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TABLE OF CONTENTS Motorcycle Maniac............................ 6 Matt Lane............................................. 9 Kien Lieu............................................22 Wildman............................................ 30 Park Barge.......................................... 42 Letters to Birdo................................. 36 Matt Day.............................................48


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e i n n o R land Myd e… by phon Interview Moose By : Matt on ryan Wils Photos: B Wolpe & Steven SM: State your name, age, where you live, and what you do. RM: Ronnie Mydland, 25, live in Ojai, CA. I skateboard, do construction, ride Harleys, and drink beer.

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SM: Where is Ojai? RM: Its like 30 minutes inland from Ventura, up toward the mountains. SM: I heard you have your own clothing company. RM: I do, it’s 1914 apparel.

SM: How long have you been doing that? RM: About 2 years now I would say. SM: It looks like you have some riders also. RM: Yeah, I got a team started up with a few of my buddies from up here in Ojai, and picked up a couple riders up on the East Coast as well. SM: So what kind of bike do you like trash’n around on? RM: I got a 96 Harley Davidson Road King. SM: What’s one of the longest more memorable rides you have been on?


RM: Pretty much whenever I start my bike up and put my helmet on I’m fucking grinning like a little kid. SM: Are you planning on making this years Mustache Ride? RM: Yeah I would love to.

Got my bike all fixed up after my crash, good to go! SM: Oh! You crashed recently? RM: Yeah, fuck’n snapped my collar bone in half. SM: What was going on? RM: Riding around in the mountains, not sure what happened actually. It all happened so fast. Next thing I know I’m picking my bike up from under the guard rail… I knew

something was wrong! SM: Did you go to the hospital for that? RM: Yeah, they pretty much just gave me a sling and said “Have a nice day.” I don’t think it healed up right, but now 4 months later Im back

on my board again. SM: Feels good to be skating again right? RM: Yep! We just got a nice new park up here. We had a crappy wooden one for about 10 years. SM: Cool, well is there anything you wanna say in closing? RM: I would like to thank my sponsors Syndicate Skateboards, the most legit boards I have ever rode. Everyone that has helped me out with 1914 Apparel, my girlfriend, 5 Points Skateshop in Ventura always keeping it real, and all my buddies… you know who you are!!


The thing about Matt, is that he tends to take stuff seriously - even when it’s not meant to be taken as such. Don’t get me wrong, he’s got a great sense of humor - heck, he’ll be the first one to yell “risk it all!” in your ear as you’re staring down a seventeener. Just be careful what you joke about around him. You know that spot that everyone passes and says, “man, that would be sick if someone hit it like…” only to forget about it moments later? Well, Matt is that someone. Matt has a knack for skating spots others leave alone, and he continues the tradition of truly powerful east-coast skating. Having grown up in Boston, Matt is accustomed to imperfect spots and cold, wet weather. On several occasions, when deciding on spots for a day, he’ll say something like, “yeah, whatever, the sketchier the better!”. Maybe he’s a masochist, but I think he just really loves skateboarding. Interview & Photos by Daniel Muchnik


Allright Matt, to start, lets have you fill in the blanks for everyone - where are you from, how old are you, and how long have you been skateboarding?

Boston’s harsh this time of year, man. If you must do something besides skating, where might you be found? Besides in front of the coffee machine... 

I am from Reading Massachusetts, 22 years old, and I first discovered skateboarding when I was like 5. I didn’t actually start seriously skating a ton until I was probably around the age of 8.

Well, if I am not skating I will probably be found at class at my school. I am finishing up my last semester at college so I am hyped to be almost out! I do a lot of icing when I am not skating because I am always getting beat up. Every winter, I also play in an indoor soccer league at my school and that’s always sick. This year we are winning the league for sure! I’d say the only other thing I would probably be doing other than skating would just be hanging out with my friends.

