to do an interview, summer kicked in and I just couldn’t get it done. So I would like to start with just saying that your part was insane and congratulations on getting your fucking name on a board.
Are you hyped with your part turned out? Did you choose the track? Or was it all out of your control?
I was in control of everything but Chet helped out a lot. The track was all Chet and it ended up working out perfectly. I got hurt towards the end of my part, but I was still super happy with the out-come.
One of my favourite clips in your part was the line in LA with the gap to frontside blunt. Did you plan on doing that trick? or did you just end up at the spot one day?
That's probably my favourite too, it was the last trick I filmed for my part, then I got hurt. I knew I wanted to try it before I got there, it just ended up working out.
I have personally seen you fifty gigantic rails. Rails with gaps in them and all kinds of twisted shit. What’s your mentality when skating something like the main street triple kink?
Just not to think negatively and remember getting hurts just apart of the game, once you accept that. You start to get loose on shit.
I’ve always looked at that kinked rail at UBC but the rail is huge and steep for such a long kink. Did the frontside five-0 come easy or was it a struggle?
Aha I thought I was actually gonna get hurt on that, but it was super fun in the end and it came without struggle. The rails not to steep.
(Laughs) Yeah ok. You seem to have a lot of footage from China. How long where you there for and what was the vibe of the trip?
We were there a month. Best dudes, best spots.
Tell me about skating the China fifteen. You got a switch heel and fakie flip down the set. Plus you frontside board-slid the glass rail of pain.
Probably one of the best sessions of my life, fakie flip was first, then switch heel, an front board was sorta a painful struggle.
I was there when you did the fifty-fifty down the triple kink at Science World in Vancouver? How many times where you there? And is there possibly a warrant out for you arrest?
(Laughs) I don't know possibly, an I went there like 2-3 times to try that. Met a bunch of dick headed people but shit worked out, glad y'all were there tho!
Do you find it easier to get stuff in a particular city or is it a skate everything everywhere mentality?
There's different vibes in different places, that can really change how the sesh ends up being. Other half is mental an skill I guess.
You’re a Canadian citizen who grew up in America moved back to Canada and then eventually turned pro. Is this just an oxy-moron of sin. Do you see yourself ever trying to move permanently back to the States?
I'm not sure, I love Vancouver! If I have to I'll go back! But fuck it in the mean time. I'm chillin.
What does the future hold for Cameo?
I don't know... I'm not a psychic Twa. Ahaa jeekidddinng (Laughs). Fuck once I'm done being injured, I guess just back to traveling, filming, and contests.
Fuck you Twa, your dope.
Friday, September 5. 2014
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Monday, July 14. 2014
The Skateboard industry is forever changing. A few months ago Alien Workshop and Habitat Skateboards went out of business. JENKEM mag has recently done an interview with Habitat business man and filmer Brennan Conroy discussing the future of Habitat Skateboards which at least for the moment is here to stay. Read the interview here.
Monday, July 7. 2014
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Friday, May 23. 2014
If you have never heard of Spencer Hamiliton (Spenny) then you should probably get out from under that rock you've been living under. He was born in Ottawa, but now calls Vancouver home. I'm lucky to call him a friend and you're lucky to be reading the attached interview with this sick dude. He's a big deal and has recently been blessed with his third colourway from Supra Foootwear. Recently Spenny and I took some time to recap on how he got on Supra and some of his best moments travelling with the team.
Spenny when was the first time you heard about Supra shoes? How old were you at the time? And what did you think about the company?
I was pretty fresh to Vancouver; I was 17, I think, and working at Underworld Skateboard Shop. I thought supra was so badass.
I remember some of Supra’s original team came to Vancouver to kick it at the plaza and skate the city for a week back in 2006, at the time you weren’t on Supra yet. When did you start getting some shoes and how did you end up on the team?
They were looking to start flowing someone in Canada; I had an interview out in Concrete at the time. I was working at the shop while they had their signing and was going out filming all the time with the people showing them around. I was at the right place at the right time. I got to know Antwaun and the team manager Dennis martin and things just started to snowball.
Supra is doing tours a couple times a year. How many different countries have you been to with the Supra team?
Fuck it's been a wild ride. I have been to over 12 countries in the last 4 years. All in 2-3 week tours. It’s been a fucking blast.
Supra is definitely setting the bar for holding international tours featuring legendary riders. What is the craziest Supra trip you have been on, and why was it significant?
All the trips to Asia and the one we did more recently to Mexico City and Costa Rica were absolutely insane. Those places rarely have pros let alone legends travel through and do demos and signings. When it does happen people travel from all over to come see the madness. It's amazing. Manila in the Philippines is always really crazy. We'll hit like 4 or 5 shops in 1 day and then a demo at night with hundreds and hundreds of kids. We had a signing in Mexico City that lasted like 4 hours. Easily a thousand kids, but such good energy from the people and all of the team, it's like a huge party or something. Kids are giving you tons of weed and obviously there are drinks on deck. Then you go skate some spot in the gutter and get filthy and come back to reality.
Travelling with such big names has to draw insane crowds. Who on the team get’s mobbed the hardest by kids when you show up at demos?
Antwaun was by far the all time wildest for a riot at a demo. Free Twuan.
But lately lizard is the ultimate crowd pleaser. He's the most energetic person I've ever met. He's a ball of radioactive chaos constantly turnt up even when sober. So fun to be around. Neen, Stevie and Muska are up there too. Then of course Greco, penny and Erik are always huge hits too. The whole team kills.
How was it at first going on skate trips with people that you grew up looking up to?
The first trips with any new team is always a little intimidating.
It takes time to truly feel comfortable. Seems like so long ago now but I always just tried to skate my ass off and have fun. With supra that's never been an issue.
Who do you usually room with on trips and who brings the most positive vibe?
Lately it's been Neen Williams. We're pretty similar in our day-to-day lives so it just came natural. Boo is another good roommate though. It's nice to room with people who take care of themselves (clean, don't oversleep, eat good food). Brotherhood.
What previous Supra Models have you had colorways for? And why are you most stoked on the Cuba model that has just released?
I've had one for the team model 'amigo' and one for the 'Ellington' as a pro-am collaboration. Both were an honor to have, but the Cuba really hits home for me. It's my favourite shoe. It's awesome in function and fashion for skating and chilling.
Do you have any up-coming trips or video parts that you are currently working on?
Heading to the Midwest at the end of May for a 2 week Supra tour. Couple places I haven't been so I'm looking forward to that. I think the tour is Chicago, Ohio, Detroit and somewhere else. Then going around England with the supra guys right after for a few weeks. Going to be a busy next couple months. So stoked for summer.
Anything you want to say for a final thought or anyone you would like to thank?
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