DALE DECKER

Stance: Why does everyone always wanna talk about politics?

Hometown: Temperance, Michigan

Years skating: 16

Board size: 8.25

Favorite skater: Brad

Best skate video: Boyish, by Jackson Casey

Dream spot: Any downtown area.

Favorite city: San Francisco

nose grind pole dodge

Proudest skate memory: I nose grinded up this pretty gnarley pole jam rail thing once during Emerica wild in the street in Detroit. I think it was in 2010.

Best feeling trick: Nosegrind

Bad speed wobble experience: An ex-girlfriend was skitching me and got all the way up to 35 miles an hour. I went down pretty hard and hit my head. Super embarrassing haha.

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: The guy who has the exact same name as me who has 100 orgasms a day. (Not clickbait)

5-0 on some famous rail

JOHN HILL

Stance: Regz

Hometown: Columbia, SC, I tell everyone Long Beach, CA though, because I’m embarassed.

Years skating: 16, more years than most new pros have been alive

Board size: 8.25 when I’m actually skating a normal board

Favorite skater: Sebo Walker atm

Best skate video: Yeah Right’s my faves

Dream spot: diy flatbar and box in super open parking lot

Favorite city: LA

Song recommendation: “i go to sleep” by Anika

Proudest skate memory: getting on Bluetile

Fs lip off the bump?

Best feeling trick: fakie flips

Bad speed wobble experience: traveled through woods, found unfinished road, bombed whole thing, got rekt, now i live with a somewhat numb area above my left knee.

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: I secretly make youtube videos talking about my deepest insecurities

Worst camping experience? only been camping once, and it was awesome. So that one was the worst, and the best.

DAN HARE

Stance: Regular

Hometown: Auburn NY

Years skating: 13

Board size: 8.38

Favorite skater: gt yo

Best skate video: LOTM

Dream spot: ramp in the woods

Nose pick right on the edge

Favorite city: asheville

Song recommendation: strawberry letter 23

Proudest skate memory: 50 50 20

Best feeling trick: frontside grinds

Bad speed wobble experience: when I was in 5th grade, my friend reggie and I decided to try to skate to school and we both got speed wobble at the same time going down a super mellow hill otw. We walked into school all scraped up and shit. Put the boards in our lockers and went to class lookin rugged.

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: photo stuff

Worst camping experience? blizzard


BILLY GRIFFIN

Stance: Goofy

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

years skating: I lost count but I think it’s been 11

board size: 8.25

favorite skater: Jason Dill

best skate video: Mindfield

dream spot: not sure about my dream spot but any spot can be fun with your friends there.

favorite city: Santa Fe, New Mexico

song recommendation: anything by the Bob Dylan or Beach House

Frontal Feeble in your Face

proudest skate memory: it’s a tie between my first kickflip and getting on Bluetile. They were both super sick days.

best feeling trick: frontside airs

bad speed wobble experience: luckily I haven’t had one yet

if we googled you, would we find anything out??: I did a really bad 720 bigspin down some skatepark stairs when I was 15

worst camping experience? Driving to New Mexico for 30 hours straight and when we got there it was pouring down rain. The roads were washing away on the way to the camp site and when we finally got there it quit raining for just enough time to set the tent up. Then it didn’t quit raining for the next day.

DORIAN WARNECK

Stance: goofy

Hometown: Columbia

Years skating: 17

Board size: 8.5

Gap back tail

Favorite skater: Tom Knox/Bobby dekyzer/Ryan Lay

Best skate video: Photosynthesis, Blueprint lost n found

Dream spot: Street version of owens bump to ledge

Favorite city: valparaiso Chile

Song recommendation: Reputation by Zack Mexico

Proudest skate memory: Chris cole thought I did a cool trick once at the berrics (it wasn’t a cool trick) all the camp bluetile days are good times

Best feeling trick: bs ts

Bad speed wobble experience: On a bike, hat fell off

Back side flip the stair gap!

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: You actually do find me because there aren’t too many weirdos out there with the same name.

Worst camping experience? The worse they are the better they are!


IRVING JUAREZ

Stance: Goofy

Hometown: Myrtle Beach

Years skating: 12ish

Board size: 8.25

Favorite skater: jerry and Dan Lu

Best skate video: Giant spider skates to rave on PCP* or something like that, I just really like watching it with all my friends and laughing and freaking out at the same time

nose slap off the “bump?”

