This weekends interview goes out to our homie Joseph Delgado. Joseph Delgado was born in peru and then moved to queens later on in life. The crazy thing about Joe is that he is always out doing himself with each video part he drops. Joseph is the type of skater who can push one block to another block with a smile on his face because he has just love and passion for skateboarding. - S.M.
1. Who are the skaters that are currently killing it in the queens area?
To be honest I feel like everytime I pass by the local spots or even skate parks like Astoria or Flushing Meadows one I see the progression from the community. It’s pretty cool to see everyone in queens trying to hold it down.
2. What is your warm up trick before you get your day started?
I warm up eating some good peruvian food at home of course and then i end up making my way out into the streets of queens. Just riding around my neighborhood is a challenge sometimes since our streets have the worst cracks everywhere.
3. Where are you traveling off to next?
I ain’t leaving NY anytime soon since it’s summer time right now. But once November hits I will be down south in ATL this year filming for a small video that will have all the homies from NY pretty hyped!
4. When is the full length Joseph Delgado part?
The next video part I started working on was in the beginning of April and should drop sometime by Septemeber. Jeremy Elkin is the guy that has been pointing the camera at me to get this part done. Thank you Jeremy and Joe Bressler for the motivation.
5. Why is flushing meadows your favorite spot.
When I was growing up in Lima, Peru my dad had send me my first skate video on VHS to watch. It was called “Remedy” he had bought it in NY and of course it was a local video filmed all out here in the east coast. In that video I saw a bunch of cool spots to skate and the one that stood out the most of me was the Flushing Meadows fountain. I saw Sho Ma(RIP), Danny Falla, Geo Moya, and Roney Torres kill that place. Once I got the chance to come back to the states I would go there everyday to just skate after school. That place is the best! I met all my best friends there while skating. Flipmode Crew4Life!!!
6. How do you feel about skating nowadays in queens since you started skating?
I like skating queens a lot more than anywhere else just because there’s to many things to skate out here. I really don’t have to go into the city to skate a ledge or some manny pad. We have it all here. You just have to know where everything is and you will be set. Plus we got that $6.75 speical every tuesdays at john’s Pizza on lefferts and 111ave. That place makes some bomb ass pizza!!!