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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.

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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.

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