Dream spot: some sort of wallie or slappy

Favorite city: Albuquerque was so nice

Song recommendation: ashton martin music chopped n screwed

Proudest skate memory: I’ve never thrown up at a contest before, I feel pretty proud about that. Also, skateboner cover (shout out to Matt)

Best feeling trick: a phat O from the deck to flat

Bad speed wobble experience: I’ve had soo many… one time Garet and I bombed this impossible hill in PA at the same time and we both started getting the wobbles at the same time. He was a little ahead of me so I watched him go down so hard, he slid on his neck on the curb and ripped up his sweatshirt… I made it through the wobbles but like I said it was an impossible hill so i had to either make a 90º turn or dive into this yard so I penguin slid like 20 yards into these peoples yard. It was our first day in Pittsburgh and the homies literally told us not to do it because it was impossible so I guess thats why we wanted to try it?

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: one time my friend sent me a screen shot of a google search and somehow there was some article about me on some skate lesson website and I was referred as “Irving the skate guru” I never found this article myself

Worst camping experience? Nothing too out of the ordinary, I’m just a complainer so like waking up in a puddle of sweat or being in a tent full of stinky ass dudes and their stinky ass feet. Always great times still.


ZACH GILLESPY

Stance: regular

Hometown: Columbia sc

Years skating: 13

Board size: 8.5

Favorite skater: Leo Romero

Best skate video: all the transworld vids rule

backside grind in the cola heat

Dream spot: Rutledge brand new

Favorite city: large fan of Atlanta

Song recommendation: errythang good

Proudest skate memory: the day I started

Best feeling trick: bs flips

Bad speed wobble experience: seen a lot of bad ones never really none my self

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: don’t google me hahaha

Worst camping experience?: I ain’t got no bad ones

Fakie big spin over the fire fighter water thing

CHRIS CRYER

Stance: r

Hometown: chapin, sc

years skating: not enough

board size: n/a

favorite skater: bart simpson

best skate video: bagofsuck

Front B pop over

dream spot: no dreams, only nightmares…

favorite city: n/a

song recommendation: “vanished”

proudest skate memory: kickflipping the middle school loading dock…switch

best feeling trick: the ones i land

bad speed wobble experience: of course…

FS wallride THPS style

if we googled you, would we find anything out??: only one way to know…

worst camping experience? no such thing


CHRIS GARDNER

Stance: Left Foot Forward

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Years skating: Started summer of 1997

Board size: 8.38 has been treating me nice as of late

Favorite skater: Not a fan of picking favorites. I always liked Kirchart growing up. Ishod Wair is a current heavy weight that I back. Lizzy Armanto’s smith grinds are pretty hard to beat. Brandon Westgate swims upstream and thats pretty cool.

Back board the whole thang!

Best skate video: Welcome To Hell

Dream spot: Russel House 7 stair handrail when that was around

Favorite city: The ones where my friends and family are at.

Song recommendation: Louis Armstrong did a recording of Harry Wood’s song Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along, that one always puts a smile on my face.

Proudest skate memory: Towards the end of high school I managed to film 6 personal NBD’s between the Russel House 7 stair and 10 stair handrails all in the same afternoon. Was feeling pretty juiced after that.

Best feeling trick: Frontside flips feel pretty cool when they work. I also really like smith grinds.

Bad speed wobble experience: I chased Willy Akers down a hill outside of some skatepark in PA or DE can’t remember which. He won, but I don’t even think the slam was that bad. I guess I’ve been pretty lucky on the speed wobble front.

If we googled you, would we find anything out??: You’d find out that I share a name with a guy who Will Smith did a movie about. Dude and his son had it pretty rough for awhile, then through pure determination, he turned things around. Boot straps kinda story. Pretty sure he does motivational speaking stuff now. You’d have to dive pretty deep and/or refine your search before you found anything about me.

Tall 50-50 at the Greenhole

“Didn’t get any rest and my body felt like a soggy raisin”

Worst camping experience? Was in TN once with some friends and we were all sharing one of those big family sized tents. Some gnarly rain started up and the side of the tent I was on was a little lower in ground level. The water pooled up pretty bad and I just kinda laid there in 6 inches of water till the sun came up. Didn’t get any rest and my body felt like a soggy raisin, but it was still fun.


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Watch a really fun time we had traveling around a few years back, Chris is always ripping and heres some proof.