You’re one of the most motivated people I’ve ever shot with. It seems that everything you do is calculated to get you the tricks and footage you envision. Of course, many of us share an unreasonable passion for skating, but how did you build the discipline to regularly get clips before noon during the Boston winters? Why, thank you, Dan. I guess I have acquired the discipline through just loving skating so much. I really want my parts to be the best that they can be, and when it comes down to it, getting an early start is the best way to get a full day in. Even if you strike out on the first two spots, it’s still before noon so you still have plenty of time to hit other spots and hopefully be able to get a trick. Also, I can’t skate everyday because I am in school and the weather is really bad over here. When I do get that chance to go out to skate, I want to be as productive as possible. I do want to see if I can make it in skateboarding - It’s not the be all and end all in my life, but I do want to do

that. Living on the east coast, there isn’t a single nice day that I can just slack off and not skate. I always need to be out there filming. Your work ethic over here needs to be ten times harder because all of the pros and the industry are over in California.

Not much to complain about here, just a proper frontside flipper going really freakin fast.

You recently flew to the SF Bay for a couple weeks to film with Dan Miranda for “Warm Gravy”. I know it’s only the second time you’ve stayed out there, but can we expect a last-minute part in the video? Yeah I did, it was so much fun staying and getting to skate with all those guys! So thankful that Moses, Tony, Daniel, and Lee were down to let me crash there and drive me around to their


spots everyday! Thank you guys so much! But yeah, me and Daniel were talking about that, so there is potential for a last minute short part. I have been able to stack some footage with them on my last two trips out to the bay and also when they stopped in Boston on their cross country trip. Hopefully I have enough for a short little part. Otherwise, I am just hyped to see that video. Its going to be tight!

getting myself to try something gnarly! Then we’d definitely have to end the day getting some good food at a burrito spot or at Nick’s Roast Beef! Tell us about the reading connection and the world’s best ursine (look it up, kids) skate coach. Ah yes, my best friend Fred Hein. We have been friends and skating together since we were

super young. Every year we skate from springtime till end of summer when Fred goes away to hockey season - and kills it on the ice. He is built like a bear, so thats where he gets the nickname Fred the Bear. He is pretty much my skate coach too. Half of the tricks I do, it’s because he will just keep egging me on until I get the trick. My skating definitely suffers when he is not around! For as much as he kills it on the ice, he kills it even harder on his board. Search Fred Hein on youtube and check out his footy! You may even get lucky and get to see one of his hockey fights! What does “risking it all” entail for the common man? So among SF, the east bay, and Fresno: what was you favorite place to skate out there and why? Man that is a tough one. I guess if I had to choose one, it would be SF because I like how rough the spots are - it reminds me of Boston a little. What’s your ideal session like? My ideal session would be me and all my friends meeting up to skate. Just having a good time with all of them and getting to hit a bunch of spots throughout the day. Most definitely getting hyped up by my friends at the spot and

Risking it all is just getting hyped up and going for it, pretty much. It isn’t like any jackass type stuff where you are just doing stupid stunts. Whenever you are about to try something gnarly, just yell “risk it all!”, or say it to one of your friends who is trying to get gnarly and it will just hype them up to go for it. I believe I got the phrase some my friend Billy Davis one night when we were in Allston. We were listening to Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and he was throwing up the horns yelling “risk it all!” or something like that and I just always thought that phrase was rad.


What is “the fear”? The fear is is definitely more like Jackass-type stuff haha. We sort of came up with it that day in the car when it was you, me, and Tin. We had the idea of doing a “The Fear” part. It would entail only doing tricks that just make people point and yell in fear. For example something you might do in the part is wax up the top of a metal electrical box out ledge and then try a manual across the top of it which would be absolutely terrifying haha.

That video of you trying to ollie up the long 5 (“Matt Lane vs the Five”) in Boston has over 100k views now, it’s kinda ridiculous. How many times did you push at that thing before you finally stuck it, and why the heck were you still trying when the fountain tuned on? Yeah, it’s pretty crazy how many views it got. I guess it got posted on Slap and from there it got on reddit.com - which I have never even heard then brobible.com and break.com. According to my roommate’s Mom, it was on the Today show

“Up against the wall was the battle cry, up against the wall hold your hands up high…” A little GG anyone? Yeah, you know you love it. It only takes a little bit of wall to whack those knees

Yup, unnecessarily terrifying, but if it makes people scream in horror, and yell “no!, don’t do it! You have too much to live for!”, then the fear lives. You know, we make some wax that would be great for that. It says on the package that it’s best for writing “kook” or “locals only”, but I think it would be just as effective in aiding an otherwise avoidable bail. Lets do it! Matt Lane - “The Fear” straight to the internet part dropping 2014, lets hype it up, yeah? Haha yea I’m down! Lets start taking out some ads in Skidmark to start hyping it up!

or something. It took me three trips to get it and for the first two trips, it was like an hour of trying it each time. The second time we went there, the fountain was turned on, and I was like, well I might as well try it with water up top because it would be even sicker. It didn’t work out that time, but it was fun. It was like an extreme slip n slide or something. The third time I went there and got it in like four tries. I just hauled ass down this path that was going a little more in a straight direction to the set as opposed to curving around the basketball courts as you see in the clip.


