Friday, March 21. 2014
I have only known Cephas Benson for a little under a year. I met him last summer while he was visiting Vancouver and was crashing at 1611 East. Cephas is that type of good homie you just enjoy being around. He's the type of guy that can just always make you laugh. He is quick witted and will always let you know if you're saying some stupid shit, in a joking manner of course. Never at a loss of words with the ladies and always coming through on his skate I present "Don De La Cephas Benson".
Yo Cephas what is good my man? Why don’t you tell everyone where you’re at right now?
Tweezy, what's cracking playa? Things are good, I'm chilling in Toronto and spring is around the corner, hyped to get back in the streets but it’s minus 18 today.
Damn that is super cold. What part of Toronto do you live in?
I’m living in the east end of the city a few minutes away from the Ash Bridges Bay skate park. Super easy to cruise to the park and get trapped there all day. I think I should make a concerted effort to skate more street this summer. Less bunting, what you think?
Yeah less bunting is always beneficial. Ty James says you need to help your mom with some yard work this summer (laughs). Anyways you where just in Miami how long where you down there for and who were you with?
Tell Ty he’s a bunter. Yeah, I just got back from Miami a couple days ago. I went down for 15 days with my homies Donovan Jones, Koty Brown, Keith Simmons and Devin Guiney.
Is that your first time down there? It seems like a hot spot for everyone out east.
It was my third time down there. It's a cheap and quick flight to that 25 degree weather, can't go wrong. I’d say Barcelona is still the hot spot for skaters though, felt like half the Canadian skate scene was out there this winter.
I heard you had a little trouble getting out of there what happened and how hectic was the situation?
Yeah, on the way down Keith was on our asses to get to the airport early and we chirped him for being so stressed on time. Karma bit us because he flew home 5 days before us without a hitch. With no Keitho for our return journey to crack the whip, we missed our check in time by 6 minutes. We were skating through the airport like mad men trying to make it on time but we still ended up blowing it. We ended up having to chill on standby for 5 hours. Keith got the last laugh.
Who was down there filming and what are you guys doing with the footy? Are you working on anything in particular right now?
Devin was out there with us filming. Koty, Dono and myself are working on a video for Adrift skate shop called Stuck Up Kids. Me and Koty have been sitting on a bit of footage so we figured if we filmed a bit more new stuff and got everyone else on the team to contribute some footy we could put something decent together.
That sounds fucking dope. Who else is having parts in the video, and when is it expected to come out?
At this point I'm not sure who is having parts but Koty, Dono and myself will and we'll see what happens with everyone else. Can't speculate too much at this point. My dude Sebastian aka Bass of the once great bassmotion.com is going to edit the video. He edited the original Adrift video Stick Up Kids in 2005 but hasn't edited a skate video in years. It’s going to be cool to see what he comes up with.
What else is good you have made some moves in the industry in the last year from Red Star to Expedition. What happened at Red star? Has this been a positive change?
Yeah, couple changes happened this past year. Had a great run with Red Star, those guy are the homies and I thank them for everything they did for me. Just felt like it was time for a change and then an opportunity with Timebomb and Expedition came along. Spence and Wade had some input on putting together the Kayo Canada teams, they put my name out there and it worked out don de la stoked. Other than Expedition, my dude Geoff Smith who works at Faction Sales out here hooked me up with Stance socks and I got on Mypakage a bit after that. Fresh socks and underwear? Positive change for sure.
It seems like Nike Canada has been stacking up more of a team lately? How long has Nike been hooking you up for?
Yeah, Nike recently put Chad Dickson on. Super stoked on that. TJ Rogers is also repping the swoosh these days. The ship is definitely going in the right direction. I've been on for 8 or 9 years now, kinda crazy I didn't realize it had been that long. Thanks for making me feel old.
You have been living in the east most of your life. What’s the best part about living in Toronto?
