Talkin' With The Team - Erik Penton
Were you surprised when we put you on the team?
Yeah, it was out of nowhere. Colin just came up to me after the go skate day contest with a box, I definitely did not expect it.
I think people will expect me to ask about the helmet, where did it go?
It broke a long time ago and I was over it.
Since I can remember you've always supported Sk8 Skates. What made you want to support and ride for the shop?
Sk8 has always been the only shop in the city really doing stuff with skating. They always have demos, contests and they bring pros into the city and stuff. That’s why I always supported Sk8. Also I like hanging out with everyone on the team so that’s another reason.
Now that you're on the team and you have the voting power, who do you think should get on next?
There are a few people I think should be next on the team. Kian Smeall, little Isaiah, i don’t know his last name but he’s a beast. Also Sean Coughlin, but all those guys need to go out and film more.
In your opinion, what's the gnarliest trick to go down in Winnipeg?
Probably Josh’s 5050.
Who's your favourite Winnipeg skateboarder past and present?
Jaret Anderson is the best, I haven’t seen him in a while though.
You working on anything right now?
Yeah I have a part in Julian Kelly’s new video “Hello Seeker”. It's premiering December 15th at The Goodwill.
Why are you always dealing with injuries? Didn't you just break a couple bones?
I don’t know why I’m always getting hurt, but yeah i just broke both the long bones in my leg. I should be going to get surgery anytime in the next week.
Tell us about your first photo in mag?
So I was supposed to have a photo in the last SBC, but then they cut a bunch of photos last minute. They took mine out, but they forgot to take my photo out of the contents, so my first photo in a mag was about one square inch big.
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