Drew McKenzie

 

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When u start skateboarding and What got u into doing it ?

 

I started skateboarding originally by having my dad tow me behind his bike on an old green and pink NASH skateboard that I had found. Growing up, my friends in South Carolina kept me stoked. Now I skate here in the City as frequently as possible.

 

 

What was the video that got you hyped and you had to watch it before each shesh.

 

PJ Ladd’s Wonderful Horible Life.   The kid at the skate shop told me it would change my life, and it did.  Our upcoming video, Stuntin, will be pretty rad too, though.

 

 

Whats your shred stick consist of ?

 

Right now I am riding a Corpse Corps Boards coffin shaped deck (9.25 x 31.5”) with some Indy’s, Spitfire Classics, and Red Bones.

 

 

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Whats the craziest encounter while out skating ?

 

Becoming tight with the Sk8land crew in Madrid and getting to skate and travel with them to the DC Training Facility. Positive dudes! 4 down 4 life. I’m thankful every time I meet skateboarders without egos.

 

 

Who or what team are you hyped on ?

 

The Welcome Skateboard gang seems to know how to keep skateboarding fun.

 

 

Whats your ideal skate trip and who would u want on the trip?

 

I really want to do a skate tour involving camping and concrete parks in the North West. Just a van full of my close friends, a bunch of skateboards, spray paint, fireworks,  beers and Dan Drehobl.

 

 

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Whats your go to trick that determines how the shesh goes?

 

Always the first kickflip of the day.

 

 

Hubba girls or hooters girls?

 

Tattooed ones.

 

 

What’s the worst about skateboarding?

 

Speedwobbles

 

 

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Any shout outs or hate outs?

 

Shout out to the rest of the team and contributing artists at Corpse Corps Boards and Bone Crusher Zine, Jordan Walczak for shooting these photos, Radlands Clothing and Only NY for keeping me fresh, Maternal in Indonesia for being so metal, Surf Rodz for these crazy cruiser trucks they just sent me, and all the skater-run skateboard shops that support small companies, local scenes, and their skate community.

Hate out to longboarders, the Man, mall grabbers, shocka bros, colored jeans, mongo, camel packs, bodega coffee, laundry, bikes on sidewalks, farmer’s tans, and trying too hard –  B.Hess

 

 

Adrian Mcelhaney

 

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Where you living now? How long you been living there?  

 

San Diego. It’s where I was born and raised, been here pretty much all my life.

 

 

Tell us a little about the 30 day “Creepin’ for Life” USA premiere tour. What’s it like to be with Dave Davis & Chris Kays on the road.


So much goes on within ONE day with the Natural Koncept crew, let alone THIRTY days! Everyday was an adventure whether we were in the van, skateboarding the streets, or out on the town. The tour was around winter time so we didn’t always have the best weather. I really liked it because SD always has the same sunny weather. This tour was full of snow, rain storms, and a few sunny days. We were fortunate enough to skate all the dope indoor parks that each of the cities we stopped at had to offer. I love Davis and Kays! Two completely different dudes, but they both are awesome. Kays is smooth and more on the quiet side. He’s always down to have a good time and rips every single spot he skates whether it’s transition or street.  Davis on the other hand, has A LOT of energy! He’s the type of guy that within a few minutes after meeting him, you already feel like you’re good friends. He is always saying or doing something funny and likes people around him to have a good time. Not to mention he has an undeniable skill on the skateboard.

 

 

Your pro model is poppin’ off in the shops. Congrats on that. That Katch graphic is so sick. “Irish Voodoo”


Thanks a lot! It’s exciting having a pro model board out in the world. I’ve been getting some great feedback about the graphic that Katch created. Katch wanted my input on the graphic. Since I’m half Irish, I told him that I wanted to incorporate my Irish roots. I came up with the idea of having clovers, but I didn’t have any idea of how to use them. Katch thought that it might be too cheesy using clovers. After sending me a few sketches, I knew that it could work and that Katch was on the right track. We were both hyped on the finished product.

 

 

 

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Who were some of your biggest influences skateboarding

 

 


When I first began skateboarding, my biggest influences were my brother and my friends that skated. I had a solid crew that I skated with everyday. As I got older, I started paying more attention to the skateboard magazines and videos. I really enjoyed watching guys like Andrew Reynolds, Stefan Janoski, Chad Muska, and many others.

 

 

What’s a day in the life like in SD?

 

Lots and lots of good Mexican Food.

 

 

 

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SD has been good to you. You gonna miss the beach? the babes?


SD has been good to me. I love it here. The lifestyle here is pretty good, but it’s time for a change.  As far as babes go, my girlfriend is a super babe so I won’t be missing them. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll miss too much of San Diego besides my friends and family. SD is always the same and isn’t going anywhere. I know I’ll be back someday, but for now I have to move on and see what else is out there.

 

 

Heard you were moving to NYC. Is that true? You hyped? What’s your gameplan on the move?