The most absurd thing to me is that it wasn’t even your ender in Suede Peach. I heard that Filho sent you a photo of that last spot (22 stair, bs 5050) as a joke. Is that true? Hah. yea I guess it was. At the time, he seemed serious. He sent me a pic of the rail and said I should hit it. But I don’t think he thought I was actually going to go there, let alone try it. It was too gnarly of a rail to pass up! What is even funnier is that I was just told the other day that that rail is a snowboard rail, and that snowboarders used to hit that rail all the time! What do you want to accomplish with the rest of your 2013?

People don’t skate this - at all. You have to push through a busy intersection, weave through a curb cut, and hope you have enough speed to hit the hip high ledge, which of course is made out of bricks - bricks bricks don’t grind. Naturally, this was the first spot of the day; after an hour long drive in the New England winter.

Matt’s best friend Fred the bear.

The first thing would be to finish my last semester of school this spring. Then I would like to put out one last video part in Boston, and then move straight out to Cali and hopefully get a place with you and whoever else we can drag along! Sick. I’ll work on my kidnapping game. That about wraps ‘er up. Who do you want to thank? I would like to thank my Mom and my Dad for all there support. Also, a huge thank you to Tin Tran for always being down to go out and film! Of course to you as well, Dan, for putting this thing together! And then lastly, to all my friends and sponsors who support me - Fred, Kevin, Rob Pontes, Spada, Donfro, Mac, Eastern Boarder, Eswic, DLX, and Emerica.


Casey Meyer one footed back smith Photo: Gary Ottonello


By Jason Carney Photos by Israel Castillo & Brian Fick

J: So Kien, how long how have you been Asian? K: Haha! 41 years, Jason.

in the day, and I used to borrow their boards when they got home and bomb the hill by my house sitting down.

J: How long have you been skateboarding? K: I’ve been skateboarding for 26 years.

J: Who were your first sponsors? K: I believe Steve Steadham flowed me some boards back in the day, so I guess he was my first sponsor. Then, I got picked up by H-Street Skateboards as an Am, and later turned pro for Life Skateboards, a division of H-Street.

J: What got you into skateboarding? K: Some older kids in my neighborhood they used to skate Del Mar Skate Ranch back


I’ve ridden for several other board companies after that including Planet Earth, Maple and Dynasty. Truck Companies included Gullwing and Independent. As far as wheel companies... A1-Meats and Formula One. For shoe companies, vans and puma. Currently I have a

pro model for Assault Skateboards. J: What was your first Magazine photo? K: My first ad was an A1-Meats wheel ad. I was doing a Ollie mute grab over a trash can off of a tiny bump. 23


Having pushed 40 years of age it’s amazing to see Donger ollieing higher then 99% of the youngsters out there.

J: Who were your favorite Pro’s as a kid? K: Christian Hosoi, Mark Gonzales, Steve Caballero, Natas Kapaus, Tommy Guererro, Chris Miller, The Bones Brigade, The Dogtown team, The Santa Cruz team, Team Hosoi, The Vision team, to name a few and the whole generation before that, that paved the way for us now! J: Do you have any political or religious views? K: I like to stay away from politics. They’re [politicians] just mutated animals fighting over territory and resources, Ha! As far as religion, I’ve studied the majority of them, and find Buddhism and Taoism best to better my understanding of myself, the world, our universe and our being. J: Are you still writing poetry? K: Yeah I still write a little, but currently I’m working on a book of my philosophy called The Holy Animal. J: What’s that all about? K: The basic theory is that all people consist of two spirits: a holy spirit and a animal spirit. Because, who are you talking to when you talk or think to yourself? The number

