Dave Bachinsky – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

Name: Dave Bachinsky
Hometown: Lowell,
Age: 28
Sponsors: Darkstar Skateboards, Pioneers Skateshop, Elm Outdoors, Miami High, KeyStreet Clothing, FKD Bearings, MSA, Grizzly Grip, Diamond, OC Ramps, Etcetera Insoles, Venture Trucks, Syrp, ShapeTHREE.

What set-up are you riding right now?
A mini haha Darkstar 7.5, Venture Lows, Wreck wheels, MSA Grizzly Grip, Diamond hardware.

What’s the most fun DIY, spot you’ve skated lately?
Hadley Skatepark! Over the last year, my friend Ryan and I we raised enough money to build a 16FT X 19FT A-Frame obstacle at the skatepark I grew up at in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was a huge build for what we grew up skating. Every year, we are trying to raise more, so will see what happens in 2016!

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
There’s a contest happening every other weekend, so it’s just been constant travel for me. I’ve been doing rad missions with Manny Santiago and Serria Fellers over the last month.

Best skateboard graphic you have seen lately?
Any Evan Hecox graphic is amazing!!

Best thing you’ve skated in a skatepark?
Recently, I’ve been hyped on skating the hip at Diamond skatepark. The skatepark I grew up skating never had one, so I’ve been hooked on learning new tricks. Ally oop.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Lance Mountain, Ray Barbee, Felix Arguelles, Frankie Hill, Paul O’Hara, Jeremy Reeves, Daewon Song, PJ Ladd, Michael Mackrodt, Scott Kane, Paul Rodriguez, Justin Brock, Bryan Herman, Dan Zvereff, Manny Santiago, Brad Cromer, Kelvin Hoffler, Luan Olivera, Kevin Tshala, Travis Stenger, from Antihero that did that trick on Hollywood High. Dude rips. Nate Greenwood, Jake Ruiz, Christian Sereika.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate that you’d like to see built?
Roof hubba into a ditch / hill bomb?! It has to exist somewhere!

Best road trip you ever took?
Meet The Stans – It was a cross country trip throughout China. Check out Visualtraveling.com for more info. Patrick Wallner is a great film maker; we had quite the experience!

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
I started a company called ShapeThree. I take my old broken boards and create rings / household products. I give a percentage back to the skate scene where I grew up skating in Lowell, Massachusetts. I heard Tony Hawk built over 5,000 parks. If so, that’s amazing.

What music have you been listening to?
Talking Heads, Bob Marley, Lord Huron, Kygo, Biggie.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Doing epic shit, building the skate scene, taking care of your body and not over partying. I’ve watched too many people get caught up…

Which skate shops do you support?
I got into skateboarding from my uncles. When I was six, they were cutting down a mini board with a skill saw to make it my size. Ever since then, I’ve been a skate rat. Haha. My uncle has a skate shop in North Hampton, New Hampshire called Pioneers Skateshop. Stop in, if you’re in the Northeast!

Favorite skate photo?
Dan Zaslavsky shot a photo of Jeremy Reeves at the slide drop in gap in SF. If you know this gap, Reeve’s ripped a heelflip, which is insane!

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
Awesome.. Shred!!

What skate memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
The pool hall series by Evan Hecox is an amazing set I purchased, but I’d have to say, in the box and all, is Manny’s first signature shoes.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
Greg Ware. He created the four skateparks in Lowell, MA.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Front blunt, a good ole slash grind and fs. flip.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
At this point, do it. It would give people like my good friends: Cody, Kelvin, Luan, Manny, Cole, Nyjah (along with any others in Street League) a wild opportunity to push the skate scene that much further to a new audience. There is street skating and then there is contest/Olympics. Don’t get me wrong though. I’d rather see something raw in the streets.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Every time I step on my board to cruise out for the day with friends.




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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