Brian Geib – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Brian Geib
Hometown: Reston, Virginia
Age: 26
Sponsors: Shipyard Skates. 

What set-up are you riding right now?
Shipyard deck (Assassin punk point), Independent trucks, Spitfire classic wheels, Jessup grip, random hardware.

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

Have you ever built something to skate?
I helped out for some of the pours at Lost bowl. Growing up in the suburbs, my mom would help us build boxes and ramps to skate in the parking lot.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
I like skating with my brother, Phil, when I can. I mostly skate with my homie, Jamal, and the Lost Bowl locals. My homie Clem is making a video called ‘For the Record’ and I’ve been skating a lot with that crew lately, trying to finish filming my part.

Best skateboard graphic you have seen lately?
Ronnie O’Neal’s pro model and all of James Callahan’s graphics.

Best thing you’ve ever skated in a skatepark?
The pool coping that Team Pain Skateparks uses grinds perfectly. I don’t know what it is called. I’ve skated the Williams Farm, VB park and the Apex, NC park that have it.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Phil Geib, my older brother, is my favorite skater.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
No, not that I can think of.

Best road trip you ever took?
Chatham County Showdown, North Carolina.

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
I am not involved in any, but I support them all.

What music have you been listening to lately?
Hip-hop, Rap, Doom Metal and Thrash Metal.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
You have to be a good skater, of course, and should be out there skating as much as you can. You should also represent the company you ride for. It helps to have a marketable personality or fit the brand image.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
Venue Skateboards here in Richmond, VA.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
I don’t really have one.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I’m all for it.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
A Thunder truck trophy that I won from a contest at the White Walls here in Richmond.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
All the skaters involved in building DIY spots, and all the skaters and filmers out in the streets keeping it real.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
My top three favorite tricks are ollies, kickflips and frontside grinds.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
No.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
When Hank put me on the Shipyard Skates team. Thanks Boss!

Brian_Geib-Colby_Millsap KICKER RAMP √, RUSTY OIL DRUM √, KICKFLIP √, COOL PHOTO √, GEIB PROVES WHY THIS IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE TRICKS. PHOTO BY COLBY MILLSAP


 

ABOUT THE JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE:

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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