Sk8 Skates

Talkin' With The Team #6 - Colin Lambert

Sponsors?
Zero, Emerica, Altamont, Independent, Bones, Bronson and Sk8 Skates
How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?
17 years. So more than half my life.
How did you get on the team?
I started bringing in a sponsor me tape when I was 14. Every time I would film a new trick I would add it to the tape and bring it back in. Eventually when I was 16 I was looking at decks and Jai dropped a Sk8 team jacket on the counter in front of me and walked away. I lost my mind, I was so stoked. I actually bought so much stuff that day cause I was so pumped on getting a discount.
Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?
Paul Spencer. He was always super cool to me when I was younger. Amazing style and all around good guy. 
Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?
I love them all. We have a cool little family going on here, it's hard to choose just one. I like Josh Thorvaldson's skating the most these days though. He does all the tricks that I wish I had the balls to do. I can accept that I'm not a skilled skateboarder, so I don't get jealous of Keiran, Cain, Brock, etc, cause it's so far out of my skill level that it doesn't faze me, but when Josh lip slides a big rail I'm like "Damn, I'm capable of that, I'm just a huge baby". I think that's why I like Josh's skating the most, I can relate to it.

Use promo code CHRISTMAS to receive 20% off your online order. Spend $150 and get free shipping. Promo code expires November 25th.

Favorite up and coming Winnipegger?
Fane Smeall. He doesn't talk about tricks he wants to do in the streets, he just goes and does them. He doesn't need anyone to hold his hand, he's self motivated. And he's so gnarly. There's so many great young skateboarders in Winnipeg. Craig, Erik, Kian, Faron and Logan are also my favourites. 
What are you working on right now?
Nothing. It's kind of sweet. I've filmed a few tricks since I put out my Compulsive Behaviour part, but I don't have anything in the works. I'm just having fun doing whatever I want. Cain and I talked about starting a new project in the spring though.
Best day of your life?
I keep a list of the best days of my life in my phone so that I don't forget them, but the best one would probably be the day Brooke was born. If you've ever made something in your life and you hold it in your hands and you're like woah, this is rad! Having a child is like a million times better than that. She's a little limited edition Colin and Dana collabo.
Tell us a good story about another team rider?
Back when I was in my late teens we did a trip to Minneapolis with the whole Sk8 team. That was around the time where almost everyone was either hesh or fresh. You either listened to punk and metal and wore tight clothes, or you listened to rap, smoked weed and wore baggy clothes. Anyways we split up into three cars. Team fresh, team hesh and team miscellaneous for the guys that were I guess miscellaneous. Anyways, team fresh decided on the way to the border that they should tape their weed behind a sign on the highway, and pick it up on the way back. Well being that team fresh, was also team high guys, they didn't realize that you can't see the sign when you're driving back, it faces the opposite way. Also, it's not a highway where you can just turn around wherever, its completely split, so you can only turn around in certain areas. I wasn't in that car, cause I was hesh, obviously, but I heard that they drove up and down the highway searching for that weed all night. 
Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?
Josh Thorvaldson's back 5050 on the kinker in the rain or Jared's boardslide on the hydro kinked rail. I want to give it to Tyler Geurts, cause he's been doing the gnarliest tricks in Winnipeg consistently for 13 years, but those two kinked rails have to take the cake. Nick Serduletz, Matt Wiebe and Tyler Gaucher are also in the Geurts boat. So many hammers. You go to any spot in Winnipeg and ask what's been done, those four names are coming up and their tricks are gonna stand the test of time. Fakie big spin board slide and nollie big spin lip on Woodsworth? Give me a break. 
What are some slang terms that only Winnipeggers use?
Bunk ollie lip, garvey, buddy eats, umm what else do Winnipegger's say?
Who should get on the team next?
Fane has my vote. Can't order a bagel worth shit, but he's an incredible skateboarder and great dude.
Follow Colin on instagram @colinlambert
Photos by @jamesmorley

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR DISCOUNT CODES!

Talkin' With The Team #5 - Cain Lambert

Sponsors?

Sk8 Skates, and I get Brixton packages occasionally.

How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?

12 years!

How did you get on the team?

