Trisha Mendez

10qs – Trisha Mendez

 

Trisha Mendez

 

 

For those who don’t know where are you from?

Iam from San Diego California

 

Who is your usual crew you skate with?

I usually skate with my boyfriend or my homies.

 

What do you prefer HD or VX1000?

 VX1000

 

Fresh or Hesh?

Fresh

 

How do you feel about park rats?

I think it’s cool, I have no problem with them

 

 

Any bizarre or strange encounters while out skating a spot?

I have encountered used condoms at skate spots

 

Do you have any specific rituals before a skate session?

 I always have to have coffee before a skate sesh

 

Do you prefer Tranny or Street?

Tranny

 

Any new projects coming up we should look out for?

I  don’t know you will have to keep up with me on Instagram to wait and see.

 

Any Shout outs or thanks?

I want to give thanks to my dad for always keeping me active and positive, also to my boyfriend for all his help including the PQ and MEMO homies for making feel welcomed. – WG

 

 

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10qs – Shai Suciu

 

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For those who don’t know where are you from?

Rishon Lezion, Israel

 

Who is your usual crew you skate with?

I skate at least three times a week with my homies from Rishon: Vitali, Dimi, Daivid, Noam, Yair, Karl and Amir and I always try to skate as much as I can with my homies outside my city: Ben, Offir, Niv, Saar, Robert and Gal

 

What do you prefer HD or VX1000?

I prefer VX1000 But I’m now using DSLR HD camera

 

Fresh or Hesh?

Fresh

 

How do you feel about park rats?

Park rats or street skaters we’re all skaters

 

 

Any bizarre or strange encounters while out skating a spot?

One afternoon I was skating some stairs with my friends. when all of a sudden some wicked neighbors who lived nearby, started throwing eggs and water all over us. That was really f**ked up!

 

Do you have any specific rituals before a skate session?

Yeah, charging my camera, calling some friends, stop to buy coca cola, meet them at the spot and skate non stop

 

Do you prefer Tranny or Street?

Street, I prefer skating manuals, ledges and flatground

 

Any new projects coming up we should look out for?

I keep filming, video in progress for life

 

Any Shout outs or thanks?

Yeah, thanks to my homie Offir for helping me a lot with this video, most the session was with hem Thanks to everyone who helped me with this video and special thanks to Trueskateboard magazine for giving me the opportunity for this interview. – WG

 

 

Anferney

10qs – Anferney

 

Anferney

 

 

For those who don’t know where are you from?
Small Town In Florida Called Eustis
Who is your usual crew you skate with?
the homies Michael L, George B, Jason W and what ever other homies want to come along and shred with us. 

 

What do you prefer HD or VX1000?

torn between the two, vx is classic but hd saves money and you can watch the clip 1,000 times without a glitch in the tape 

Fresh or Hesh?

Fresh to death
How do you feel about park rats?
I’m kind of one myself it’s mostly where I practice and hang out with my family of friends and other locals
Any bizarre or strange encounters while out skating a spot?
long time ago my big homie took me and a friend to a spot I’ve never skated and wasn’t familiar with and I drink a mix of sodas before the spot and had the runs really bad and had to play the outdoorsman role and take a D out side and use some leaves as TP but hey, got a trick on film that day haha
Do you have any specific rituals before a skate session?
ummmm…….besides stretching I don’t think so
Do you prefer Tranny or Street?
street all the way everyday 
Any new projects coming up we should look out for?
just got done dropping a part so I’m gunna learn more tricks for now but should be back in the streets around September.  Be on the look out. 

 

Any Shout outs or thanks?
shout out to all my homies who push me and everyone for support and thanks to true skateboard mag for this opportunity – WG

 

 

Damien Gibson

Damien Gibson

 

Damien Gibson

 

 