Yeah, I grew up in Montreal but didn't start skating until I moved to Toronto. Best thing about living in Toronto for me is just my comfort level out here. Got my family, friends, skate spots, just all the essentials. I love to get out of here and do some travelling to skate but this is my home base for sure.
Do you and Wade meet up and play hockey?
(Laughs) Nah I bunted on hockey this winter. I meant to get out and play shinny a couple times but I suck at ice skating and don't have my own skates. Been playing a bit of men’s league basketball though, Nike hooked up some Hyperdunks, they call me brother dunks a lot these days.
Who else do you kick it with in Toronto? Who is killing it in the skate game out there?
As far as skating, I'm usually out with Dono, Koty, Morgan, Wade, Noah T, Duncan, Kyle Sodoski whoever else is out really. All the Ash Bridges locals. Everyone I mentioned is killing it. TJ is steady killing it if I had to pick one person. Kills the perfect California spots but he also gets down and dirty on the rugged Canadian spots. He reps Canada pretty hard in his video parts, it's dope.
Who is a young kid no one out west will have heard about that you think is coming up?
My little homie Kirk Roach is coming up. Fool learns tricks so fast, in the winter I usually see him once a week at the indoor park I work at and he seems noticeably better every week. Might be a while till his name gets out there but he's on the right path don de la skate rat.
You ever think about moving out west? What keeps you where you are?
Nah never really thought about moving out West, I love Vancouver but it doesn't seem as good for skating as it once was. Great place to visit but I can’t see myself living there. It's nice kicking it at Third Beach with you and all but I'm not about that dab life so what would I do while you, Spence, Wherry, Cameo, LJ and everyone is at the Dab Lounge all day? You're all dab write offs (laughs) just kidding. I could see myself moving to Montreal for an extended period of time though.
Ok, easy on the dab rant. (Laughs) What the fuck does “Don de La” mean?
(Laughs) Don de la doesn't mean a damn thing. It's just basically filler in a sentence. However, it's a nice way to bridge two thoughts or add emphasis to something you’re saying. For example: Let's meet up tonight don de la beers. Translation, let's meet up tonight and have some beers. Or the emphasis way - Yo Spence that was a sweet kick front blunt in Korea don de la BUNT!
What is the best pick up line you have ever used in the club?
I don't mess with pick up lines. I'm a gentleman, come on Tweezy. No, but seriously I can't even remember. Troy, my drunk alter ego probably has some terrible lines up his sleeve but me, I don't have any lines except maybe "yo yash really good ma?"
Did it work?
Unfortunately I don't think that has ever worked. I usually get hit with a "pardon me?" So I gotta squirm out of it "I'm sorry, I meant how are you on this fine evening you sexy thang?". SLAP. Ouch.
(laughs) All right, we gotta wrap this thing up. Who is hooking you up these days and who do you want to thank?
Word. First and foremost, I would like to thank you Ian Twa aka Tweezy aka Brother Chongo. Thanks to Jacob and Jesse Williams and the whole Adrift Skate Shop fam, Oliver and Craig at Nike, Tyler at Timebomb for hooking up Expedition, Brown at Onedist for hooking up Kr3w, Geoff and Homer at Faction Sales for hooking up Stance, Dave and Danny at Centre for hooking up Diamond and Indy, Dez and Mike at Mypakage, and Karl at IS eyewear for hooking up shades. Also thanks to Will Jivcoff, Rich Odam, Jeff Comber and Josh Hotz for shooting these photos. It's a don de la wrap.
Wednesday, March 5. 2014
Dan Redmond is a technical wizard on his skateboard. He has an interview in issue #5 of Ghetto Spot's newest online publication. Below he switch flips in perfectly just to get this manny started. Check out Dan's interview and the rest of the issue here Ghetto Spot.
