When I was 6 I was set on being an astronaut. I wanted to fly through the cosmos fighting aliens, eating space food, exploring everything! (My favorite book was Commander Toad in Space) Well here I am 20 years later and I’m flying. I get to paint longboards. All day long… and if I am not painting them I am riding them. I am a Boarder to the core.
There was a point in my life where I was the only longboarder I knew. Even then I felt like I was flying through the streets, exploring new worlds. But something is different now. There is something in there air, something exciting. It might be the Concrete Kings and their group skates bringing boarders together. Maybe it’s Bustin in Brooklyn or Push Culture or Sergi’s Crazy Dub Skate Films. lol I could go on. Whatever it is..it is addicting. Being a longboarder is more than just getting on a board and riding. You become a part of something more. It’s that feeling that has people flocking to see what the deal is all about. Exploring new worlds.. its something we all need. So when I look at all the boards I’ve finished at the end of the day I can’t help but smile. Knowing they are all going to happy homes. To some that have no idea what journey they are about to embark.
Captain Crispy Crigler Reporting