Edward Sanchez – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview


Name: Edward Sanchez
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 28
Sponsors: Stedmz Skateboards, S-Tech wheels, Candygrind, Jammypack, Yellowbelly, Sick grip, Buddy Boy Brands, Gullwing Trucks, Zeal Optics, Nexstep Productions.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Stedmz 8 inch foil graphic, Thunder trucks, S-Tech wheels 52s, Sick griptape, Robot-Guts hardware.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Southside Bowl in San Antonio, Texas is the best DIY! Skater built and skater owned!

Have you ever built something to skate?
Yes, in Houston, Texas, the homies and I built a crappy one layer quarter pipe in the driveway where I learned most of my blunt variations.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
I’ve been skating a lot with the skater girls of Colorado. We hype each other up to learn new tricks.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
Stedmz holographic series.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
Arvada Skatepark has the best snake run in Colorado hands down!!!

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Steve Stedham, John Gibson, Elissa Steamer, Ben Raybourn, Luan Oliveira.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
More rails on top of quarter pipes.

Best road trip you ever took?
Took a road trip for some clips in Colorado, Long story short… I live here now. Lol.

Any skate-related charities you support?
Skatuary in Denver, Colorado is amazing! It is a Christian church/skatepark and the pastor is a pro skater!

What music have you been listening to?
Bone Thugs n Harmony.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Have fun skating every day, stay humble and pass a board to the next generation.

Which skate shops do you support?
Alta Vista Skateboard shop in San Antonio, Texas.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
Any Steve Stedham Boneless pics!

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
Most of my homies I skate with are girls! I’m having lunch with one now. Lol.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
My first pro model hands down! What a crazy feeling and I still cherish the moment.

Who contributes most to your local skate scene?
Skatuary is all about changing lives one skateboard at a time.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Beni to blunt flip, b\s nose blunts, and airs!!

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
Yes, the more people who know about our lifestyle the better!

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Contests wins always get me pumped but I have to say the best moment would have to be when I started skateboarding. I was so stoked on my first kickflip off my sidewalk curb!




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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