It was awesome. I woke up one morning around 7:00 am to go to school and there was a note slipped underneath my bedroom door, it read “find the tallest thing in your backyard”. I ran outside and on a tree in the backyard was another note that said, “climb the building at the end of the block”. Luckily, I had climbed this building numerous times, so bright and early in the morning I am scaling this building to find my next clue which read “go look in the back of mom’s vehicle” (clearly Colin had arranged this scavenger hunt). In the back was a box with some sk8 tee’s, boards and a big sign that said, “welcome to the team”. I remember going to school that day in a “team” shirt feeling like the coolest 11th grader in the joint, turns out I was still a loser.

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?

Bill Acheson and Jason Crolly

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?

Brock is more talented than everyone on the team, so I'll pick him.  

To receive free shipping on all orders over $25, use promo code cainlambert or click this link to have the promo code automatically applied. Expires Monday.

Favorite up and coming Winnipeggers?

I like anyone who is good, but struggles. These days, when we have these discussions about who rips, it seems to centralize on the dudes who are clearly gifted at skateboarding. That’s great, they should get their kudos and all that, but I always get stoked on people who you can tell really need to try.

I feel like when I am skating with a lot of people these days, we’re not actually skating together, instead I feel like they are putting on demos, just doing the same really good tricks over and over and over. It’s almost as if they expect to be that good, and don’t seem to care when they do something sick. Honestly, if you’re not getting stoked on what you’re doing, why would I?

My vote is Meagan Kost. It has been so inspiring to see one of my female friends become possessed by skateboarding. She has such a positive outlook on skateboarding as a whole, and her opinion isn't swayed by years of conditioning to know what is "cool" or not, she just loves skateboarding! 

What are you working on right now?

Nothing, but I graduate University in 5 months, and want to focus my free energy into something cool. I want to be part of a video that has an art direction and good music. Maybe take a long skate trip and make a video out of that. I am so sick of generic Instagram bullshit, it doesn’t get me stoked.

Best day of your life?

In 2009 I had to get open heart surgery. I found out that I needed the surgery approximately a year prior to getting it. Unfortunately, a year is a long time to think about a potentially life-threatening surgery, so once the day of surgery came, my mind was set on “well, I am probably not going to wake up”.

On the day of the surgery I was so nervous that the doctor recommended that I take a “cocktail” that will relax me (it was fentanyl). This cocktail was so effective that as I was getting wheeled in the operating room, I started singing Four Horsemen by Metallica (oddly enough the song is about dying). Once in the room, I remember the doctor putting the gas mask on my face and asking me, “where is your favorite place to skateboard”, I responded “Woodsworth”… (these days a 2 ft high quarter pipe is more realistic).

Okay, so back to the question. Since it had been a year of convincing myself I was going to be dead, the moment I awoke from surgery, I remember being so blown away that I did it! It was done, I wasn’t dead, and I was probably high as a kite, so that combo was the most overwhelming joy I’ve ever experienced. It literally changed my outlook on life, I am so thankful to be alive every day.

Tell us a good story about another team rider?

When I was 17-18 and Colin was 22-23 we still lived together. At the time I was working a fairly lucrative job, and Colin, I believe was either unemployed, or saving money to get married or some shit. For my own amusement, I would make ridiculous bets with him for not very much money. One time, I bet him 10 bucks that he couldn’t each a frozen pizza pop in 5 minutes. The last bite was in his mouth on the 5-minute mark, and I refused to pay him. Another time, I bet him 20 bucks that he wouldn’t chug a full bottle of Italian dressing. This time he did it, and won the 20 dollars. However, to my amusement, he had a date later that evening with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) Dana, who had to spend the entire night waiting in our basement while Colin succumb to extreme diarrhea. Note to take away, if you’re ever constipated, chug a bottle of oil based dressing.

Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?

Colin Lambert’s wall ride at the Art Gallery, Austin Thomas’ 50-50 on the double kinked hubba at St. Ignatius church, and Eric Milinkovic trying to ollie China town 19 with dish rags in his shoes as protection.

What are some slang terms that only Winnipegger's use?

“Garvey” is a good one, because I don’t know what other people call it when you over shoot a crooked grind and end up crumpled on the ground. Referring to getting drunk as "crumpled" is pretty good too. Oh, and I once heard Jack Kennan refer to getting "hammered" as getting "nailed to the cross", I really like that!

Who should get on the team next?

I think Meagan Kost rips, and I think having a girl on the team would be awesome. She’s not there quite yet, but at the rate she progresses I could see it happening one day.

