What made you get into skateboarding?
The ninja turtles did it so I thought it was cool
What was your first set up ?
My first whatever was a yellow plastic free-form from the 70s
Video that you had to watch over and over before going skating back then?
Asian goddess the hook ups video
How did you start riding for Santa Cruz in the beginning?
I was on krux flow. I was told about a demo in Clovis California I skated the best trick that they were doing and they started giving me boards after that.
Did you ever think that you would be turning pro for them?
Not at all
It’s been awhile since Santa Cruz put out a video. Are you guys going to drop one soon?
One is in the works it but we’ve just been doing strange notes stuff mostly.
What trick if any do you wish you had on lock every time?
Backside 360. It’s a Rad trick and I can’t really do them
You have a great group of guys that rip on the team who is the best to tour with?
Everyone on the team’s pretty rad so going on trips with anyone of them is fun
I heard you have a shop as well. So what is the best thing about having a shop?
I’m always busy and I’m never bored
So are you big on supporting your local skate shop? Why?
Yeah I’m big on supporting my local shop considering it’s mine and most of the other ones of closed or are mall shops
Your feelings on how big companies are getting into skateboarding but have no clue about skateboarding?
They’ll have a clue about skateboarding on the next downswing of that of the industry when everything goes to shit again. Then they will back out
You just had a kid congrats . How has that change your life as a skateboarder?
A lot less time to skate but it’s fun to hang out with him. It’s rad he likes playing with skateboards and watching skate videos soon enough he’ll be riding
Place that you have been that you could skate there every day and not get bored?
Barcelona was super fun it seem like every part of it was skate able just weird architecture everywhere.
Best advice some one given you that you have passed down to other team mates and it worked ?
The motivational tool of ,if you make it in three tries I’ll buy you a beer - WG