Casey Meyer – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Casey Meyer
Hometown: Kihei, Hawaii
Age: 27
Sponsors: Speedlab Wheels, American Nomad Skateboards, JUJU bearings, Gullwing trucks, Knowgood Hardware, Airspeed Shoes, Guayaki, PDX Leather.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Speedlab Wheels Bolts, Bill Danforth deck, Gullwing Shadows, Juju Silver bearings, Knowgood Hardware, Paradox Grip.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
The wasteland DIY in San Jose.

Have you ever built something to skate?
I helped build a whole DIY in Santa Rosa (“The Slab” RIP). It had quarters, ledges, a manual pad, and a pole jam.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
My Main dude, Greg Harbour.

Coolest skateboard graphic you have seen lately?
American Nomad Cafe Racer.

Best thing you’ve ever skated in a skatepark and what skatepark was it?
I don’t know. Every skatepark has its own rad thing. I get pretty stoked about the snake run at Fremont park!

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Jason Adams, Geoff Rowley, Jerry Hsu.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
A bowl in my backyard! Haha. I’d love to skate some of that Asian architecture in China or Thailand!

Best road trip you ever took?
13 day trip through Oregon. Highlight was sleeping on a Taco Bell lawn.

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
Not really.

What music have you been listening to lately?
A lot of 999 and the Stitches.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Mostly just not being a dick and taking time to chat with kids.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
Skateworks in Santa Cruz.

What is your favorite skate photo of all time?
I was pretty stoked when I saw David Gonzalez 50 the Baldwin High 32 stair!

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
Girls rock and so does their skateboarding!

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
I’ve got an OULK board that my friend painted, and also one of two decks left from mine and Ryan Spencer’s board company we started when we were 17.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
BRO MOD.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Switch hardflip, good buddies, and Cabs!

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
NEVER!!!

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Posing my dog doing a kickflip over a trashcan!

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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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