This week’s Throwback Thursdays goes out to our homie Ronnie Creager in Trilgoy. This video change a lot for skateboarding when it was released. Ronnie’s smooth picnic tables tricks, flip manual flip out maneuvers blew minds for its time. Ronnie has always step the bar in every part he has put out over the years and i really think for a classic one this goes down in the history books for sure. – S.M.
This weekend’s Interview goes to our homie Kevin Romar. Kevin just dropped a full part in the new blind video not a test and is steady staying on top of his skate game. Kevin is the type of kid who will show up to a spot say what up to everyone. The style is flawless, his tricks are perfect, and always rolling away with a smile. – S.M.
1. Who has your favorite part in the new blind am video?
My favorite part in the new blind video would have to be between morgan, tj rogers and sewa’s part. There so damn tech it’s insane!
2. What were you thinking about blending fried chicken?
what was i thinking about blending chicken? well lemme tell u haha, my mouth was wired shut for month cuz i broke my jaw, and all i was eating was oreos shakes from jack in the box and like spaghettio’s thru a straw. I was tired of all that i needed sum good stuff u know lol, I was losing weight cuz i wasn’t eating, I’m like f this, and finally I was like ey mom can u bring me sum KFC chicken strips home when u get off work and she was like alright so she did, she whipped up sum chicken broth and put the chicken strips in the blendr with broth and bam had a chicken strip shake hahah and i’m telling u this now, that was the grossest thing I’ve ever had man.
3. Where can i download some of your DJ-KRO beats?
well you can’t cuz I don’t make beats haha I just dj the music lol, i wanna start making beats tho, too much time tho gotta focus on the skating.
4. When does the blind video drop on DVD?
The blind am video drops May 23rd on dvd and also on itunes.
5. Why did you grow out your afro and haven’t gotten a fresh cut yet?
hahah cuz me growing out my fro all started out a bet with homie alex jamir, I used to have a fresh cut rockin the fitteds all day but one day I was like ay foo let’s have a bet who can grow there hair the longest without cutting it for a 100 dollars, he was like ight let’s do it, and that’s how I have a fro now still hhahah it’s been almost 2yrs. The bet was 2yrs ago but i lost the bet cuz i got a lil bitty trim and he found out, I tried to keep it low key hahah but he caught me but since I didn’t cut it all off i only had to give him fiddy dollaz lol.
6. How do you not move your arms when you do the nollie backside 360’s?
I never really noticed that i guess it just happens that way.
This weekends interview goes to our homie James Craig who is a true professional when it comes to skating and producing top quality wheels. I met james over 2 years ago at the Agenda trade show in Huntington Beach, since then he has been one of the i’llest people to shred and be around. Read and enjoy what James has been doing with SML Wheels. – S.M.
1. Who designs the wheels?
The graphics have been a mix of people who are our friends but Rob Whyt who is the creative force behind Liberty Board Shop and now a major shoe brand, did the last series for us. Also all the riders ok anything with their name on it. Austyn is a very hands on type of young man.http://sml.freewayscollide.com/?page_id=17
2. What is the greatest thing about owning a wheel company?
I’d say the freedom to do what we want! I wanted to be a part of something organic like skateboarding itself, no right or wrong its just the way you choose to do something that makes a skater or a product unique. Quality products are very important to us at Small Wheels so people giving positive feedback let’s me know we are going in the right direction. Also putting together a team of dudes who wield the stunt wood in the finest form is really gratifying.
3. Where did the name come from?
For some reason when we started talking about a wheel company I had the vision of the first team ad being the team bombing a hill on Big Wheels, you know the plastic tire tricycles and call the company Big Wheels. That is too close to Pig Wheels so it hit me “Big pants, Small Wheels“. I started skating in 1990 so I grew up in that Era and the name Small Wheels just sounds sick to me and it is also represents a vibe that we want , which is kinda early 90’s steez like more just fun and carefree.
4. When does the new line of wheels drop?
We should have a new line of wheels done here in the next few weeks to a month. We are going to expand the size rang and have bigger Small Wheels haha.
5. Why a wheel company?
I was released from my former wheels sponsor via a very generic email so I didn’t have a wheel sponsor and saw a place in the market for something fresh and new with the highest possible quality. It seemed right to me at the time that there were companies with quality products and not the best marketing and vise versa,
6. How does SML stand out from the other wheel companies?
We don’t…..hahahaha! We are skater owned and operated, the best quality wheels money can buy, from a marketing stand point we will always be evolving and not staying one place. So yeah we’re all over the place! Fellow skatboarders please ask your local shop to get SML. wheels so we can pay rent and support our bad habits 🙂
Today’s is one of Blind skateboards finest riders Birthday. I would like to wish James Craig a Happy Birthday and to keep on changing the game with steez while making all of his tricks look super eaze so drink up today because its a celebration. – S.M.