Adam Legassie – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview


Name: Adam Legassie
Hometown: Biddeford, Maine
Age: 20
Sponsors: Weird Wood, Long’s Board Shop

What set-up are you riding right now?
8.38 Weird Wood Kookmyer model, Thunder hollows, 54 mm Spitfire classics, Anchor hardware, Bronson bearings, MOB Grip.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Rob’s house.

Have you ever built something to skate?
I helped out with a new concrete pyramid in the local park I skate.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
I usually skate with my homies, Ian Junkins, the Santos bros, Wes Cunningham, Chrispy and Coral.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
All of the new Hook-Ups graphics.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
The pool at the Old Orchard Beach park is what I’ve skated all summer long.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
My favorite skateboarders are the Gonz, Eric Koston and Daewon Song.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
A flat bar made out of pool coping.

Best road trip you ever took?
The trip I took down to FDR and Groton, CT, with my buds.

Any skate-related charities you support?
I always recycle my skateboards for the I Ride I Recycle program.

What music have you been listening to?
A lot of Radiohead.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
You have to be a good role model for the kids and represent the brands that support you, while skating the best that you can.

Which skate shops do you support most?
Long’s Board Shop in South Portland, Maine!

Favorite skate photo of all time?
Daewon Song doing the tre flip across the 18 wheelers.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
Skateboarding is for anyone regardless of gender!

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
My Hook-Ups collection.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
All the old Orchard Beach locals.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Disasters, rock n’ rolls, and boneless airs.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
No. That sounds a little kooky.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
The day I realized that skateboarding doesn’t owe me anything and that I owe it EVERYTHING.




When we started Juice Magazine 22 years ago, you could count the number of skateparks on one hand and grindable pool coping was mostly a distant memory. Now there are thousands of skateparks all over the world, along with a vast quantity of DIY spots built to skate. In 1993, the majority of skateboarders listened to punk rock or hip hop exclusively. Now skateboarders listen to almost every kind of sound created. Two decades ago, skateboarding related charities were non-existent. Today, there are numerous non-profits giving back to skateboarding in many ways. One of the most important differences between now and then is that, 22 years ago, there was a clear division between old school and new school skateboarding. Now that wall of separation has followed the same path as the Berlin Wall, allowing for an unprecedented unification of skateboarders all over the globe. Great strides have been made for girls that skate as well as the acceptance of skate history and long overdue recognition for skateboarding’s pioneers and its artifacts. At the same time, the current generation of skateboarders is taking skateboarding to new heights, previously unimaginable. As the landscape of the skateboarding industry changes on a daily basis, and the topic of skateboarding in the Olympics rears its head once again, along with the disturbing subject of who controls skateboarding being tossed about by corporate entities, we decided it was time to take a good look at the State of Skate. We asked 20 questions to 100 skateboarders, ages 8 to 58, and found that skateboarding is as diverse as the skateboarders that are addicted to it, no one controls skateboarding except skateboarders, and the State of Skate is savage and strong. Now get out there and skate tough!

JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE features interviews with 100 skateboarders including: Tony Alva, Dave Hackett, Chris Strople, Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Dave Duncan, Steve Alba, Tony Magnusson, Pat Black, Jesse Martinez, Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy, Ric Widenor, Lester Kasai, Glen Charnoski, Bryan Pennington, Peter Furnee, Jeremiah Risk, Ryan Smith, Jason Jessee, Omar Hassan, Cam Dowse, Jen O’Brien, Depth Leviathan Dweller, Brett Roper, Travis Beattie, Chris Gentry, CW Dunn, Chris Albright, Charlie Wilkins, Cairo Foster, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, BJ Morrill, Dr. Lenore L.A. Sparks, Sid Melvin, Jesse Irish, Packy Fancher, Greg Lutzka, Jimmy Larsen, Adam Dyet, Luis Tolentino, Greg Harbour, Frank Faria, Ryan DeCenzo, Dave Bachinsky, Johnny Turgesen, Casey Meyer, Edward Sanchez, David Gravette, Ben Hatchell, Brian Geib, Felipe Gouveia, Eric Santos, Kyle Smith, Cameron Revier, Josh Stafford, Justin Grubbs, Etienne Eden Archila, Sanzio Piacentini, Josh Elder, Eddie “Mighty” Moreno, Kevin Kowalski, Otto Pflanz, Jeremy Smith, Adam Wiggins, Jimmy Wilkins, Danny Gordon, Jake Hilbish, Corey Blanchette, Adam Legassie, Nick Santos, Trey Rounds, Curren Caples, Justyce Tabor, Andy Anderson, Sarah Thompson, Coral Guerrero, Collin Graham, Derek Scott, Ace Pelka, Sonny Rodriguez, Jarren Duke, Mikayla Sheppard, CJ Titus, Noah Schott, Emily Earring, Julian Torres, Wyatt Wisenbaker, Josh Forsberg, Nathan Midgette, Roman Pabich, Yago Dominguez, Jack Winburn, Jonas Carlsson, Kiko Francisco, Bryce Ava Wettstein, Desmond Shepherd, Matty Jessee and Luke Kahler.


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