Justyce Tabor – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Justyce Tabor
Hometown: Seaside, Oregon
Age: 19
Sponsors: Silly Girl Skateboards, Pink Widow Distribution.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Silly Girl Skateboards, Independent trucks, 54mm Spitfire Formula 4’s, Jessup grip, Creature/Independent 1 1/4 hardware.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Ben and Kenzie’s backyard was pretty sick with a pool in the middle and a bunch of skate trannys around the center piece. It’s so much fun.

Have you ever built something to skate?
As a kid growing up, we had a bunch of sketchy DIY obstacles that we would place on the side of 2nd Avenue. My dad built one of my favorite quarter pipes of all time. It was initially super vertical and we ended up chopping off most of the top to make it a little less gnar.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
I love some good tranny or anything concrete.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
My new pro model is pretty sick. It’s done by a person who is pretty rad.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
Lincoln City’s snake run is pretty amazing. It’s just 100 percent flow.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
My brother, Julz Lynn, Matt Gaudio, Jay Adams.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
It would be cool to see tiny little trannys put against all the curbs down one of the local streets, mini lines for days.

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
I’ll support anything that is skate-related for a good cause. Those type of things are so inspirational.

What music have you been listening to lately?
I really enjoyed listening to Suicidal Tendencies, but my dad shared Infectious Grooves with me recently, and I like the funk twist that band has.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
I think you should genuinely be a skateboarder.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
I’m on the Oregon coast, so we don’t have a whole lot of local skate shops. As much as I hate to admit it, Zumiez is where it’s at. Smh.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
I really respect the photo of Jay Adams cruising around that cone with his hand flat on the ground, hair flowing, ass down, with a typical ‘70s skateboarder in the background. That picture speaks volumes.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I think that some girls are in it or support it because we ARE girls. Some girl skateboarders categorize themselves as female skateboarders or a girl skateboarder when, in my eyes, we are skateboarders. No matter girl, boy, dog, etc.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
I have a board that is signed by a bunch of pros that were at the Tim Brauch Memorial. The board itself is a picture of Tim Brauch doing a fat mute air. It’s definitely one of the coolest things on the planet.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
The homies.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Proper back tail slides, Madonna tails, backside noseblunt.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
I think that this whole Olympics thing has already brought too much drama.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Seeing the man who runs one of the best companies in the world (Silly Girl Skateboards) walk around and pluck flowers with a 4-year-old while he was asked to babysit. Sure, it doesn’t have anything to do with skateboarding, but this is what skateboarding brings.

Justyce_Tabor-olga_aguilar JUSTYCE TAKES A FRONTSIDE AIR OFF THE COPING IN LINCOLN CITY. PHOTO BY OLGA AGUILAR


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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