Adam Wiggins – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

Name: Adam Wiggins
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Age: 21
Sponsors: Cockfight Skateboards, Speedlab Wheels, Beer Club, Surf House.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Ace Trucks, Speed Lab Wheels Bombshells 57mm/97A and a Cockfight skateboard.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
The Slab in Galveston and Tres Losas.

Have you ever built something to skate?
Helped on a few different DIY spots. I’ve helped build concrete quarters and spines and junk.

Who do you like to skate with these days?
Sanjak, Dozer, Grubbs, the money’s, Dolph boy and all the old guys.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
Chet Childress Bukowski. Roger has some funny ones.

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
The Crested Butte big bowl is pretty sick.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Prince, Gibson, Phillips, Shaggy, Hubba, Chris Cope, Pete Gunn, Schlag, Grubbs.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
What if you could skate in a bubble? Or a 100-foot full pipe.

Best road trip you ever took?
Suffer camp in Austin. That last trip around Texas was good.

Any skate-related charities you support?
EZ-7 Turkey Jam.

What music have you been listening to?
Stuff that makes the Mexican lady’s dance! Junior Kimbrough.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Skateboarders that give more than they take. Drink beer n’ go fast.

Which skate shops do you support most?
Surf House.

Favorite skate photo of all time?
Gibson Thrasher cover at Ammo pipes is bonkers.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I’m into it. Have you seen @julzlovespoolz ?!

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
Jason Jessee Neptune skateboard.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
Mathew Money, fo real.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Fs grind, fs grind, uhhhh back smiths.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
Screw those guys. Wait. Slalom would be cool. Big Ryan for team USA!

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Skating Leadville full pipe and when me and some buds found a snapping turtle in a pool we were draining and I caught the bad boy!




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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