one rule in the animal kingdom is that the strongest survive. The number one rule in the holy kingdom is harmony. The object of life is to combine the two spirits to become a human being. Off balanced, or separated, you become either a holy monk or a greedy man or woman-animal who will do anything to obtain fame, money, status or power. There’s too much to get into... your gonna have to read the book whenever it comes out, haha! J: When I first met you, you used to rock a flat top. Ever consider bring it back? K: Haha, your funny J, No, I don’t think so. Maybe, you never know, hahaha! J: You got some long ass hair, would you shave it for $50,000? K: That wouldn’t be enough J, ha! J: What’s the average day in your life? K: I work full-time and then some at an audio visual rental company called VER. We basically supply the entertainment and corporate industries with all their equipment for TV shows, sports coverage, conference, meetings and shows. I also DJ every now and then and skate when I get a chance. Life’s good, can’t complain.


J: What about Invincible skateboards, what’s that all about? K: I started a company making limited edition decks by skateboarding artists. Check out my web site at invincibleskateboards.com with more products coming out this summer. The whole concept is to give credit and recognition to the artist behind skateboard culture’s image and creativity. The skateboarding lifestyle has influenced and changed the game of street culture the world over in terms of style and athleticism. All the artists who have pro boards on my company are greatly respected and have contributed to skate culture one way or another. Check the website for new artist decks throughout the year. J: What’s your greatest accomplishment on a skateboard? K: Uhh, staying on? haha

DIRECTION Direction proceeds to go astray Man and Myth, come closer each day From the facts of science, to religious views Cycles twine, a third eye fuse Seeing’s believing, feelings get used Loving materials, can easily bruise To face from facing, the real inside Can stray our natural, instinctive climb Growth at a pace, no games in this race Life is to learn, to live on this place We cannot blind, our minds from soul Our spirit like others, have common goals Forever to roam, the existing seas Grow for our kind, to set our souls free. Kien Lieu

I’m going to assume Kien Played god and ollied to 50-50 from the water


J: What’s your fondest skateboard memory? K: Well i’d have to say, just skating in the late 80’s and early 90’s, when we, meaning “our generation” were pushing the limits of skateboarding to another level. It was an exciting moment of skateboarding for all of us i think. Everyone in the skateboard community at that time were feeding off each others energy and the endless possibilities of what you can do on a skateboard. Shit was unknown and constantly being discovered, especially for street skating. Most of the tricks done now, were discovered by our generation, but created by the generation before us, and invented by the generation before that. The evolution and progression of skateboarding is fucking awesome! Everything has it’s roots, so you got to respect everyone that has and is contributing to the Art. J: How long do you plan on skateboarding? K: As long as I got legs, haha! For real though! J: So, when we were hanging out back in the days, you were listening to death metal, but I know you like hip hop. What do consider yourself hesh or fresh? K: I’m a fresh heshin, haha! But seriously, I like all kinds of music... hip hop, rock, reggae, jazz, downtempo, speed metal, house, dancehall. Every genre of music has dope artists, you know?

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J: Do you manscape? K: What? Haha, your funny J. Nah man, I’m blessed with no hair except where it counts, unlike your hairy ass, hahaha! I got that smooth Asian skin, haha! J: Do you still wake and bake? K: Nah, I quit 3 years ago. I wish I could every now and then, but my work does random drug tests. It’s all good though. I’ve smoked plenty in my lifetime. J: If it was your last day on earth, what would you do? K: Eat, skate, eat again, have sex, all while listening to dope ass music, haha! J: Any message to the kids or shout outs? K: Kids, skate for fun and because you love it. And don’t quit because you’re not sponsored. Skating’s not about being sponsored. It’s about having fun and challenging yourself in something above the ordinary! I’d like to give a shout out to Assualt Skateboards, Independent trucks, Slappy’s garage, Coat of Arms NYC, Coung from Osiris, and all my skateboarding heroes and brothers who I skate with everyday. You know who you are. Thank you all for keeping me inspired to skate! J: Thanks Kien. K: Thanks for the interview, Jason, and thanks Skidmark Magazine for this opportunity, much respect!


While Kien ollies, his shadow grinds.

