Lodge Guest, Alan young

 

What is your name ?

Alan young

Where do you live and where are you from ?

encinitas, California

Tell us a little bit about your past… 80s ? 90s ? 00 ?

pretty much just skating and surfing haha

Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?

my dad grew up skating and surfing in the 70’s and 80’s so naturally i fallowed

What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?

8.6 deck, 169 trucks, 55 mm, wheels

Any sponsors ?

creature, vox, oj, randoms

School, work, not working or other occupation ?

when I’m not skating i make knives, I’m starting a company called Rove knives, that has to do with skateboarding, camping and traveling on the raod

 


Belco bowl australia, photo by @vagabond

 

How is a normal day looking for you ?

everyday is different, but usually get up work on knives, find out where the boys are skating and go have a session somewhere

Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you

skating with the boys, hopefully go on a mini trip somewhere, camp, shoot guns, the possibilities are endless

 

 


papa pool, photo by @abovegroundphotos

 

How was your year 2017 ?

2017 was awesome! a lot of traveling through europe and a whole lot of skating

So how was your first 2 weeks of 2018 ? living healthy already ?

so far so good! just trying to keep the stoke alive

What are your plans for 2018 ?

more traveling and more skating

Any new projects or missions 2018 you got going on you wanna talk about ?

working on a new video part and working on getting rove knives off to the next level

Do you read books ? if so, what do you read ?

in the past i haven’t been a big book reader but one of my goals this year is to read a lot more

Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?

been skating and hanging with Willis Kimbel, jimmy wilkins, brad herrera, griffin, skeletor and more of the boys

 

 

 

 

Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?

I’m motivated by all my friends that are out there getting after it

What else is going on ?

just trying to be productive as possible,

What do you do besides skateboarding, hoboes, other interests ?

making knives, riding motorcycles, surfing, shooting guns

What is your to go to resturant ?

good ol thai food

When you cook food, what do you cook ?

i love making soups or anything on the bbq

Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?

coffee, water, cactus cooler

How do you see the future of skateboarding ?

gnarly

Do you you have other hobbys besides skateboarding ?

surfing, making knives, riding motorcycles, shooting guns

Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?

@skelatorrr, @griffindorkus

 


london, photo by @benraemers

 

New year is here, how do you celebrate new years eve ?

this year i just kicked it with my family

 

Tell us a slippery story.

this one time my buddy schooner, danny dicola, and fresh floyd made a trip down to mexico to skate this bowl called the showbowl out in the middle of nowhere, when we finally got there it was almost dark and we realized we had no money or food and couldn’t pay for the camping spot. so my buddy schooner and i made the trip into town to get supplies. its about a 45 minute drive on a dirt road just to get to the main road. we got there and got food beer and money and started heading back. we were driving on the dirt road in the pitch black and couldn’t find our way back because there are so many different it roads to take. it started getting foggy and couldn’t see past a few feet ahead of us. we continued driving for hours. we almost gave up and slept in the car. we decided to stop and get out to see if we could see anything better. and I’m glad we did because if we had drivin two more feet we would have driven off a straight diff to rocks into the ocean. it was seriously so lucky that we didn’t die. we looked at each other totally freaked out. so we got back in the car and then knew which way nit to drive. we could finally see some lights off in the distance and long story short made it back. the boys were stoked and we were freaked out but had a rad story to tell the boys. we ended up drinking and feasting and had a rad day the next day.

 

THANK YOU ?

thank you to all my sponsors, friends and my awesome family! and anyone else who has helped me along the way

Last words ? thanks and cheers to may more years of pyre epicness! love, -Alan

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