Posts tagged “interview

What it [dot] be | Evan Smith Interview

What it [dot] be has a killer interview and a quick clip with Evan Smith.


Tommy Wray Interview


Words and Photos: Bryan Friesen


what it [dot] be | v02 Launch

what it [dot] be is an east coast collective of skateboarders, photographers, videographers, writers, and just all-around rad creative-type folks. The [dot] just launched version 02 of their website, and to kick it off they have a really rad Fireside Chat piece with Thailand native and Preduce Pro Geng Jakkarin. Make sure to check out the video below, and when you are finished, head on over to the new what it [dot] be and spend some time checking out all of the east coast goodness.

RIDE Channel | SPoT 20 Year Experience – Episode 7 – Mike Vallely

In the latest episode of the RIDE Channel’s SPoT 20 Year Experience, Mike Vallely talks about winning the first ever Tampa Pro in 1995. Mike was supposed to begin being phased out of professional skateboarding and into a team manager role for Powell at the time. Well, Mike won the contest…and the rest is history. Enjoy.

Joel Meinholz Interview

I have been stoked on Joel’s skating for a long time. So, when there were, what seemed to be long periods of time that new footage of Joel was hard to come by, it left me wondering when I would get to see more. Then, in 2010 when Welcome to MIA, the MIA Skateshop video came out, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Joel was skating just as hard and raw as ever. Since that time, Joel seems to be everywhere. Between new footage, new sponsors, and promoting events through IamYourVillain & Bum Rush The Spot, he seems to be unstoppable. – Nicks

Read the interview here

Nick Zizzo on Stacks

Fort Myers, Florida’s own Nick Zizzo is officially on Stacks, check out the proper “Welcome” video. Nick has been a busy dude lately, in addition to his Stacks intro, he has a very entertaining interview over on the Skateboarder Magazine site, clips in the teaser for the upcoming Super Brand video (See Below), and he is also working on a part for the Florida homies Cruizees.

Action Sports Now Photographer Interview/ 1-Year Anniversary

Today is No Comply Skateboard Mag’s 1st Anniversary, and coincidentally, an interview that I did recently with Carl Wallin over at Action Sports Now went live today. I am really stoked on the interview…it feels really good to be appreciated for all of your hard work, rather than used. I have met a lot of really cool new people over the last year, and even reconnected with some old friends that I hadn’t seen in years! Thank you to everybody that has supported me and No Comply over the last year. I’m looking forward to lots of new things to come in 2012. – Nicks.

Alex Peavey Interview

I originally met Alex last year at the Ring of Fire Skate Jam/ Contest at the (now defunct) Ghetto Skate Facility in Zephyrhills, Florida. Then I ran into him again at the 3rd Annual Ghetto Bowl Bash back at the end of April. Alex won the 18 & Up Sponsored Division that day, and came real close to taking the “Best Trick” as well. Alex is a ripper and one hell of a nice guy. He was also cool enough to set aside some time to do this interview for the mag. Keep your eyes on this dude, because he is coming up fast. – Nicks.

Peep the interview here.

Focus Skate Mag “Small Talk” with Mat Call

Mat Call rides for Demon Seed Skateboards and is an absolute all-terrain killer! Make sure to head to your local shop and pick up the brand new September/ October 2011 issue of Focus Skate Mag and check out Mat’s Small Talk, along with all of the other east coast goodness.

Dan Harper “Dirty Burg”

Dan Harper just released almost 5 minutes of really sick footage in anticipation of his interview in FTK Magazine that comes out next month. Dan rides for Southern Boarder Skateshop in St. Petersburg and he rips…take a look:

Filmed by: Jon Christopher, Dana Nichols, and Thomas Alston.

‘Til The Wheels Fall Off: Stoner’s Skateboards

Check out Jason’s new piece in ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off with the owner of Stoner’s Skateboards, Steen Stoner.

Forrest Kirby ESPN Interview

Photo_Ian O'Connor

 MIA Skateshop team rider and Zoo York Skateboards Pro, Forrest Kirby, has a killer interview by Andrew Cannon over on ESPN.

Keith Baldassare I.S.T.I.A. Interview

Take a look at the Keith Baldassare Interview over at I Skate Therfore I Am.

Keith Baldassare, Over the Hip to Frontside 5-0, OSP, 2011.

BA. KU. – “Stay Gold” Hidden Part

The Barrier Kult had a hidden part on the Emerica “Stay Gold” DVD, if you were unable to locate it…no worries…here it is:

You can also head over to the Emerica site to watch it and while you are there take a look at the BA. KU. Interview.

Focus Skate Mag “Q & A” with TJ Harris

TJ Harris. Photo_Stephen Knight

 Make sure you read this “Q & A” with Orlando ripper TJ Harris over at Focus Skate Mag. TJ is coming up quick…having a park like Midtown as an incubator doesn’t hurt either.