Fane and Kian are a cool brother’s combo, they remind me a lot of Colin and myself. I know from experience that doing the same activity as your sibling motivates you to progress, but it also makes you progress in different ways in order to self-identify. Fane is handrail dawg, and Kian is a tech daddy, cool juxtaposition.

My favorite though, as far as style, personality and tricks, must go to Craig Anderson. That dude is a cool as cucumber.

Follow Cain Lambert on Instagram @cainbert

Photo by James Morley @jamesmorley

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR DISCOUNT CODES!

Written by Accumula Collaborator — November 15, 2017

Talkin' With The Team #4 - Josh Thorvaldson

Sponsors?

My sponsors are Sk8 Skates, Doomsayers Club boards and clothes, and Vans

How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?

I’ve been riding for Sk8 for 5 years now. Its gonna be 6 in January. It’s crazy to think I’ve been riding for the shop for a quarter of my life.

How did you get on the team?

The way I got on is kind of a funny story. The Edge Skatepark had just opened and they asked me to come down solo to film some shit for some sort of opening advertisement video thing and needed me to skate in it. My back was super fucked at the time and I called them earlier that day and told them I wouldn’t be able to make it because I couldn’t skate from how bad my back was. They reassured me that it’s fine and that we might not even need clips of me skating and that I should come anyways. When I showed up the entire Sk8 team was there skating the park, and they told me that those dudes asked if they could skate for the evening and that they wouldn't be in the way for the stuff we had to film. I popped a few pain killers so that I could bare the pain in my back so that I could skate the park. About a half hour into the session Colin Lambert called me over handed me a bag with a few boards in it and a shit ton of Sk8 product and told me I’m on the team. I then realized this promo video for The Edge was non existent and was only told to come down to get welcomed to the team. We skated the park for a couple more hours and finished the evening off with a full team bowling night which was super fucking rad!

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?

This answer fully doesn't count since he still rides for the shop. But I’m just gonna go with Jamie Mospanchuk, for the sole purpose that I wish I could skate with him more often. Every session you just know that Jamie’s gonna blow your mind. Whether he’s working for some super tech trick that you can’t even fathom in your own head. Or when he’s just fucking around and pulls off a million insane tricks in a row just having a good time! I miss seein' you around all the time Jamie!

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?

Favourite rider from the present would have to be Keiran Zimmerman. He skates more then everyone else on the team combined and could probably film a video part every month if he wanted. He’s also better than everyone else combined so that’s a plus too.

Favorite up and coming Winnipegger?

I'm gonna go with Logan Esquash on this one. He skates the way I wish I could. He does everything perfectly and effortlessly. Although last time I answered this same question, I said he was my favourite up comer and I bet him 20 bucks to nollie heel the 10 at the U of M and he never did it. I will admit he gave it a solid go, so no hard feelings Logan. So this time around I'll give my vote to Fane Smeall. Fane has that Keiran drive in the sense that he goes out and gets shit done without even saying a word or people pushing him to go out and do something. Basically he's not lazy and is driven to get shit done, which I think is rad. So yeah, Fane or Logan. 

What are you working on right now?

At the moment Julian Kelly is working on a video that I’ve been working for this past year. I think it’s set to come out in spring so I’d like to get a couple winter trips in, and maybe head somewhere a little further south in the early spring to hopefully get some last minute moves.

Best day of your life?

Best day of my life was probably landing that 5050 which wound up being the cover of King Shit. I was told if I landed it, that it was a guaranteed cover. I had gone a few days in a row and it was the last possible day before the deadline. I somehow managed to pull it off. We let the editor of King Shit know I got it and he confirmed that it would be the next cover. Followed that up with a shot and a few beers across the street at the closest bar and called it a day. Still super appreciative of that. Thank you Jivcoff for lining all that up. And thanks Tyler Geurts for standing around for a total 7 hours just to shoot a photo of me. 

Tell us a good story about another team rider?