THE FAMILY OF RIGHTEOUS SOULS There once was a feeling, from where we came Home to the righteous and God’s domain Existence unshaped, unknown in words For life as before, is simply unheard As time goes by and things begin Movements react, chaos spins Inside this, the make up of everything Life like a web, is slowly weaved Young in existence, we cry to conceive Over a short period of time, we learn how to grow Forming foundations, for a gift unknown Readily willing, to represent Inclined to be, the best here yet God, the Creator, whatever you like! Honors all beings, that serves through its sight Take your time and experience life Enter this state of being, right! Open your soul, to things that come Unlock the feeling, from where your from Searching won’t find, this being here true Souls have to wake themselves, brand new Open your being, shake off the mistakes Unwind all reason, to foolishly hate Life is something, we were born to see Strengthen our existence, so that more can be. Kien Lieu


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Mine actually has a pretty funny story behind it. At GVR in 2008, me and the crew met up with Leticia from Consolidated to help run the Don’t Do It/Consolidated booth there. First day was killer and we got a really solid response from the kids but we were for sure making some noise with the others and you could tell we had some “haters” in the crowd. Day 2 started just as good and about half way during the day we had a dude walk up to the booth asking what Don’t Do It was about and if it was about “hating on Nike’s”. When we answered his question which ultimately was “that Nike doesn’t belong in skateboarding” he tossed his full cup of water at us and all over the booth and the merch (this was a planned attack). I dropped my camera bag and went for the grab to take him down, but he 360’d out of it his crew took off..we gave chase and he ended up trying to skate away and got the wobbles..he went down hard and at the end of it all he had a broken nose. Some dudes got in my face and started asking how old I was..at the time I was so into the moment I didn’t realize why I was being asked this question so I answered it trying to push my way passed them..the second I answered it, I got put into a mean headlock and what I call “UFC” slammed into the bushes and curb..turns out Mr. Meat  Head in the USC jersey was an undercover cop in the crowd. My brother was there trying to free me from the hold but it wasn’t working out. I was flat on my back looking up and hundreds of kids coming to take a look. I ended up in pink cuffs and was looking at “Felony Assault on a Minor”.. turns out, kid was like 15 or some shit. He didn’t look that young. Leticia came to my rescue when I was in the cuffs telling the cops to let me go and shit, it was awesome. ..and some witness’s came to help explain what actually happened..I got threats and the usual “witness” coming up to tell the cops they saw me bash the kid over the head with the skateboard etc. In the end, I was released and not ticketed..turns out his mother didn’t want to press charges anymore after the cops threatened to take the kid in for “vandalism”. I was thrown out of GVR, but I went home with a great story, and it turned into a great tat idea later on. CUBE for life!!!!!! My woman loves Steve and Leticia, Don’t Do It and Consolidated and she thought it was only the right thing to do to get it permanent! Plus, I get to see the Cube everytime :)  Thomas - Cult Connection Clothing


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: ForwarD : One night years ago when I was still in high school, I went out with a friend skating a plaza a few towns over. It was like 2 AM and we were trying to skate curbs, plastic pallets, loading docks and whatever. In between skating we thought we heard wheels rolling a few times but chalked it up to an echo. But moments later when we stopped we could hear “RRRRRTTTT”… .”SNAP”…..”RRRRRTTT.” Someone was out skating! But who? So we skate towards the noise and look across the parking lot and see Mike skating by himself. Just going at it on this ollie up on bricks to flat gap spot. Just killin it by himself, covered in sweat, going back and forth. I remember just crazy stuff at the time varial heelflip manuals, this and that and just charging it putting one and two together. We just watched him skate for awhile til he noticed us then he skated over and introduced himself. We skated together for awhile that night and he kept going when we finally left. I’ve been friends with Mike ever since and it seems like skating still means the exact same thing to him. Whether alone, with friends or in front of a crowd Mike is always skating fast and hard, going for it! You can tell he loves it like a fiend. If you want to leave the spot with him you might have to get a crow bar to pry him away at the end of every session, “hang on, I got another one,” he says and he is usually the first to start skating too.