Wednesday, December 18. 2013
I met Max Fine a couple of years ago in Miami, and instantly liked his skating. I also liked Max as a person which helped in us becoming friends. In the years since this quirky ginger has come to stay with me a couple times a year in Vancouver to get in his west coast fix. Max is always looking proper on the board, and is also up for a good time whether it is planned or just something random that falls into his lap. With no further a due I give you Max fine in all his glory.
So what’s good Max? Where are you at right now?
I’m just chilling up at my Dad’s farm, with my dog.
Where is this alleged farm you speak of?
It’s about an hour and a half northeast of Toronto, in a town called Cannington. They just had a skate park put in here.
Didn't you play a major roll in getting that skate park put in?
Yeah, actually the skate park that was already here was like three ramps on this small patch of cement that was so fucking sketchy. They were made out of that plastic tetra pack material so everything on top was super slippery; I definitely ate shit a couple times (laughs). So when we moved out here we realized that there’s not much for the youth to do, and we decided that it was a good idea to put a skate park in. We started helping out with the funds and stuff, and once that was all in place we contacted Jim from Spectrum, and he was super down with the idea. So I started attending some meetings with Jim and Morgan Smith helped a lot as well. So if I had an idea he would just bounce it back and we would just decide if it was shitty or not.
That’s super sick so you actually designed most of your home-town park?
Yeah, I definitely helped out a lot, we had a couple meetings with the guys who live in the town to find out what everyone wanted to see and if they were happy with what we came up with and stuff. l always wanted to design my own skate park as a kid, but it was pretty crazy when I was actually asked to help with the design, and then it actually happen. Looking at 3D rendering of obstacles, and then actually going to skate them at the park after was so weird.
Yeah that’s a dope feeling for sure, and now Cannington has a legit park?
Yeah it’s awesome everyone here is super hyped it’s a very small town but there are lots of people that live in the surrounding areas. Now they all come here to skate the park. Parents come and drop their kids of at the skate park and then go to the local coffee shop and stores so it actually did a lot to help support the local economy, which is also sick.
Do you ever see yourself permanently leaving Toronto?
I don’t know. I was actually thinking about that recently. After coming back from Van I was thinking it’s super sweet to have a home base here in Toronto. I got lots of friends in the city that are down to skate all the time, and then I have my own little get-a-way up here at the farm. If the city starts feeling too hectic I can always come up here and chill for the night and pretty much just go back to the city feeling refreshed with a clean slate. Sometimes I think about Vancouver or maybe moving to Montreal but right now I am keeping Toronto as the home base.
What’s the best part about living and skating in Toronto?
Fuck, if you’re not lazy, the best part is the unlimited spots it’s actually crazy. Such an abundance of different kinds of spots, like neighborhoods where the houses have banks in front of them or just that type of shit were you can skate down the street Ollie up a curb and rip up some bank, and then, your thinking fuck that looks sick so you just end up skating it. It’s doesn’t necessarily have to be about going to this spot here or that spot there it’s just about skating everything. Transit here is pretty good and if you have a car you can go and skate all the surrounding areas like Mississauga or the other surrounding cities. I feel that although shit is getting capped here new shit pops up just as fast
What’s the worst part about living and skating in Toronto?
(Laughs) Well there are so many good skaters here, it's pretty humbling (laughs). You can get trapped pretty easily at like Dunbat. I’ll go there just planning on warming up and then all of a sudden it’s 11 pm, and I’m drunk and the lights are turning off. You can really get sucked in at that spot. It’s amazing because Dunbat is the best, but at the same time its kind of a bitch (Laughs)
Sounds a bit like the Vancouver plaza?
Yeah it’s exactly like that, and the winters here are bad. You said your going to go skate the plaza tomorrow, I am going to go shovel the driveway, and get some new snow boots. (Laughs)
What happened with you and DC?