Definitely that time we were on a trip to Las Vegas. The crew consisted of Colin Lambert, Cain Lambert, Evan Sinclair, James Morley, and Tyler Geurts. It was our last day there and we had to get up a little earlier than usual to pack all our shit since we were checking out of our hotel that morning. When we woke up Tyler was nowhere to be found. After a few phone calls and text messages later he told us he was downstairs in the casino waiting to finish his drink. Turns out while we were all sleeping he had been playing blackjack literally all night. By the time he got to the room we were all fully packed and in a huge rush to get out since it was our last day and all. We all head to the car and Tyler hands us 100 dollars to bet on either red or black on the roulette table when we leave. Can't remember what we bet it on, but it hit. When Tyler shows up to the car we obviously tell him he lost. We head out and get to the first spot of the day which was a hubba that starts off flat and then goes down, I wanna say a 6 stair. No one had any intentions on skating it except for Tyler of course. He had the bright idea of trying to frontside boardslide through the flat then down the 6. Fast forward an hour of Tyler trying this trick and he ends up sticking, flying to flat and splitting his head open. He shrugs it off and keeps going for it while his head it literally dripping blood down his back. He lands it and we surprise him with the 200 he had won on the roulette table that morning. Definitely the most entertaining session I have ever witnessed. Tyler's genuine stoke after battling the trick and realizing he actually won the bet that morning was one of the greatest things I've ever witnessed. With that being said you down for Vegas again this winter Ty?

Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?

Gnarliest trick ever done has got to be Colin Lambert's wall ride on Art gallery. Ollieing that set is a struggle, let alone riding full speed into a fucking vertical wall and making down what is probably a 12 foot long stair set. That's probably the last thing to come to my mind for tricks to try, but Colin conquered it. The footage still doesn’t seem real to me. I literally do not understand how that is possible. 

What are some slang terms that only Winnipeggers use?

Is Jib a Winnipeg term? I think it means meth, but people always ask me if I'm lookin' for jib or if I have any. I never took myself as the drug dealing/doing kinda guy. Bunk ollie lip, and primo head hit are a couple other Winnipeg classics. Not really slang terms, but classic bails that hold a lot of comedic value to them.

Who should get on the team next?

That's a weird thing to predict. Sk8 Skates has always seemed like a big family in my eyes. I feel like anyone who can bring something positive to the table and is a super rad person to be around deserves a spot. Skill only matters so much. But if you're a rad person and you rip, then I believe you've got a winning combination. On a side note I will say that I would like to see more kids using what they know in all the skate parks to apply that to the streets. You do your homework then you write the test. I know filming a trick in the park for a little internet edit is a super fun time and all. I just wish I saw more of the real deal from a lot of the young rippers in the city.

Follow Josh on Instagram @joshgotsauce

Photos by James Morley @jamesmorley

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR DISCOUNT CODES!

      

Written by Accumula Collaborator — November 15, 2017

Talkin' With The Team #3 - Julian Kelly

Sponsors?

Sk8 Skates, and as of late Vagrant Skates through Platform Dist! Much love to those dudes and Colin for hookin' everything up. Beyond grateful for it all.

How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?

6.9 months on the dot.

How did you get on the team?

Beats me, probably just riding Austin Thomas' coattail long enough til I got the ok.

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?

Was Justin Basset on the team at some point? I feel like that's a thing, and if so then I gotta give it to him. He's probably one of my favourite Winnipeg skaters ever. Not for any trick in particular, but just for his all around style. You don't get many guys like him coming out of Winnipeg, and watching him skate was just so influential to me. It's like he just charges at anything in front of him, that's what it's all about. Oh shit, and how could I forget Andrew Geeves! He's just a sweet dude and a true Winnipeg legend in my eyes. Switch back heel down Woodsworth before I even knew what a skateboard looked like.

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?

Gotta be my dog Keiran Zimmerman. Perfect mix of looks and personality. But for real, his drive is contagious and he's one of the most motivated dudes I've ever met. He seriously skates non stop and produces more than anyone. His brain's just wired to skating full time and despite his routine mental breakdowns he's just one of the best guys to be around

Favorite up and coming winnipegger?

That's a real toss up between Tyler Geurts and Everett Polanski. Ty's been on a tear for years now so hopefully someone picks him up, all the best man. But Everett has actually been so good for so long and is another one of my favourite Winnipeg skaters. And he's just so damn charming. The type of guy you'd wanna bring home to meet the folks, you know?

What are you working on right now?

GTS GTS. Get the shit, get the shot, whatever you wanna call it. Just been gathering as much content as possible all summer with loose ideas of what's gonna come of it. It'll all come together soon enough, but there's nothing you can do if you don't have the content, so that's been top priority. Well asides from expanding my instagram portfolio that is, cause we all know that's what it all comes down to in the end. Definitely been my most productive summer by far, full of endless good times and stories I'll cherish for a long time

Best day of your life?

