The Level, Brighton
Love Park, Philadelphia in the 90’s
FAVOURITE OBSTACLE TO SKATE?
Probs a hip or driveway, basically anything with hang time
Nollie inward heel
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN NOT SKATING?
Swim in the sea, chill on the beach and hang out with friends & family. Outside of that it’s all about travelling about and festival season.
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATEBOARDING?
I try to keep fit for skating. I run, swim and gym it, along with watersports when I can. I shoot hoops a fair bit and watch loads of basketball. Some weekends I go with family to the London stadium to watch west ham play. Oh and I guess I’m into cooking, but mainly I just like munching…
TOP 3 SKATERS?
Jamie Foy, Paul Rodriguez, Ishod Wair.
WHO INFLUENCES YOU MOST IN SKATEBOARDING?
Chris cole, I still watch ‘New blood’ & ‘Ride the sky’. But back home in Swindon, shout out to Billy Steinman, a killer skater who always helped push my skating back in the day.
WHO INFLUENCES YOU MOST OUTSIDE OF SKATEBOARDING?
Michael Jordan, his mindset is crazy! Especially for him to stay that consistent for so long, pulling out crazy performances when it mattered most. I think anyone could benefit from his way of thinking, not just in sport.
WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW/ LAST PLAYED SONG?
‘Dirty Dike’ just come out with a new album called Mattress. Pretty stoked on that. Also, I didn’t think I’d like it, but just went to Park Life Festival and happened to see Fred Again, a very talented dude.
WHAT MUSIC GETS YOU AMPED TO SKATE?
Old school Hip Hop for sure. But if I’m driving to a spot then some D&B for sure.
FAVOURITE ROUTE ONE PRODUCT?
Probs the boards. I first started skating R1 boards ages ago in uni. The concaves on the deck are ideal for what I need.
FAVOURITE ROUTE ONE RIDER?
IF YOU COULD STEAL A TRICK FROM ANOTHER RIDER ON YOUR STORE TEAM, WHO AND WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I’d take Mason’s Hardflips any day from the Brighton store!
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CITY?
The Beach. Skating all day in the summer and then ending it with beers on the seafront until sunset.
IF YOU HAD 3 WISHES, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
- Live in LA
- That I didn’t have to have a job
- Full exemption from hangovers
IF YOU HAD A PRO GRAPHIC, WHAT WOULD BE ON IT? (INB4 “MY NAME” lol)
Difficult one. Probs just a nutty taco cartoon with a sombrero, arms and legs who’s shooting revolvers in the air. Mexican food is the best.
BEST EVER SKATE MISSION?
Around 2012, one of the most random and memorable was a road trip with Decimal Skate shop. We kinda did a ‘Thrasher King of the road’ style trip over a few days. Two teams, making edits from a bunch of different challenges both skating and random stuff. We covered loads of spots in London and Milton Keynes, was knackering by the end but good fun. Think I was the youngest and the homies had to put up with an annoying kid with loads of dumb energy haha!
SOMEONE TO LOOK OUT FOR?
Probs Diggs again. He’s a ripper with a good head on his shoulders! He’s got it all, park and street. Looking forward to seeing how his skating develops.