It’s hard for me to say, sort of like a broken telephone because I don’t know what went on behind the scenes. Initially we just heard that everyone on DC Canada was done but it was just really a miscommunication. I think they could only renew a couple contracts and that got passed on as the entire DC Canada program is done. They just wanted to cut it down so only three people in Canada have contracts but everyone else can still get product, but there isn’t going to be anymore Canadian programs with trips or incentives. The DC Canadian program was unreal with Josh Clark as the team manager. When I got on DC it was one of my first sponsors and the TM is one of my best friends who I have been traveling with, it was very surreal. So I’m sure those three guys will do some more traveling on a global scale with DC, which is awesome, but everyone had a little bit of a bitter taste in their mouth because of the way it was told to us. Which was all because I think of some initial miscommunication. It’s hard to really complain about not getting free shoes when most people have to pay for shoes and all their skate gear, so it’s hard to complain you know?
What are your thoughts on the skateboard industry and skateboarding in 2013?
Well in my mind I kind of separate skateboarding and the skateboard industry. If you don't skateboard you see skateboarding as it is advertised through the industry, which is the whole persona around it, what clothes "skaters" wear or music they listen too. Which makes sense cause thats the stuff that sells. When it comes down to it, to me, skateboarding is an activity and it brings this great feeling to people. That’s why most people started doing it. There aren’t really rules to skating, you can ollie up any curb you want and just be creative and rip around. Sometimes when I skate, I just zone out and that chattery part of my brain shuts off. Your not thinking about that useless shit that clutters your mind like what kind of shampoo kanye uses, or what's Drakes new puppy's name, or who your new match on tinder is your just skating. It is a very refreshing feeling. You can get that feeling with endless things though, weather your passion is tennis, basketball, drawing, running or whatever, it's just different roads to the same place. I think it’s very important for the mind to have a passion like that, it's healthy. Skate or Die
(Laughs) Damn that’s heavy. I know you have some fun with social media what’s you opinion on social media in general is it good or bad?
There are definitely ups and downs to it. On the up side, I can see what my friends across the world are eating for breakfast, that’s pretty sweet. One of my major issues with social media is that it makes it super easy to just sit inside and stare at your computer all day. Facebook makes you feel like your actually doing something when you’re just sitting on a couch. When people aren't bored they don't really force themselves to go out and do much. Social media is now super accessible wherever you go, you can have all these apps on your phone and can be on Facebook, Instagram or something, anywhere you are. Because of that I sit on the toilet for like an hour now (laughs). So the moment your mind gets board you pull out your phone, and it’s a quick fix for boredom. People don't look around and take in the world as much. That’s just what I’ve noticed with myself because I’m also super guilty of it as well. With that being said, without social media I probably wouldn't stay in touch with a lot of my friends from out of town. So there’s definitely pros and cons. Everything is ok in moderation.
Well thanks for siting down with me to do this interview Max. Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank Ian Twa, and everyone at Transworld for this interview, everyone at Timebomb for hooking up Expedition, Sanction skateshop, Bryan Wherry for hooking up The Hundreds, Alex Forbes for Vans, my Mom, Dad, Brother, and the whole family! Josh Clark, Dime, Mystks, filmers and photographers, all the hommies! Nelly and Kelly, Matt Canadian, Ja Rule, Todd Falcon
You know this is a skatenewspot interview right?
Tuesday, October 15. 2013
Kevin Lowry has been in the skate game for a long time. Growing up in Calgary Kevin excelled in escaping Canada’s harsh winter’s in search of warmer weather and smoother ground. I remember about 7 years ago Kevin met up with a group of us in Barcelona. Joey Williams, Mark Brownlee, Mike Vince, Travis Stenger and I had an apartment there for two months of the winter. We didn't know Kevin very well at the time, which did not stop him from showing up at our apartment every morning mindlessly demanding lattes from me or Vince, and questioning what spots we had lined up for the day. It became apparent immediately that Kevin is a different breed of skater. He is not concerned with doing the most technical trick possible. Instead Kevin finds joy; in skating unique spots and adding his personal creativity to every spot he skates, with a different approach then anyone to skate the spot before him. Eight years later Kevin is no different. He reps hard for the city of Calgary and manages to never be stuck there when the weather isn’t skate permitting. I couldn’t be happier to see Kevin getting stepped up to the Adidas international team. If you know Lowry, you know that none of this shit fell in his lap but was something he created in his skating many years ago.
