Obviously all that was pro level-skating. Cuffed up, brought me in, put me in a cell at sixteen for skating in a park. That video was where a lot of people first saw your talent, specifically the explosive power of your ollie. The older homies showing you stuff. That was a crazy job, I used to work with a bunch of ex-cons and stuff, just getting out of the joint. Man, I got on Shut. Then after that my parents split up and we moved to Brooklyn, and then sicklaind? Nobody skated in my neighborhood at that time, and then I ran into some kids, my friends Udonis, Omar, they were skating some raggedy ass ramp and I came through and just ollied off that thing as fast as I could. Cause I used to just be a mover, I would move filing cabinets and.
Man, I got on Shut. That's a crazy story yo. I was riding for Official, this Queens based company. It was me, Rodney Torres, Dan Howe, Germain. It wasn't until here in our own backyard, we caught word that Luis Tolentino, SHUT Skateboards pro and Queens' hometown skate hero, is in.
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Luis sat down with RedBull to discuss going pro, righteousness, and where the down with to discuss turning pro with Shut, being righteous. Also, Flushing Meadow Park, where Rodney Torres saw me skating and Mullen, Ryan Sheckler and the Fantastic History of Skateboarding.".
They skate like towards the city and stuff like that.
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Or a jacket and sneakers. Video Content Back Issues Collaborate. Hell yeah, thats a good way to look at shit. New people. I just like to skate around and just find stuff mostly.
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I almost forgot what it was like to just focus on skating, and trying stuff.
SHUT. The Ride Channel's did an episode of SKATE in Queens, NY with Luis Tolentino, Rodney Torres and Rob Campbell. Watch it embedded below.
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Shut Skateboards was started in by Bruno Musso and Rodney Smith as a reflection of the streets of New York. Alyasha Owerka-Moore · Luis Tolentino.
Everyone being free and just killing it made me fall in love with skating all over again. Growing up, what were your top spots skating in New York?
And that was it. Well, ollies are very expressive to me, because when I first learned ollies, there was a lot of shit going on. I'd never thought of skating like that, like an outlet, but I started popping my ollies, and kept popping higher and higher.