Jimmy Larsen – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Jimmy Larsen
Hometown: All of The USA!!!
Age: 30
Sponsors: Dieta Skateboards, Metro Skateboarding, Homebase Skateshop, DoomSayers Club, Used Dodge Ram Vans, The Homies.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Dieta Skateboard, Indy trucks, Indy hardware, Jessup tape, Bones wheels.

What’s the most fun skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Cow Palace. Shit. I shouldn’t have said anything.

Have you ever built something to skate?
Everything. It comes with the territory, especially in the backwoods. I like to use what’s around.

Who do you like to skate with the most?
The homies! It basically depends on what part of the world I’m in. Sac Sayers club, Unheard guys when I see em. Dylan and Joel from Metro. People who are down to get shit done while still having fun… and spliff ong!

Best skate graphic you’ve seen lately?
Snake Shake by Doomsayers.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
Every park seems to have something. I like the huge ditch built into the Stockholm skatepark.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Jay Sigafoos, Joel Jutigar, Ratface, Sean Blueitt, Luke Koch, Willy Akers, Ben Wallis.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
I’d like to see a mega ramp connecting the world.

Best road trip you ever took?
All of em!!!! Metro’s ‘Quit Yer Ditchin’ tour.

What music have you been listening to?
Tineriwan.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Not being a shitbag in front of kids, being a positive role model and influence on future generations.

Which skate shops do you support?
Homebase Skateshop, Subversions, Deluxe.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
Gonz at Alcatraz.

What’s your take on girls skateboarding?
Love it.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
Probably my first shop video…Homebase “Kill the Filmer” and I once had Lance Mountain’s signature on my shirt, but I wore it and it washed out. 🙁 hand drawn picture by Ed Templeton.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
Joel Jutagir to the west and Andy Po to the east (Metro and Homebase).

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Nollie flip, noseblunts, and hand tricks.

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

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
This interview.

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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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