How is it going Kevin?
Not to bad I have been super busy as of lately working a lot and skating. I have more then one job at the moment so my days are super busy but I can’t complain.
Where are you at right now?
I am at home in Calgary but I am off to NYC and Philadelphia in 24 hours for a couple of weeks.
Your new part looks great. Did you know you were filming for an Adidas introduction part? Or was it something that just came with stacking some footage?
I knew, which is kinda a crazy thing for me. I usually just skate and things fall into place with videos and so on. I think the hard part for me was I only filmed on trips for this part. I don’t film with HD at home so that made it a bit harder.
How long did you have to film for this part?
A bit over a year. Time flew by and deadlines came up fast.
Are you hyped on how it turned out? Or, was there some last minute things you wish you had gotten for this part?
I am super happy with the way it turned out. To be honest we left out a ton of stuff as it didn’t match the vibe to the part. But having stuff left over is never a bad thing.
True. I know you do a lot of traveling every year. Is this part filmed mostly in Canada or abroad?
There is only about 5 things filmed in Canada. Most of the clips are from Greece, Philly, Germany and Madrid.
Where do you spend most of the year when you’re not in Calgary?
Mostly I spend time in the UK. I have some great friends over there and the skate scene is amazing.
Who filmed most of this part?
Chris Mulhern, Torsten Frank and Dan Wolfe.
I noticed all of your parts look raw and are filmed with the classic VX 1000. This is obviously no mistake. Why do you see value in not switching to the industry standard of HD?
I just like VX footage. I don’t think skateboarding is supposed to be viewed in widescreen. I am not sure why HD is always filmed and edited so crazy. Face shoots, dollies, and epic slow mo usually to some draining slow song. I prefer things to be simple. Its hard enough to keep up with the tricks and spots when you are watching something.
I noticed you have a lot of quick footed skating in this part. You do a backside 180 over a wall, then you immediately fakie kickflip off of a curb. Are clips like this per-conceived or did you just get the 180 so good that you decided to blast the fakie kickflip?
I would be lying if I said I didn’t plan that out. Sometimes yea I will do a little shuvit or something spontaneously but this time that was not the case. I liked the way it felt to have a little bit of an impact then doing a fakie flip completely blind right away. Now that I think about it, If I would have just done a smith grind on a ten stair the kids would have been more hyped.
I really feel like you put out timeless video parts again and again. I see progression in your skating but your video parts always look raw and different than a lot of the norm coming out of kids these days. Is there a specific style or time frame that impacted your skating to look this way?
Well, I definitely like to watch certain people and time periods. But to be honest I have been getting really hyped on underground people from the middle of no where. I buy a lot of videos online from independent filmers. Not only do I think its rad to support the videos that people make with their friends but the feel of these videos are more the way skating is to me. I like to skate and film with my friends and thats the way its always been.
You skate a lot of unique spots. Does finding stuff to skate come naturally to you or is it a constant challenge?
Um, I mean I am definitely always looking for new spots. I like to ride my bike around and just see what's out there. Usually if I am on a trip or something I will venture off on my own and look for stuff. I think its also just the fact that I like to explore. The amount of times I have tried to skate something and it hasn’t worked out are countless. I was thinking to myself the other day I would love to just see a video of people trying things or not quite getting a trick. That's the side of skateboarding people have no idea about. You only ever see the make.
You do a backside 5-0 on a staircase that you have to Ollie up onto a bank just to hit. Has this spot ever been skated before?
Yeah I think Danny Renaud is the only one to have skated it. At least according to my friend Chris. He did a frontside fifty backside 180 in Static 3.
