Thursday, 11 December 2008
Ledge: So How old are you? Ben: 19 years young.
Ledge: How long you been skating for? Ben: Not long enough.
Ledge: What was your first proper trick? Ben: I rolled off a ramp into a 50-50 on a kerb.
Ledge: Did anyone actually witness that? Ben: Yes, a BMXer called Sam.
Ledge: Is that ‘Ipswich Sam’? Ben: No, cause he lived in Trimley.
Ledge: Where the hell is that? Ben: You know the guy that killed all the prostitutes in Ipswich? Well he lived there.
Ledge: Ermm, nice. Let’s get back to it. So what would your ideal day consist of? Ben: A new city that I’ve never visited, A dry cool day good for skating, with a bunch of like-minded friends exploring the city.
Ledge: And what would be your ideal getup? Ben: New but worn in Vans, Stretchy jeans, New smelling Tee shirt Jacket or hood by Independent.
Ledge: So how long have you been in Leicester now then? Ben: About two years now.
Ledge: And what do you do when you’re not skating for The Ledge? Ben: I’m doing photography at college.
Ledge: So where do you see yourself in five years time? Ben: In a wheelchair cause I’ve skated so much! Haha!
Ledge: Britney Spears or Girls Aloud? Ben: No contest, Girls Aloud. Britney’s fat!
Ledge: Fair enough. So fnd Finally, what’s on your iPod? Ben: Sub Divisions by Rush.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Q#1. How old are you Josh? I'm 16 years old.
Q#2. How long you been skating for? About 5 years and 6 months.
Q#3. So why did you start skating? The voices in my head said DO IT!
Q#4. What was your first ever trick? A back flip up a kerb. Nah it was a front flip down the same kerb!
Q#5. You taking the mick? Tick tack...
Q#6. Thanks for the honesty...so who influences you the most? Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo and Sammy Baca.
Q#7. So you're rocking a lot of Vans recently...why? 'Cause they're blatantly bad boys and everyone who skates for Vans is fuckin' rad.
Q#8. So tell us, where's your favourite spot? Any street transition...
Q#9. Finally, what's your favourite Vans product at The Ledge? The Vans TNT 4. It's Tony Trujillo's fourth pro shoe from the Vans stable.
Thanks Josh mate. Catch ya soon...
Mike's a skater for Team Ledge, a skate school instructer at Leicester's Boardroom and our very own 70's punk-rocker wannbe.
He's landed a part-time job working with us on Fridays and Saturdays, so he's certainly an all-rounder. We asked him:
Q#1. How old are you? I'm 18 and been skating for 5 Years now.
Q#2. Is it true you used to do ballet? Ha! Yeah...a long time ago though!
Q#3. What's your favourite trick? Street Grabs.
Q#4. Who are your favourite skaters? Corey Duffel and David Gravette
Q#5. What kinda music do you listen to? I love all the 70's stuff! The Ramones, The Germs, New York Dolls, The Scientists and Bob Dylan.
Mike's a big fan of Vans and picked out this Vans 'Off The Wall' white tee as his product of the week.
It looks as good over a long-sleeved tee in the winter as it does with shorts in the summer. Perfectly versatile and a true skate classic!
Grab it now for just £21.99...