Joey Pepper on Grey Mag
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Why are well-established city street spots like Southbank important? Does localising these spots give kids something they wouldnât get from hanging out at the skatepark?
I think any spot thatâs natural to the environment can give kids the opportunity to create their own scene. I mean if you go to a skatepark, there isnât really a scene, there are just people skating. Then you come to a spot like this and itâs an actual scene and itâs got so much history behind it. There have been so many crews of skaters over the years. Itâs just a whole different dynamic to a skatepark and it creates different styles. I feel like people have a lot more pride in a spot that is their own.
How do you feel about the addition of Dylan Reider and Austyn Gillette to the Huf team?
I think itâs awesome. Iâd met both of them before, but never really got a chance to hang out much with them, so this trip was good in that way too, because youâre kind of forced to hang out with each other for a long period of time. Theyâre both fucking amazing skateboarders; itâs absolutely insane. And good people too