Lodge Guest, TREVOR “SUITCASE” WARD
Name: TREVOR “SUITCASE” WARD
Current: Job / school: Business Owner www.flo2pro.com (Crowd Funding site for skateboarders only)
www.skateallday.com.au (Australian National Skate Lessons) and I have two new brands in the works right now.
Where are you from? Moama NSW Australia
Where do you currently live? Pottsville NSW Australia
Kids / family status: Married to my wife Helena, I have 4 children Ella 15, Dana 10, Jada 8 & Van 6.
Age: 40 – 28th of April 1976
Sponsors: Device Skateboards, Theeve Trucks, Vans (Flow from Mapstone), Dragon
Years of skateboarding: 32
Board size: 8.25
Wheel size: 54mm
I change set up every: time I need a new one. I am pretty hopeless with this. I will ride a board until its dead, stress cracks and looking crappy.
Current Board trend : I have been given a few wider boards and shapes. But I don’t really care what my board looks like. I just want it to roll and let me do what I want it to do.
How are you doing at the moment ?
Im super busy at the moment. Have been skating vert a bit more after mainly skating smaller stuff. I am playing Aussie Rules Football again after 20 years. Not so many vert ramps where I live so I need to build a new private one in the next 18 months. I am surfing a lot a bit. Mostly I am running my my new skate lessons company. We have 11 coaches and do deliver lessons at over 50 skateparks around Australia. I have also started a Crowdfunding website that is skate only. www.flo2pro.com its for everyone from Flow status to Pro status to help fund their dreams. There is no pre evaluation. You just need to have and idea then use your social network to get the word out there and get money in. I am also trying to get our Megaramp up and running that Pete Wilson and I started 6 years ago. We will get there one day! If you want to donate head to www.flo2pro.com we are so close.
When I chill, I chill with: Mainly my wife and 4 kids. Dana who is 10 loves skating so we skate a bit, but normally its at home by the pool with the wife and kids or at the beach with my family. My son likes music and has his drum kit so we play drums and goof off a lot.
I have been on a mission lately in ( with) trying to build our Skate School. Looking to get 6000 kids across Australia skating and not riding scooters!! I am just about to get back on and start shredding vert and maybe film another part for Device skateboards.
Also setting up www.flo2pro.com to help people get more out of their skating and get funded more.
Dream session is: Brian Howard, Sascha Muller, Bob Joosten, Jimmy Loxin, Big Al, Flaz, Elliot Sloan, Mathias Ringstom (Meatball) Max Dufour, Mike Frazier, Navs, Thomas Kring, Simon Hastwell, Ingo Frobrich, Jussi Korhonen, Jocke Olsen, Rune Glifberg, PLG & Jesse Fritsch
Lately i have been working on: just trying to get all my tricks back. But need to do 720’s again before the end of being 40 years old.
When I was little I would like to, be a pro skateboarder. It kind of worked out for such a shit skater like myself.
When im home I like to actually chill with the family, swim with the kids… Clean my garage which always gets messed up.
I normally call my homies for a chat because I moved away from most of them. We usually talk shit on each other.
Your homies are Loxin, Flaz, Frankie, Chisso, Demo, Sasha, Bob, Ronnie, Meatball…. The list goes on.
I enjoy going to surf and skate in one day. Then work on my computer at night. Hang out with the wife and kids and eat. I love eating.
Favorite drink is Coca Cola and water. Beer is good but it has to be the right one and I have to be in the right mood.
Favorite food is chocolate and Roast Lamb.
Favorite drug….. my wife!
Favorite music Zepplin, Bowie
Favorite film,: Donnie Darko (Thanks to Bob Joosten, I still love it.)
Favorite skateboarders: Frazier, Jimmy Wilkins, Tony Hawk, Kevin Kowalski, Keegan Palmer
Favorite skatefilm , Old Plan B, Danny & Colin Parts
Favorite skatepark: Nimbin & Cabarita at the moment..
Favorite spot: My old Vert ramp. Had the maddest sessions there ever! (Jimmy Loxin made that shit happen)
Favorite woman / men ( blond, fat, thin, big, small) : Wife Brunette, Skinny, Fit and Hot.
When I cook, I cook, take out!
To go to resturant is, going to Thai with my wife.
To go to trick is, Rodeo flip will always get me points in a comp. Air to Fakie or backside 360 airs or ollies.
To go to trick when you are farked is, knee slide or nosegrind shuvit
The Hobby I have no one knows about is, learning about web development and business growth. I read too much stuff and do way too many video tutorials.
To go to trick when you are winning is 540’s every way!!!!!
TOP 3 cities: New York City, Melbourne, Copenhagen
TOP SUCK citys, London, Tampa & Sydney
When I do not skateboard, I am usually working or hanging with the family.
My fitness program is: Skating each day and also Aussie Rules football training and games.
When I get old I want, to retire… Soon please.
I would like to see more people not doing, crail slides, back smiths and all the cliché tricks. I want to see originality.
That one time where I was in jail, because of Renton Millar! Only joking
I should do more of, vert skateboarding.
My future looks like, it is going to be rad. Kids are growing up and businesses will be too. Also going to launch 2 new brands in skateboarding this year and next year. Can not wait!!!
I dream of, living off the Grid, I do want internet though. I would be ruined without it.
The book I currently read is Neil Young
On Netflix I watch, I don’t watch Netflix but I watch Apple TV and love The Walking Dead and Fear the walking dead. A zombie apocalypse would be sweet.
If I could change the world I would, probably start a Zombie Apocalypse. I think that’s what it would take. Survival of the fittest.
I would love to be in a movie with, myself.. I see Tas Pappas is acting now so maybe with him as well. That would be crazy actually.
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, facebook) I follow my friends from around the world. No ones life really gets me too excited. Probably too wrapped up in my own shit to worry about anyone else. I do like Gary Vaynerchuk. That guy gets me hyped.
To my Wife Helena, kids, Ella, Dana, Jada & Van. Also to everyone else that has ever helped me. I know who you are and will help you again one day.