Wouldn't have the highs without the lows man. Reflecting back on it, some of my best days were also my worst days. I'm gonna say any day I've taken a good slam cause it's so easy for me to forget how good I've got it. Nothing quite puts things in perspective like your skateboard reminding you that you ain't shit. Often times when you take a good slam it sets that fire under your ass to get it though. It's the most incredible change of pace that very few people get to experience. Lots of good days and bad days, but it's the good days that make it all worthwhile. So who knows, maybe tomorrow will be the best day of my life. Or the worst, fuck it, I can't call it.

Tell us a good story about another team rider?

I dunno, I guess this one night a couple months back a crew of us were camping in Montreal at this DIY, and we met a crew of younger skaters and their parents who were gonna camp there too. Being hospitable neighbours, and wanting to stoke these kids out we chatted em up for a bit and hung out til it was their bed time. It was still relatively early and we had some partying left in us. Mere minutes after them closing the door to their truck's camper, Josh, who had been drinking, decides to shotgun a beer which must've only been a few feet from where they were laying in bed. Being a seasoned gunner none of us thought anything of it until lo and behold, this beer didn't sit right in Josh's stomach and he started puking out literally every beer he must've drank in Montreal. It seriously sounded like all of us were puking in unison for like a minute straight. Anyways we wake up in a sluggish daze the next day to the sound of skateboard wheels on concrete and kinda peer through our tent to catch a glimpse of these kids ripping the DIY first thing, but they took off before we even rolled out of our tents . Later that evening we catch up with those kids and their parents and recon what spots they checked out and what they got etc. We found out they were right on our tail at one of the spots and barely an hour after we were there one of these kids that was roughly half our age did the same trick at the same spot as our good homie Everett. Not only that, but then one of the dad's brings up the puke fest Josh displayed the night prior which he had front row seats to. He wasn't bummed at all, more impressed if anything.

Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?

Ah this one's tough for me cause I haven't been around the scene very long, and I'm blown away almost regularly when I go to spots and hear what's been done there. My perception's probably a little screwed but I suppose I can't really have a wrong opinion. From what I know, I'm gonna say anything that's gone down on the motel rail. Nick Serduletz 5050 and lipslide, along with Austin Thomas' 5050. That thing is just so intimidating and steep. It's hard to imagine ever mustering up the courage to actually jump down it. To see that thing and to know it's been skated tops the charts for me. Also Sascha Daley's kickflip into law courts has always blown my mind. If I had to pick one though, I think I'd have to go with my boy Austin's smith grind down that 16 in his Times Change part. That's gotta be one of my favourite clips I've seen come out of Winnipeg, and Austin's just such an entertaining person, so that clip has always stuck out to me. As I'm writing this I keep thinking of other gnarly shit that's gone down and the list just doesn't end, but that's one of the things that stokes me out so much about Winnipeg, there's no shortage of motivated individuals just in it for the love of the game

What are some slang terms that only Winnipegger's use?

Not exactly slang, but if you hear this one you'll know you've arrived "What are ya doing with those bolt cutters? That's my bike!" most commonly heard around the Osborne area.

Who should get on the team next?

Hmmm this is a weird question. I know there's probably a bunch of kids waiting for their name to get dropped that rip so hard, but at the end of the day it's tough cause there are more factors at play here. It also comes down to whether you're sweet to hang with, or hit the road with. Everyone I do that with anyways is happy doing it sponsored or not, so that's what makes 'em sweet people to be around. Getting sponsored doesn't make skating any easier or make the slams hurt any less, it doesn't mean people will always be hitting you up to go filming or hop in the van, that's all on you. I mean don't get me wrong it's great having people who back you, and believe in what you do, but that never would've happened for me if I didn't believe in what I do.

I think more younger dudes need to find a sense of individuality and just do what they're into because it's what they're into. I really wish the best for everyone and it might be kind of cocky to say, which isn't my intention, but you gotta be stoked on yourself before anyone else is gonna be. Buuuut I guess I'll still give a couple kids the satisfaction cause I have faith in the future. I'll give my shout outs to Logan Esquash and Joey Braun. They are both pretty rad. I know it makes no difference to these guys, and they're in it for the love but I also wanna give shout outs to some of my close pals and favourite skaters alike; Jack Davis, Andrew Kevany, Everett Polanski and my main dude Hayden Siemens. They're all sweet, but if you don't know 'em already they're probabably on instagram somewhere, aren't you?