 

Yeah, this is true. I’m moving out there with my girl. I can’t wait!! I am so hyped! I’ve wanted to live there for years now. My girl and I made a plan and are sticking to it. I’ve been to NYC at least four or five times now. Everytime I’m in the city, I love it. I have some good friends out there too which is a plus. My gameplan is to skate hard and as much as possible. We are moving in the winter so I may not be on the board as much as I would like, but that only lasts for a few months. NYC is amazing for skateboarding!  Other than that, looking forward to sightseeing, visiting new cities like Boston and D.C., networking, and enjoying the city.

 

 

 

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NK is doing a Mexico City tour early 2013. You stoked?


That’s going to be such a good trip. I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be my first time leaving the country with the NK team. I have three really good friends that live in Mexico City. It will be awesome to reconnect with those guys. I went on a Mexico City skate trip with a few friends back in 2010. There are so many skate spots there. NK will be able to get a lot done for the new video.

 

 

Sponsors. Who’s hookin’ you up? 


I’m getting hooked up from Osiris Shoes, IMKING Clothing, Route 44 Skate shop, Pull-In Underwear, Natural Koncept Skateboards, and YOYO Bearings. These companies have been so good to me for years now and I’m very grateful for their support.

 

 

 

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Shout outs?

 

I’d like to give shout outs to all of my family, friends, and girlfriend for their support. It doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate you all.  Special thanks to Transworld Skateboarding and True Skateboard Mag for their support as well.  – JZ

 

 

Brett Sube

 

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When did you start skating and who or why did you get into it?

 

Not sure the exact date! Christain Hosoi gave me my first board when I was like, two or three. I would roll around on my knees and go down this hill I had in front of my house all the time. Around six or seven is  when Christian showed me how to Ollie and 5050 red curbs! The next year he got me a classic Hosoi kicker ramp. That’s when I really fell in love with skateboarding.

 

 

What’s your go to trick when you first warm up the trick that says whether its gonna be a good shesh or not?

 

Ollie over a trash can standing straight up. If I don’t do it first try, my legs aren’t really feeling it! Hahahahaha

 

 

You ride for Stacks how did that come about?

 

Well one of my really good friends Sebo Walker hooked that one up!! Thanks Sebo!

 

 

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What is your favorite skate trip you have gone on and was there total caos going on?

 

Every trip is kinda chaotic and super fun at the same time! But if I had to choose one, it would be the most recent trip to NYC. It was my first time there and I stayed at my buddy Danny Supa’s house. It’s a fucking concrete jungle man!! Painting and skating all day and night! Spots look sick on film and I like how it’s ruff as fuck, so its kinda challenging to skate a spot! Can’t wait to go back. There was a lil extra chaos on this trip though.. I went to jail for putting up a AutoBahn Wheel Co sticker by an undercover cop rolling around in a taxi! Shit sucked but I definitely feel like I got the whole NYC experience in one trip! Hardtimes but Goodtimes!!

 

 

Whats your set up?

 

Stacks Skateboard (Size 8), 50 mm Autobahn Side Cuts, Indy 139 Koston Hollows, Skate Sauce Grip Tape, Bone Swiss bearings and Diamond Hardware

 

 

Who do you think should be president should it be Sammy Baca or P-diddy?

 

Sammy Baca Fosho!

 

 

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What is your daily routine?

 

Wake up 8:30 am, shit, shower, brush teeth. Take Mr. Hendrix on a morning skate. Check HellaClips, drop my girl off at work at 10am. Skate all day till around 7 or 8 pm then go home to chill and make dinner! Start right back over the next day.

 

 

The most annoying thing in skateboarding today?

 

Just random people and security guards negative attitudes towards skateboarding.

 

 

Who else do you ride for?

 

Stacks Skateboards, AutoBahn Wheels, Skate Sauce, Quintin Co, FootPrint Insoles, Rogue Status and DTA, Gracias LA, Spliff Allstars, Kush Pops.

 

 

How did you get on Skate Sauce?

 

I was skateboarding around Los Angeles with some of the sauce fam when I met Amrit, and it just went from there.

 

 

How does it feel to ride for Skate Sauce knowing there is some big names on there?

 

Its cool. Don’t really think about it like that.

 

 

You came out with a video part for Hard Times but Good Times, how do you feel about your part?

 

I was fucking hyped that I had a part! But I don’t really like watching myself skate that much.

 

 

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What would be the idea shesh and who would you pick to be there skating with?

 

Just skating a good spot and having fun. I’ll skate with anyone! I’m all about positive vibes and having a good time.

 

 

Video your hyped on that you play before going skating?

 

Habitat Mosaic still gets me juiced to this day!

 

 

Hubba girls or hooters girls? Why?

 

Hubba Girls!! They show more ass and tits!! Most Hooter girls are busted anyways.

 

 

When filming do you get stressed out or do tricks just come easy for you?

 

Sometimes tricks come easy and sometimes they don’t! Yeah I get a little stressed from time to time! I try not to let it get to me

 

 

Whats next for the rest of 2012?

 

Skateboarding and Having Fun!!

 

 

Any shout outs words of wisdom?

 

Just would like to thank my family, friends and all my Sponsors; Stacks Skateboards, AutoBahn Wheels, Skate Sauce, Quintin Co, FootPrint Insoles, Rogue Status and DTA, Gracias LA, Spliff Allstars, Kush Pops and anyone who has helped me along the way! Happy Skateboarding! – B.Hess