How many years have you been pushing in Phoenix?
I've been pushing in Phoenix for 12 years now.
Best thing about Phoenix is you can skate in Phoenix year round and all my friends live here.
The best spots in Phoenix are Northern ditch, Cowtown ramp, all the spots along Beardsley .
Phoenix is best know for ditches and pools but I feel like Phoenix is also known for having a ton of underground rippers.
For someone who's never skated in Phoenix. Where is the first place you would tell them to go? When I worked at the skate shop people would always come in from out of town and I would usually just send them to the nearest skatepark or some ditches just cause you can hit those any day.
Go to spot for Food: I don't really have a go to spot for food unless you consider Taco Bell go to, but my favorite spot to eat when I get the chance is The Chuckbox in Tempe.
Top 5 Reasons you love where you're from: Friends, Family, Skateparks, Pools, Winter
Security/Cops in Phoenix are good for... well my friend is a security guard and he busts people all the time, but the cool thing is he steals the footage from his work and burns it onto a cd and shows us, so basically we get to watch footage of him devastate people for stealing all the time. its insane. full on beatdowns when these guys try to make a break for it. other than that security/cops in AZ are good for nothing.
Describe Phoenix in one word: Hot!
Who is currently Pushing skateboarding in Phoenix and the skate community? Cowtown Skate shop. They have been pushing the the scene and skateboarding since they originated. They're responsible for the first skatepark in Phoenix. They throw an awesome contest every year. They're always just having random different events to keep the kids stoked on skating it's amazing.
Skateboarding in Phoenix will always be one of my favorite places to skate because I know my way around here and can just go cruise with my friends anytime.
Something Phoenix has that nowhere else does is saguaro cactus.
Favorite spot in Phoenix is this lil drainage wash by my house cause that's where I started skating.
If it wasn't for Phoenix I wouldn't be skating. if my parents didn't decide to Move here I would have probably grown up in new jersey because that's where they lived before and a lot of my family lives there. So I guess I would have a sweet fade and tech beard hanging on the Jersey Shore.
Best thing to come out of the Phoenix skate scene? The best thing to come out of the az skate scene is all the local videos. So many good local videos. A happy medium, boyish, nonchalant, btl5 and many more.
Funniest thing you've ever seen happen while skating in Phoenix is? The funniest thing I saw recently was when I showed up at the skatepark to a full on party. Some kids brought a keg to the skatepark. Also, the other night when kids brought boxing gloves and were just brawling.
Do you remember the first time you left Phoenix to skate elsewhere? Where did you go? The first time I left arizona me and some friends went to LA and of course didn't now any spots except the famous ones like Hollywood high and all that, but we were so stoked to go out there and just skate.
Who from Phoenix do you owe it all to? I owe it all to cowtown first and for most. Trent Ed and Laura have done so much for me. Also I owe a lot to joe Hammeke because he used to take me on all sorts of short little trips and was always down to shoot photos which is how I started to get some coverage in the mags and web. Also, everyone who's filmed me in AZ Tim Vasquez, David Hafer, Buster o Shea, Matt Manheimer, and Jackson Casey.
Things you miss most when you're away? The thing that i miss the most when I'm out of town is my friends. Im always excited to tell them about how my trip was and just go skate or do whatever.
Best memory from growing up skating in Phoenix? I think my best memory of growing up skating in Phoenix was setting up my first complete at cowtown. I was just so excited to go skate. Everyone at the shop was awesome and I always looked up to those dudes.