All them tree huggers would have a field day with this photo. Hippie Plant. Photo: Squid


Tender Chuck: Alright Wildman. Let’s get some stats out of the way, name, age, location? Mike: Mike Nypaver, a score and five more, between two swamps in Ohio. Tender Chuck: So what’s up with this recorder we’re using? Where’d you get it? Mike: When I was a teenager I went down to Louisville…a good 6 hr drive to skate the park by myself. So I’m sleeping in my car at the skate park under a bridge. It’s like 4 AM, I’m the only one around. Dude rides up on a bike knocking on my window asking me for gas money claimin his truck broke down and tryin to pull some hustle. All this stuff that’s not addin up. So he’s tryin to sell me this recorder, a switch blade that was broken, and something else super random for like 10 bucks for his supposed gas money /meth money or whatever. I didn’t want him fuckin coming back and shittin on the hood of the car or fuckin with it while I was sleeping out of spite so I just gave him the 10 bucks and got this rad recorder. Tender Chuck: Nice and here we are. So do you camp out like that a lot? Mike: Uh I guess. It’s not really campin when your sleepin/living in your car at a skatepark or some DIY spot. It’s just what ends up happening sometimes if you want to thrash on a budget. I prefer to set up camp well off the beaten path in some national forest or something anyways. I definitely work camping and venturing around at some forest or park into skate trips as much as possible to me the two are related.

50-50 over a stream, I guess Wildman can check that off his bucket list unless it’s something he does on the reg. Photo: Ken Mizicko

Tender Chuck: Yea I can imagine you running around the mountains snagging trout out of the rivers or some shit. What kind of shit have you dealt with in your skatepark squatting? Mike: Funny you should want to know about the shit cause the shit is the story. Im sleepin in my car at Burnside, calling it home for a point, when one night I wake up to this screaming and moaning right outside my car. Big parking lot, I’m the only car in the lot pulled up tight to a wall…This methhead was shitting all over the place and himself right outside my passenger window. Then he proceeds to literally rip his fuckin undies off


A front nosepick is one of those tricks that can go from chill to sketch faster then your mind has the ability to comprehend what’s actually happening. Photo: Ace Pelka

his legs with his pants on while he’s screaming in pain like he’s fucking Zoolander. I’m like “what the fuck?” …I hang onto my knife and close my eyes and waited til he was gone then I went back to sleep. In the morning I thought it was a dream…Until I looked outside and torn underwear, shit and blood were just laying there in the parking lot like some average piece of waste. Tender Chuck: So you said earlier you went 6 hrs to skate alone. Do you skate alone a lot? Mike: Uh Yea I guess that’s just the way she goes… the way off the road Bubbs. I’ve lived out in the country for most of my life so that’s just what you have to do sometimes. Tender Chuck: So there are not a lot of skaters to hang out with out there huh? Mike: Nah, not close. I was the only skater in the whole school district at the time. And I guess I just had to get used to skating by myself. It’s always been at least a half hour drive to meet up with anyone n skate. I definitely love skating with my friends and rad people though and appreciate it more. Tender Chuck: So how was high school then? Mike: I learned enough math to make sense of this… We had the largest land area of any school district, with the lowest population percentage with the highest percentage of teen pregnancy in the state. Defying odds and earning the title “Pregnant Valley” with the other schools. In short, “It was fucked.” Tender Chuck: Wow. Well you’re out of there now. You just got back from California and you’ve travelled all over the country. What are some of your favorite places? Mike: Washington, Oregon and New Mexico too but for some reason I’ll always have an attachment to Ohio. The Midwest, the Great Lakes is what I’m used to. Tender Chuck: So who’s hyping you up to skate these days? You must meet a lot of people travelling around? Mike: Girls. Everyone skates a little better when they’re around. My friends back in Ohio always keep me stoked. As for well known guys; its Ben Raybourn, Nolan Johnson and Kevin Kowalski who inspire me the most right now especially with the fact that they’re all


