INTERVIEW BY DAN LEVY
PHOTO BY IVORY SERRA
When did you start skating?
About nine years ago, I think.
Who are your sponsors?
CityStars, Axion, Nixon, Orion, Alphanumeric, Monkey Business.
What was your first set-up?
How old are you?
Why did you start skating?
To get out the hood!
How did Axion come to be and what inspired you to do it?
Duffs ripping me off for about $70,000.
Do you ever feel that having all the responsibilities of having a company take away from your skating?
Sometimes, but then again I work ‘til 4 a.m.
When you were growing up, were parents and friends supportive of you skating or did they think it was a phase?
Do you like to compete in contests and how do you feel about them?
Contests show nothing of real street skating.
What do you think about being on the Tony Hawk video game for Activision?
Do you get in a lot of fights?
Only when I’m around skateboarders.
What’s up with the CityStars?
Taking over the whole industry. Period!
How do you feel about pro-hos?
Tell me about your cousin and Alphanumeric?
It’s the best working with my cuzo and the clothes are killing everyone else. Mad Style.
Are you a vegan, vegetarian or a carnivore?
I’m not a rabbit, so I eat meat, but no pork.
What is going on with your shoe collection?
I add more every day. I have a few thousand shoes but I’m running out of room space.
Are you trying to break a world record for most shoes owned?
Nah, just for my personal collection.
What is your favorite trick?
Anything big and switchstance.
Who do you like to skate with?
Daewon, Vince, Jay, Koston, Guy, the whole CityStar and Axion team.
Name three skate legends.
Nata Kaupas, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen.
Name three porn stars
Janet Jockme, Kobe Tai, Heather Hunter.
What else are you into besides skating?
Music, basketball, Izum, cars, sex, money and violence
What are your fears?
Daewon, Luis, Vince said if I don’t shout him out he is going to kill someone; so shout out to Vince, Jay, Abe Amir, Guy, Brian Anderson, JT, CityStar, Reflex, Axion, Nixon to my East and West shoe homies.
Word association. . .
hip hop- bullets
bananas- & cream
switch hardflips- been there
fashion- bright colors
Abe Smith- right arm