What is your name and where are you from?  
hey I’m Damien Joseph Galpren Gibson.  I was born in so cal and kinda grew up all over Cali and a little Kauai with some Vegas mixed in there but now , and it seems like forever , it’s just been Santa Cruz back and forth between spots …. 
That’s cool … Keep you on your toes a bit… What is like living Santa Cruz?
It’s basically like the movie groundhogs day …. Everyday the same as the next …. I play new songs , meet new people , do new tricks but at the end of the day it’s a lot like Lady Gaga . 
No matter how many different ways it grabs your attention with a slight variation and pulls you in its always gonna be the same chick in a different dress … 
But yeah I just skate and play music. 
Chill at the park …
That’s awesome you skateboard, how long you been riding?
I’ve been skating for like twelve years . Yeah twelve . Well thirteen , 
(Damien looks up perplexed)
Years old, in twenty five … Yeah . 12yrs 
What do you prefer bowl or street? 
I’m down for park mostly 
Just kinda goin big fun weird stuff 
Why? 
I guess it’s all I got Santa Cruz park is kinda sick it’s got good bowls and the street park mix up is fun  not really any good street out here .
What’s is your to go trick to start your shred?
At the park I’ll do some no complys and some mini bowl magic to get things goin and then build into a full sprint huck fest where I’ll just kinda be the guy doing weird stuff at high speeds … But usually a switch tre to start … I can’t do regular ones …. 
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That’s sick dude, so your also a musician. Tell us little about it. How do you juggle skateboarding &  time for your music? 
Well it’s kinda easy I guess 
I’m a full time musician and skater so it’s all I do 
No regular job to keep me from my love 
I’m really blessed for that ..
To be able to just do what I love  and not have to work a regular job 
Sounds like the life .  What makes your music different than the rest of the music that is going on right now?
Well the only thing  I guess that’s different is it’s a personal reflection of myself … And that is different for sure … My work with HIIMWATERDRAGON is different from my acoustic stuff and that I think is even more off the beaten path musically … Stoked on that … I feel like my acoustic rap thing I did on warped tour was different from stuff out there …. A lot of people Re like “I don’t know what it is but it’s sick” I take that as a compliment to the fullest degree . 
This is your first time on Vans Warped Tour. What you think?
Fun,  great, a valuable experience. 
Being real though
 (no glamour)……It’s rough dude … Packed in a van with a bunch of rappers struggling hundreds of miles tryna stay awake to drive to the next city for two months straight …. 
Dealing with all the merch, load ins, my performance and the sleep deprivation was getting heavy on me. Somehow. Pulled it all the way runnin on fumes and vapors mentally and physically . Big ups to Kevin Lyman who hooked it up with catering for me all tour with out that I woulda croaked for sure …. 
Any crazy stories on this trip?
Aside from dropping a hectic facebook post after the last date on the way to Las Vegas that dragged my tour manager thru the dirt ?
Not really …. Just kidding , well that did go down but yeah , lemme think … just the serendipitous nature of the whole trip has been insane…. 
I think it may just be more experiencing a heightened awareness to the constant connectedness that’s surrounding us. Basically being new places put me on lookout mode in my subconscious mind and that in my own theory ,  by default made me notice stuff more IDK
That sounds like the trip of a lifetime …What do you have plans for the future?
Very much so …. Shoots , tryna track down my producer is hard enough a mission on its own . But yeah lots. I’m releasing a new single on I tunes while writing for my next few albums and planning another national tour stopping at skateparks playing shows while booking and coordinating for Europe next year .
Tryna film some skating and put out some music videos ….
Any shout outs?
Jay June who gave me my first skateboard and happens to be in jail 
(Free JJ)
HIIMWATERDRAGON who has helped me create amazing music over the past few years . All the fam and friends homies and haters ….
So much love for everyone out there in the world I can’t even get into it now …. I’ll save it for my book . 
Basically I would slit my wrist and bleed every dark red drop of blood to lubricate the gears of conscious human life …. shout out to conscious human existence …. Thank you Peace  – TZ
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Blind X2 Vision Interview with Mike Manzoori

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Q: Mike this is your second involvement working on a Blind video how’d did this one come about?
 
A: I think it might have started cause TJ asked me if I had any music suggestions for his new video part, 
and from there I think he might have asked for me to edit it? I’m not quite sure how it unfolded,
I suppose they liked my editing of the last Blind video “Damn!” and so Bill hit me up to edit this one. 
 

Q: What was it like working with TJ and YURI on X2 Vision
 
A: Yuri and TJ are both pretty happy humans with good vibes and really good at skating so they are always fun skaters to film their parts were 99% shot by the time I got involved in the project so we mostly filmed the intro together it was scorching hot summer days but a lot of fun just cruising around LA with them.
 

Q: Once you got involved was there a set concept or theme or did you create one that you felt fit the project?
 
A: When I got involved the title was in place and the basic structure was set up as a 2 person video
The first few rough cuts I did went too much into the double vision thing, and got pretty trippy.  It got weird for a second there but I got wise to my gimmicks and cleaned it up haha!
Also the music selection changed that direction for me a bit as it went through a few phases.  I don’t think anyone was trying to get too deep with this one, we just wanted to show them skating together having fun.
 
 
Q: Where you involved in the music selection on this video? If so how to you go about choosing songs for TJ and YURI?
 
A: I worked with the riders to pick music they were into and we had the help of Lory Vincent to supervise the licensing of the tracks. The music the riders suggested didn’t work out for one reason or another which is normal, 
but having a bunch of suggestions helps me to pick tracks that will work for editing and the vibe I’m going for , and be tracks that the skater will be down for picking the music is always important but can be tricky to find stuff that a lot of people will like , that enhances the editing/footage and is also affordable I don’t think anyone realizes the headache of finding and clearing music until they have tried to do it for a project that’ s why I was glad we had Lory to help as she has a lot of experience clearing tracks for skate videos so could suggest legit tracks and connections with labels to speed up the process,
 

 Q: What do you think of a 2 skater video?
 
A: I think why not? These days attention span is so short so this is a good dose of shredding
 
 
Q: What was the funnest part of working on 2X VISION?
 
A: Cruising around LA with Yuri and TJ skating little nibbles, they are mellow and seem to really appreciate skateboarding.
 
 
Q: Is this film a mix of footage or all one format?
 
A: Its shot on all kinds of cameras but the format is all just standard HD.
 
 
Q: Any spoilers?
 
A: They all live happily ever after…
Thanks Mike