going on, Brandon! What have you been up to, recently?
Not much man, I just
started my Spring quarter at The University of California Riverside and I have
been super busy balancing school and skateboarding.
did you first get into Skateboarding?
What was your first board you learned on?
I first got into
skateboarding when I was in 5th grade and I saw these teenagers doing tricks in
my neighborhood. My mom bought me a skateboard from Target and I was hooked
instantly. The first board I learned to skate with was probably some cheap
twenty dollar board, but it did its job.
Pros did you like to watch and learn from growing up?
When I was growing up
one of my favorite Pros to watch was Mike Mo Capaldi. Not only did his skateboarding
catch my eye but his personality made him very likable and entertaining.
Nowadays, I really enjoy watching people like Kyle Walker and Chris Joslin
because they amaze me with every part they put out.
came out with a couple video parts for the “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” series. Tell us a little bit about it. (no shoutouts or promo of the video, just
about the experience)
I just recently
finished filming a part in my friend Frankie Eder’s video “Shoulda Coulda
Woulda” and it was a very rad experience. I think I spent about nine months
filming for my part and the whole project was extremely memorable. I really
enjoyed being able to travel to different cities every weekend and
skateboarding with some of my closest friends. We premiered the video in
December and it was super cool to be able to see the finished product on
something we all worked super hard on.
is your favorite park to skate and favorite feature to trick? All-time favorite spot you filmed or skated?
My favorite park to
skate is probably Harvard skate park in Irvine, CA. It’s a really small
skatepark, but I grew up skating there so it’s like a second home to me. My
favorite obstacle at this park is probably the double kink rail just because
it’s not a common thing to see at skateparks. My all time favorite spot
probably has to be UCI because of its abundant amount of spots in one location.
do you have lined up for 2017? Any
upcoming video parts or contests?
For 2017, I plan on
just having fun on my skateboard and seeing what happens. I hope to continue to
stack footage when I can and will probably enter a few local contests. I
believe I might be skating a few demos with the Active Tustin crew as well.
you Brandon. Any last words for
I’d like to shout out Active Ride Shop
in Tustin, TIValue, Mission Belt Co, Bombas Socks, and of course Monster Army!
Thanks for all the support, it means a lot!!!
* Photos by: Andrew Yoshioka