Yago Dominguez – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

Name: Yago Dominguez
Hometown: Basque Country, Spain.
Age: 13
Sponsors: Alva, Quicksilver, Zut Skateparks, Sex Town.

What set-up are you riding right now? Board, trucks, wheels, grip, hardware…
I’ve been riding 8.25 boards, Indy 146s and 58mm wheels.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
La Kantera in Getxo, Basque Country and Cristiania indoor bowl in Copenhagen are the the most fun skater-built spots.

Have you ever built something to skate?
I built some jump ramps with scratch wood that I found in the dirt. I can do ollies and some tricks off them.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
I like to skate with my friends, L.K. crew, my dad and his old friends.

Best thing you’ve ever skated in a skatepark and what skatepark was it?
I think the best thing I’ve ever skated in a skatepark is the big whale dune in Saint Juan de Luz in France built by Zut Skateparks, my dad’s company.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
My favorite skateboarders of all time are Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Javier Mendizabal, Kalle Berglind, Brad McClain and Curren Caples.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
There are no full pipes to skate around here so it would be cool to have one of those built here.

What’s one of the best road trips you ever took?
One of the best road trips was going to Malmo and Copenhagen in 2012.

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
I like to try to help other less fortunate kids.

What music have you been listening to lately?
I like to listen to Bob Marley and Eskorbuto (Basque punk).

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
I try to have fun skating, surfing and snowboarding and now my responsibilities are to do my homework every day.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
I support and go to Quicksilver Boardriders 162, Styling and Kako shop.

What is your favorite skate photo of all time?
My favorite skate photo of all time is of Kevin Kowalski doing a backside Smith grind on a big cradle.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
It’s nice that girls skate more now. I like to skate with my sister, Vega, who is 9 years old.

What piece of skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
My favorite piece of skateboarding memorabilia is my first skate. It’s an old Sancheski from 1972. It’s one of my father’s first skateboards.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
Just people who do things with good vibes are the ones that contribute the most to my local skate scene.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Boneless, airs and fast ollies are my top three favorite skate tricks.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
I don’t know.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Being happy.




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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