Nick Murphy Interview

Nick, Photo_Mike Edwards

Interview and Photography by Nick Nicks (except where noted).
The first time I saw Nick skate was at the Creature/ Santa Cruz “Saints & Sinners” Tour demo at Orlando Skate Park (OSP)  this past October. He was charging so hard, it was hard not to notice! The following month I was back at OSP for the launch of the Demon Seed “Brewery” Pro Model line of boards and was again super-stoked on Nick’s skating. I asked Rich Payne who he was, and he said “Oh yeah, that’s Nick Murphy, he rides for Demon Seed, he rips”. At the end of the night, Rich introduced me to Nick, and just like that we were Facebook Friends For Life (FFFL)! No, seriously, I did hit Nick up on Facebook, because I knew I was going to want to shoot photos and do an interview with him at some point. Then, back in December, just a few weeks after I started No Comply Magazine, Nick was asking me about the mag one day, we chatted for a little bit, decided to do the interview and that was that. Anyway, I am still very new at this interviewing thing, so I don’t know if it is normal to get so many sick photos in such a short period of time, but when you skate as good as Nick does it definitely makes it easy on the photographer. So, enjoy the photos and the interview and watch out for Nick because he will be skating past you at 100 mph!

How old are you? I’m 20 years old.

Where are you from originally? I am from the “City of Champions”, Brockton, MA.

How long have you been skating? Since I was 6, so 14 years.

What brought you to Florida? I was going to school at Boston Architectural College and I felt like it just wasn’t working out at the time. I needed a change and my brothers were already living in Apopka, Florida, so in December of 2009 I moved down and moved into my oldest brother’s house.

Who are you currently riding for? I ride for Demon Seed Skateboards, Orlando Skatepark (OSP), Guano Wheels, and Percent Apparel

Kickflip to Fakie, OSP.

So, tell me the story about  how you got on Demon Seed and OSP? Well, it was last summer (2010) and there was a Vans Warped Tour Qualifier and Demon Seed Best Trick Contest at OSP. I ended up qualifying for the Warped Tour and I took first place in the Best Trick! I won the Best Trick Contest with a pivot to fakie on the vert wall at OSP (Which, by the way, is insane! If you have seen this vert wall, you know why!). After I stuck the pivot to fakie, I was trying a blunt to fakie, I popped out too far, landed too low on the tranny and slammed straight to the flat. I just remember waking up to people asking me how many fingers they were holding up. The helmet that I was wearing was a souvenir plastic Boston Red Sox batting helmet, and it just shattered. So, Demon Seed and OSP pretty much put me on right after that.

5-0 to Fakie in the deep end of the OSP pool!

Do you have a day job? I have had a few different jobs since I moved to Florida. It has been really rough finding something decent that pays well, especially nowadays. I am currently unemployed, but I have something in the works that basically allows me to be my own boss and pays really well. I think being my own boss is going to work out better for me.

Feeble Grind through the corner, SPoT Bowl.

What’s on the radar for Nick Murphy? My dream, just like a lot of skateboarders coming-up, is to go out to California and see how far I can take my skateboarding. Transition is definitely my strength, but I would like to take my street skating to new levels, so that I can be an even more well-rounded All-Terrain Vehicle. I love skating anything and everything, if it’s fun I’ll skate it. I definitely want to go back to school for architecture or art at some point also. I took architecture and art classes in high school and I really liked it, so I would like to do something with that. Other than that, just keep skating and have fun…I don’t ever want to stop skating!

Gap up to Tailslide, OSP.

Who are your top 5 favorite skateboarders? Dan Drehobl, Peter Hewitt, Daewon Song, Tony Trujillo, and Mark Gonzales.

Wallplant, SPoT Bowl.

What’s playing on your ipod right now? Audioslave, but I listen to everything and anything if it’s good. I listen to hip-hop, rock-n-roll, whatever. Probably my favorite band of all time would have to be The Beatles. My parents and especially my uncle used to listen to The Beatles all the time when I was growing up.

Wallride, SPoT.

Any last words, shout-out’s, thank-you’s? Yeah, first and foremost, I would like thank my parents for being supportive and my brothers for teaching me how to skate. When I was growing up, we had a “wicked awesome” 6 ft mini-ramp with an 8 ft extension with pool coping and a 4 ft spine in the backyard. I would also like to thank Johnny King at OSP, Wade at Demon Seed Skateboards, Keith Whetstone at Guano Wheels, Shawn at Bikebarn Skateshop in Whitman, MA (first shop sponsor), Dave at Skater’s Edge, No Comply Magazine for the interview, and last but not least, Dutch Masters & PBR!

Paradise Wheels Co. – Zach Wagner

Paradise Wheels Co. posted an interview with Am team rider Zach Wagner. I think I’m going to start getting up at 4 a.m. to do yoga for two hours every morning so I can skate like Zach!

Concrete Disciples: Steve Caballero Interview

Concrete Disciples just posted this killer piece on Steve Caballero!  Great interview with a bunch of classic old photos of Cab.

ESPN Josh Stewart Interview











Check out this interview on ESPN’s site with Tampa native/ skateboarding filmmaker Josh Stewart about his latest film, “Welcome to MIA”. Josh talks about what it was like making MIA skateshop’s first video and how he had to split time between making this film and “Static IV”…yep, “Static IV”!