Roman Pabich – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview


Name: Roman Pabich
Hometown: Ocean City, Maryland
Age: 13
Sponsors: Powell Peralta, Bones Wheels, Vans Shoes, Grinderz.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Powell board, Independent trucks, Bones wheels, Mob Grip, and Ceramic bearings.

What’s the most fun skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
A wall ride spot in L.A. that I skated a few weeks ago, but it just got taken out.

Have you ever built something to skate?
I built a kicker, when I was a kid, to skate.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
Robbie Russo, my brother Cedric, Oscar Navarro, Mighty Monroe, Jarren Duke, Deville Nunes and Wes Lott.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
Charlie Blair’s graphic is sick.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
This oververt wall at my home park, Ocean Bowl in Maryland, is fun.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Bob Burnquist, Darren Navarrette, Steve Caballero, Duane Peters, Jimmy Wilkins and Ben Raybourn.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
I think everything is already built pretty much.

Best road trip you ever took?
Powell Peralta trip, Lets Go Skate 2, was a good one.

What music have you been listening to?
Black Sabbath, Slayer, Pentagram, Eazy-E and Biggie Smalls.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
To skate and go to contests, I guess.

Which skate shops do you support most?
Furnace Skate Shop.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
My favorite skate photo is of Ben Raybourn doing an Andrecht on a diving board in a backyard pool.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I think it’s sick that girls want to skate.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
The movie Lords of Dogtown is a piece of skating that influences me to skate.

Who contributes to your local skate scene?
Wes Lott works at the park that I go to most of the time and is the best worker in my opinion.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Eggplant, bs Smith grind, and a body jar.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
Hell no. It’s not a sport, nor should it be judged as one. It’s a lifestyle and about having fun.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
I’m proud that I get to live in California and 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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