good dudes off board. All my friends keep me stoked really. Stormtroopers of Death. Tender Chuck: Alright for Skidmark… any other good shit stories?? Mike: Well the Upper Decker is a good way to get a venue shut down if you don’t like your local music scene. Sorry Knights of Columbus. Um… ooohh ooooh ghosts! Beware of Ghosts!? Tender Chuck: What’s a “ghost”? Mike: When you’re a pissed off teenager you might do things like wipe your ass with a big clump of T.P. then throw that fucker up at the ceiling at school til it sticks. When you get the form down, your ghost will hang out up there, dry out and scare anyone who comes by. Tender Chuck: What kind of stuff are you doing when you’re not skating? Mike: I try to be outside most of the time hiking or something. I hunt and fish for all the meat I eat so that keeps me occupied. I like making primitive tools; tanning hides, stuff like that. Playing guitar and kicking it with my dogs, music stuff. Tender Chuck: Alright let’s wrap this up. So who’s keeping you rolling these days? Mike: Plague hardware, Assault skateboards, Gullwing trucks, FU wheels, Vox (flow), Tri- Star skate shop in Parma, OH and Destroyer pads flowed me some good stuff so they can get a “nom sayin” too…. Thanks dudes!

After seeing this Texas Plant I’m going skating. Peace Photo: Dan Mizicko


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STEP 3: Show your support for anti-Government Better watch out Kiddies. We say shit like“Shit”, “Fuck”, “Tits” and “Consiparcy Theory”. Your parents probably won’t want you to have this so just go ahead and select OK.

STEP 6: never have to worry about sticky pages again. Purchase individual mags or get yearly subscriptions. Video and links to all your favorite companies.


“What advice would you give to someone looking to work in the skateboard industry today?” If you are going to start your own thing, I would definitely say don’t do it for the money! Do it for a hobby and if it catches a gear and takes up all your time and you can make a living off of it, great! Also, in the beginning, try to keep your fixed overhead as low as possible. Start it out of your garage or spare room so that if you aren’t selling a lot, you don’t dig a financial hole because of dumb shit like rent. If you are looking to get a job somewhere within the skateboard industry, my advice would be to look somewhere you are already stoked on. If you can’t work at your favorite company, try to make

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sure you are going to have some freedom to grow in the company. Because as a skateboarder, working at a skateboard company, you are going to have ideas, and you are going to want to see those ideas come to life. Thats what it is all about! Thats what will make it an awesome job is that you will get to see your ideas and things you are passionate about come to life! For example, say you are into filming and putting together videos. See if they will give you the opportunity to put together a section or two. They might not be into your idea, but you want to at least have the chance. It would suck if you were into videoing and getting creative angles and editing and they just took yer footage and did it their way. I would almost rather have some other lame job I didn’t care about than that. And pray your boss skates, cuz there is nothing more frustrating than some dude who says “WOW! What you guys do on those boards is SO EXTREME!!” telling how you should do shit. I remember having to train some dude who didn’t skate to be my boss once, it sucked. There is nothing more deflating than having someone who doesn’t skate call the shots. Hope this advice helps. And I hope you do start a company! or help an existing one.

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“How many Skateboard Magazine covers have you had?” That’s the answer to your question “Why have a Park Barge at Matherfield?” Its in the middle of nowhere” Simple it’s Michael Pulizzi the Rail Slayer home park. I came down with the flu that day. One of you hosts gave it to me. So here are some helpful tips on how to not get your fellow skateboarder sick!


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How? Influenza Spreads Person to Person

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People with influenza can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that influenza viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with influenza cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get influenza by touching a surface or object that has influenza virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. (To avoid this, people should stay away from sick people and stay home if sick. It also is important to wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately. Further, frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.) The Influenza Is Contagious Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the influenza to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some persons can be infected with influenza virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.


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Where did you grow up skating, and who or what influenced you most? I grew up skating in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, which was cool because life in Hawaii is awesome.  The weather here is perfect for skating year round and there are a ton of fun spots to explore on island.  I was definitely influenced the most by skate videos, I especially loved to order a bunch of independent and shop videos from all over the country.  Some of my favorites are videos put out by The Denver Shop, 303 Boardshop, and most independent skate videos out of Arizona.  Oh yeah, and anything involved with 411. Someone bring that back please. What are you currently filming for? I’ve been working on a new video part out here in Hawaii, but a few weeks ago I destroyed my ankle so right now I’m just trying to take care of that.  I’m flying up to Cali in less than a month

to film a few things for the Berrics, so I’m really hoping that my ankle heals up before then.  After that I’m planning on staying up in Cali for a few months, so who knows what I’ll be working on this year.  Let’s just hope I don’t pile out hard up there. Where can you be found when you’re not skating? Playing Smash Bros with my friends.  It’s either that or binge eating. Shout outs?  Thank yous? Huge thanks to the 808 Skate family for supporting me and constantly being awesome, make sure to check the shop out next time you’re in Hawaii it’s sick.  Also thanks to Ilja Maran and Dan Muchnik, two of the best people that I know, and my parents for always helping me out.  Bye everybody.