Again with the quick feet technique in your part, you Ollie a fence then Ollie a bump to bar. Did you take some good slams into the second bar after ollieing the fence?
I actually did that first try… just kidding. I think that was one of those things that just happened. I didn’t slam and I think if I would have I probably would have given up. I knew once I saw that spot that I wanted to at least give it a shot. My adrenaline was super high during and after that one. I remember kind of just feeling super buzzed for about an hour after.
What are you working on and filming for right now?
That is a little surprise I can not disclose.
Any last words?
Take care of those around you.
Monday, September 30. 2013
Brandon, How are you doing Man? I’ve just finished watching Chapter One for the fifth consecutive time and I must say your part is insane.
In the last Three years you have put out three video parts with Emerica. And you finished Zoo York’s “True East.” How much time did you have to film for Chapter One?
I think probably around two years, give or take.
Every part seems better than the last. Has it been really stressful to film for so many video’s in the last three years?
Thanks. Yeah at times it gets a little stressful. Mainly just making sure you have enough decent stuff and hoping you don't have to go back for tricks.
Colin, Leo and new kid Jeremy Leabres all have parts as well. Were the four of you skating together a lot while filming for this video?
Yeah, we took a bunch trips all over together. We all crashed at Miner's house a few times and skated SF, and they spend a week at mine and skate Boston.
You have three tricks with a died blonde Mohawk, is there anything in particular that inspired that?
We went to Europe and Leo, Heath, and Jerry said they were gonna dye their hair blonde and asked if I was down and I was. The mohawk came about at a rest stop. Reynolds had some clippers and Miner had them and said let me shave a mohawk. I said go for it.
There are a lot of west coast clips in your part. Have you been spending a lot of time in California in the last year?
Yeah, mainly Miner lives out there, so I would go out and stay at his house a bunch.
Who did most of the filming for your part in this video?
That kickflip in SF to start your part was mental. Does skating SF spots come naturally; or do you sometimes go back to a spot a few times for a trick?
I went to that spot three times and skated it for hours each time not being able to get it. Went home and Miner convinced me to fly back out four days later for two days just to get that line. That's how SF spots go for me. Tons of time and energy, but the spots are always fun and unique
This part is really gnarly. Tell me the process when going for the bump to bar gap back 5-0?
That spot just sucks. Mainly because the roll up is dirt so you gotta set wood up. The 5-0 was easy. I was trying back smith after. That was hard. We got kicked out and planned to go back the next morning before the flight and I rolled my ankle later on that day so I couldn't go back.
The frontside lipslide into the alley looks ridiculously high. Did you run a warm up trick or just go for it?
Just a lipslide. That's easier to me than any other warm up frontside.
When you ollie up onto the loading dock your getting towed in by a car. How fast where you going and how do you come up with skating this type of spot? How did you find that spot?
I think I was going maybe 15 or 20. I don't exactly remember. We were going to another spot right by there and happen to see that and thought I could ollie up on it.
Some of these spots are death defying. Is there any trick in particular in your part after you landed you were just thankful to be alive hahaa?
I wouldn't really say glad to be alive, more just glad to have finally landed it. There were so many tricks I went back too and tried for hours. The kickflip SF line, back 3 over the bump to bar, tailslide kickflip and the ollie over the bump to bar then board slide up were just a few that I struggled to get.
In your part you do a ridiculous backside 360 over a bump to bar in Brooklyn. Do you have a favorite trick from New York in your part?
I think the tailslide kickflip just because we went and fixed the ground to start, then went back five times for countless hours. One session I ended it with some heat stroke. Also, I was stoked because every time I would hit the bump it was a different feeling and pretty much every time I woud get into a saggy tail slide, and the one I ended up riding away from felt good.
Is there anything you’re working on right now?
I'm filming some tricks for the Kings line Zoo just released. It's gonna be sick, like all New York footage.
Well again Brandon congratulations, the video is amazing and you shut it right down. Any last words?
