Vertical Legend Dave Allen
Name: Dave Allen
Current: job / school: I’m a stay at home dad, Mr Mum
Where are you from? I’m from Ware in Hertfordshire, it’s just outside London
Where do you currently live? I’m in a village called Flamstead near ST. Albans
Kids / family status: married with 3 kids. 16, 3 and 20 months
Sponsors: Death Skateboards, Skeleton Key MFG, Ricta, Pro-tec, Skate Parmacy, Skater Socks, Stratosphere, CTi Knee Braces, immortal laces
Wheel size:59mm Ricta Rune Glifberg Park Crushers
Trucks: Independent 149’s
I change set up every: I probably change my board every three weeks or so. My trucks depend on what I,m ridjng. I rarely set a whole freshie up
When I chill, I chill with, Wine!
I’m have been on a mission lately in ( with) I’ve been pretty quiet over the winter, trying to stay healthy and recover from various niggling things.
Lately i have been working on, keeping warm
When I was little I would like to… Spend every daylight hour on my skateboard
When im home I like to. Go for walks with my dog and play with the kids
Normally I call my homies for, The abuse, can’t beat a bit of banter
Your homies are Wingy, Sean Goff, Jim The Skin, Trevor Purse, Will Boatwright,Ray Fennessey, Dave Smith
Favorite drink is at the moment its fresh pressed apple juice. It’s so good. Failing that red wine or beer.
Favorite food is Mexican. But good Mexican, not Mexican style.
When I cook I cook all manor of things. The kids don’t complain that much. I cook a mean spag bol
I listen to the radio mainly, a lot of talk radio. Showing my age!
Favorit skateboarders, Jeff Grosso, Bod Boyle, Tom Boyle Jason Jessee, Scissors, Sean Goff & anyone with power really
Favorite skatepark, Brook Run in Atlanta, GA
Favorit spot, We used to have this bank by my house where I grew up. It was only about half a board high but went on for 100 metres or more. It’s gone now
TOP 3 cities London, Atlanta, Copenhagen
When I do not skateboard I, spend time with the family. When I do not skateboard enough I get grumpy
My fitness program, is I just run with my dog in the mornings , It keeps us both healthy
When I get old I, want to move around and walk without limping too much.
I would like to see more of, South & central America. It’s amazing down there
My future looks like painkillers and Epsom salts
I dream of, Sun and parks near the beach
Anything else & thanks :
Thanks to all my family, friends, fellow skaters and sponsors. We all make a difference and without you its not possible