Shop the Sk8 Skates ONLINE STORE

Follow Julian on Instagram @juliankelly

Photo by Tyler Geurts @tyler_geurts

 

 

Talkin' With The Team #2 - Alex Doyle

Sponsors?

Sk8 Skates is my only sponsor.

How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?

I got officially welcomed to the team in 2012, but I've been filming shop videos since 2008.

How did you get on the team?

The details are a little blurry, but basically everyone surprised me at the Norwood a few days before I moved to Vancouver. The day that Colin asked me to film "Shred" is way more memorable. I was 15, turning 16 in a few days, and on my first skate trip to Minneapolis. I got a random Facebook message from Colin saying that they were going to make a video that summer and they wanted me to film it. I was so shocked and excited since the Sk8 team was legendary to me at the time.

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?

Nick Serduletz

Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?

Keiran Zimmerman

Favorite up and coming Winnipegger?

Logan Esquash

What are you working on right now?

I'm currently working on another full length video called "Overtime" that should be coming out some time next year.

Best day of your life?

I could never pick one day that is the best. There have been too many to choose from. Most of the best days that come to mind have been on skate trips though.

Tell us a good story about another team rider?

When Keiran and I went to San Francisco a couple years ago, we were driving on the freeway, I was in the passenger seat, and Keiran was sitting right behind me. Someone slammed on their brakes in front of us, so naturally, Christian, who was driving, slammed on the brakes so he wouldn't rear end the dude in front. Keiran luckily grabbed onto my headrest since he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. I looked back and saw that he was fine. As soon as he let go of the headrest, thinking he was safe, we got rear ended so hard and Keiran got sent face first directly into the headrest. No one got hurt or anything, other than the crumpled Civic that hit us, and it was kind of scary at the time, but looking back it's so hilarious.

Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?

Tough one. First things that come to mind are Nick's gap to lipslide on that long rail at the mint, Geurts' ollie Motel, Jamie switch varial heel City Hall, Rosie's double heel Audiville, fuck, there are so many more. 

Who should get on the team next?

Half the team, including myself, should get booted from the official lineup and Logan Esquash should be welcomed to the team with a full street part.

Shop the Sk8 Skates online store HERE

Follow Alex Doyle on Instagram @alexdoyle

Photo by Tyler Geurts @tyler_geurts

If you would like to be added to our newsletter and receive promo codes and discounts online, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your e-mail.

Talkin' With The Team #1 - Keiran Zimmerman

Sponsors?
I ride for Sk8 Skates, Krooked, Emerica, Thunder and Spitfire.
How long have you been sponsored by Sk8 Skates?
I got on Sk8 in 2014, so 3 years.
How did you get on the team?
I got on the team by being surprised at the premiere for the Sk8 video 1987, I didn't know I had a part in the video and they tossed me in there and made me a part without me even knowing.
Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the past?
Smooth Sam Klassen!! Full cab down city hall is the best.
Favorite Sk8 Skates rider from the present?
My boy Juelz, sweetest style.
Favorite up and coming Winnipegger?
Logan Esquash
What are you working on right now?
I'm filming for a VX video with the dudes I skate with everyday in Winnipeg, and I'm also in Vancouver right now filming for Doyle's new video coming out next year sometime.
Best day of your life?
Best day of my life was probably the entire Tokyo trip. That was the best time ever.
Tell us a good story about another team rider?
When we were in Montreal a couple months ago, the first morning after we were camping at P45, Juelz wakes up and said he had a dream that the park was just a flood of scooters with their moms running with them through the park. Then he started telling us about how his mom used to say that the first night of sleeping somewhere new, try and remember your dreams because they will come true. So sure enough next morning we wake up and there was like 10 little kids on scooters and moms watching them flip onto their backs. We got the hell out of there right away, fuck that!
Gnarliest trick ever done in Winnipeg?
Sascha's kickflip, but if we're talking locals then Nick's fakie flip on city hall.
What are some slang terms that only Winnipeggers use?
Haha I don't know, do we have slang? Jib, like meth?
Who should get on the team next?
Whoever is an awesome person and cares about skating! There are so many people that are so good in Winnipeg. I have no idea who's next.

Instagram Feed

Newsletter

We promise to only send you good things.