Ambassadors of Gravity
BORN: Marblehead, MA., Feb. 6th, 1969
RAISED: In Agoura, CA, a little town just north of L.A.
SK8 BIRTH: We moved to California when I was three. Around five years old, my brother and his friends were skating the old closed down Paramount Studios zoo where they had kept all the animals for the movies. It was called JungleLand and had all these crazy bowls & weird stuff to sk8. Rode my first pool there & saw my first dead body there too. After that, I rode for local park team at Aloha SkateTown until they closed down in 1982.
CURRENT RESIDENCE: North County San Diego. Oceanside. South-O.
SETUPS I RIDE: The Gravity B40 as my main board for parks and transition type terrain. If I’m just cruising to the store, checking the surf or rolling down some surfy hills, I like to ride the Gravity SpoonNose45. Tracker trucks, Dart 149’s. I prefer wheels 60-66mm and 90-97a. I’ll ride a bigger softer wheel sometimes for rougher surfaces like ditches or pools with cancer.
BORN: 1994, Gravity and I are the same age.
RAISED: Nara Japan
INFLUENCES: Mickey Fujita, Brad Edwards, Jesse Parker, Shaun Ross, my dad [Kazumasa Imanishi], 81cruz and skating with friends.
FAVORITE SPOTS: TRIAL SurfFamily, Fukakita, Power Bomb Skatepark!!!
LIVES: Jacksonville Beach Florida
SKATES: 45″ Spoon Nose
FAVORITE TRICK: back boneless
FAVORITE SPOT: KONA and Lakeland Skatepark
INFLUENCES: 80’s videos
FAVORITE SKATE MUSIC: Op Ivy
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Philly
LIVES: Bakersfield, CA
INFLUENCES: Daewon Song, Tim Del, Danny Connor, Max Ballesteros, Aaron Homoki, Ben Raybourn, James Kelly
FAVORITE SPOT: The High Sierras, Burnside, Kernside
FAVORITE FOOD: All of the foods!
FAVORITE MUSIC: Reggae, Big Band, Country, Classic Rock
INSPIRATIONS: My Family and Aaron Enns
FAVORITE SURF SPOT: Seaside
FAVORITE FOOD: Burritos
FAVORITE MUSIC: Sublime, Pink Floyd
INFLUENCES: John John Florence
FAVORITE SURF SPOT: Seaside Reef, Cardiff Reef, Georges
FAVORITE FOOD: Burritos, Hamburgers, Board and Brew sandwiches
INFLUENCES: John John Florence, Ryan Burch, Joel Tudor, love shaping, skating and surfing
DOB: Nov 28 ,1983
LIVES: Jacksonville FL
BOARD: pool 32
FAVORITE TRICK: anything crail, boneless and feeble fakie
FAVORITE TERRAIN: anything diy with pool block
FAVORITE BEER: Busch
MUSIC: all types
INSPIRATIONS: Jay Adams, John Cardiel, Ben Raybourn, anyone who is having fun and all my homies.
THANKS: skateboarding, gravity skateboards, Sunrise Surf Shop and Garrett, my wife, family and all my homies that keep pushing me.
HOMETOWN: Escondido, CA
DOB: 9 – 1 – 89
CURRENT GRAVITY SETUP: BE40/Indy 159s/Lo Pros & Wingman/Tracker 149s/Lo Pros
INFLUENCES: Brad Edwards, Jesse Parker, The Gonz, Louie Barletta, Cardiel, Tony Trujillo, Richie Jackson
FAVORITE SKATE MUSIC: Depends on the sesh! Ranges from Iron Maiden to A Tribe Called Quest
SKATING MANTRA: Skate for fun. If you’re not having fun, don’t skate!
FAVORITE SPOT: Prince Park
FAVORITE TRICK: Miller Flip
INFLUENCES: Ben Rayburn, Shane hidalgo and Sean Ross
HOBBIES: Surf and Create
BORN: North Carolina but living in Oceanside CA
LIKES: Longboards, hills, ditches and random pieces of forgotten matter.
FAVORITE TRICK: The act of skateboarding.
FAVORITE SPOT: The spot everyone hates.
INFLUENCES: My friends, Brad Edwards, Dallas, Jessie Parker, Andre Taylor and Ritchie Jackson.
FAVORITE MUSIC: When I skate it is reggae. Chronixx. Rasta man wheel out is the jam.
FAVORITE FOOD: Coconut, rice and pigeon peas made by me.