Matt Day Tell me a little bit about how you first got into photography and what keeps you at it.

It’s a bit of a long story, so I’ll try to make it short. My brother was in an accident while working on a farm when he was 17 and it paralyzed him from the chest down. While he was in the hospital, my parents were staying there with him while I was staying with friends and family because I was 13 and still in school. My uncle bought me a camera and told me to document what I was doing so that they could stay up to date on what I was up to and also to document my brother’s recovery. So that’s what I did. As a result of seeing my brother go through that, I picked up skateboarding because I didn’t wanna take anything for granted - like my ability to walk. That’s where I really started to understand why I never stopped taking photos. It’s been 9 years since I got my first camera and it seems like I’ve had one in my hands every day since then. The thing that keeps me at it is the same reason I’ve never stopped skateboarding. There’s nothing but freedom in it. I don’t have a coach, I don’t have rules, I

literally make every choice on my own. It never gets old because you can do whatever you want with it. I’m also a hugely sentimental and nostalgic person, like I’m always looking at old photos or digging through boxes of old stuff from when I was younger, so it’s important for me to document every day so that I can look back on it in a year or in 50 years and appreciate the life I’ve had. Well, you just knocked out a couple more questions there. The “no rules” aspect is certainly a big reason that many people are drawn to both skateboarding and art. There will always be agreedupon aesthetics and a correct way to do things, as with anything, but the whole point is to keep exploring in every sense. Do you find that your desire to acquire images drives the urge to get out and explore, or is it that you would be hiking anyways, and the fact that you’re a photographer makes it natural to relay your vision and emotion to others, and later yourself? Basically, where is your passion rooted?


downriverframes.tumblr.com I think a lot of it goes back to just wanting to get out there and explore knowing that it could all be taken away in a second, like it was for my brother. But being a photographer, that definitely motivates me to get out there. Without the passion to go out and shoot, I’d probably sleep in more. Ha. What is your favorite hike that you’ve ever done? Favorite place to skate? My favorite place to go hike is Old Man’s Cave out in the Hocking Hills here in Ohio. It’s only about a 45 minute drive from my house and it’s amazing out there. The look of it changes so much with each season. It never gets old. As for skating, I have more fun skating in a friends backyard than I do anywhere else. Laid back, having fun. That’s where it’s at. Who are the photographers from whom you draw inspiration? I draw a lot of inspiration from skate photographers just because of the variety in characters they get to document. Guys like Joe Brook, Mike O’Meally, Ed Templeton, Raymond Molinar.. There are tons of photographers that I’m constantly keeping up on, but those are some favorites. What is it about the process of shooting film that draws you? Film has always appealed to me. That’s what I started with so I had to really learn because every frame costs money. I still keep that in mind for the most part. I may burn through a roll in an hour, but I pay way more attention to everything before ever releasing the shutter. At the same time, it slows me down and I love that. The whole process of loading, developing, scanning, all of it. I wanna be as involved with my work as I can. Who in thank?

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I’d like to thank all of my friends and family for the constant support and thank you guys for this interview.

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Weirdo Bath Salt Tour DVD This is what makes skateboarding so fun. Throw a bunch of dudes in a van, take them to new spots to shred, drink tons of beer, hump various farm animals,eat a bunch of hallucinagenics,and have a killer time. So maybe there’s no proof of inter species erotica, but I think we can all read between the line. Good shit. Not to impressed. Trashcan Lance only ate one persons face the entire movie. Assault -Shonn of the Dead: This board comes in two sizes, which is great for those of us that are more, shall we say, more generously preportioned. Fuck you, I’m not fat! Problem is , I fucking hate hippies, and the graphics are a nod to the biggest shitbag bunch of filthy hippies of all time. but a couple of boardslides would wipe that problem out. Just like the National Guard did at Kent State in “67. Glorious. Assault Curbivore: Aside from probably the best board name ever, the Ricky Winsor graphic and killer shape make this my new favorite slappy machine.

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