Friday, August 9. 2013
What’s good Mitch how you doing homie?
I'm good playur, how about you?
I’m doing good man. So I know you move around the East coast a lot, where are you right now?
I'm back in Ottawa now, but yeah I have been all over Ontario and Quebec lately trying to film.
Nollie shuv nose wheelie nollie heel out: Photo Hotz
Dope, seems like your always on the move. You where just on a DC trip? Who else was on the trip and what was it like?
Yeah! The DC trip was hella dope; I got to see some of the best skateboarding I have ever seen in real life. It was pretty much the whole DC Canada team and two special guests from the US team. Will Marshall, Bobby Dekeyser, Morgan Smith, Sascha Daley, Chad Dickson, Charles Dechamps, Brian Gautreau, Josh (greasy haired bastard) Clark, David Torgerson and Wes Kremer.
Damn that’s a serious squad. So I know you where born and raised in Ottawa, but how much time do you actually spend there. How many different trips have you been on this year?
I love Ottawa but if you stay here for to long it gets to you, just this year I have been in Miami, Atlanta, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and city’s Quebec. I was supposed to go to Arizona with the DC Canada crew but the US boarder feds didn't let me in.
Back nosegrind revert: Photo Hotz
Damn that’s fucked up. So it sounds like have been filming a lot. What are you doing with all your footage? What are you working on right now?
Working on Top of the world skate shops new video called Aspect-ratio, we all been focused on it for a while.
Who is going to have crazy shit in the new TOP video and what’s the video all about?
Will Marshall part will shock everybody, he does pro tricks on the daily with manly style, and my lil man Sam Linds part is fucked. Just knowing what he went threw to get what he got is so inspiring.
I know you go hard. Is there a shitload of partying in the process of filming for this video?
Yes that my main problem right now cause I travel a lot and hang out with friends that like to drink so its hard not to party, but right now I'm trying not to party too much. I am focusing on the last tricks I want to get for my part.
Nollie Heel Nose Manny. Photo Hotz
Who do you skate with everyday and what is Mystks crew?
Mystks crew everyday! It’s a skate crew I started with my school friends when I was 13. And it’s grown to what it is now.
You grew up in the East Coast but you come kick it out West every summer. What’s the difference between the two Scenes?
I have been out west a bunch of times and the differences I have noticed is that life IE the weather, cleaner air and beaches are way better out west. But skateboarding is way better here out east.
What’s the best part about living in Ottawa and who is killing it out there right now?
Will Marshall is getting shit right now in Ottawa that I didn't think would ever go down.
Backside Smith Grind. Photo : J Hotz
What is your favorite thing to do out west other then skating?
Hanging with my 1611 East homies! Its always a good time when Mystks and 1611 reunite! I have nothing but love for that crew. We kick it on the roof, go cliff jumping and hit the beach… so much sick shit I don’t do back home.
I know your always claiming, skills in C-lo, what’s the most money you have ever won in dice?
I was on a trip to Mont St Saveur with the whole Dc Canada crew and we were all playing C-lo and I was down $30. I was about to give up because I was almost broke, So right before I quit I said fuck it and I played one last $10 game and won, Then we kept playing and I came up $230. That night we went out and blew it all haha! And the best part about it was that it was mostly Josh's money!
Is there anyone you just can’t stand playing dice with, or can’t beat?
Bobby dekeyser! He's a lil bitch but I still love him, Bobby will win 10$ from me then stop playing. And if he doesn’t stop, then I just fuck him up.
What are you more stoked on Snap chat or Instagram video?
Instagram for sure, it’s sick seeing your friend’s photos of what they did or where they are, snap chat is already dead, shits wack.
Mitch's footage from Turd Season
Who is hooking you up these days, who do you want to thank?
Top of the world, DGK, Gold, DC, LRG, my PKG, Skullcandy, Red-bull, Friends, Ottawa and Mystks!
Friday, July 5. 2013
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