How old are you?
Whats your favorite obstacle at the Girl park?
Id have to say the Euro-gap, and the manual pad.
Who was the most intimidating person to meet on Girl/Chocolate?
That award would probably have to go to Mike Carroll. Not anymore.
What goes through your mind as your manualing across the Courthouse stage?
Where and who do you live with?
Right now I live in Brentwood, CA with Robbie Mckinely and Dirty Dan Rhoades. Next month Dirtys leaving us, so well see whos next to call the Girl mansion their home.
What was it like growing up in Malibu?
Normal shit. Limited skate spots, so wed take the bus into Santa Monica or somewhere else to skate. I had my crew that I skated and chilled with. Wed caused havoc, go to parties, or ditched school from time to time. Had girls that we messed around with. The usual growing up experience.
What skate legends did you grow up with?
Steve Olson is the only legend I know.
What are some funny stories from hanging out with those guys?
Actually its kind of funny because Dave and Paul Hackett lived down the street from us back in the day, and my older sister would kick it with those dudes. So now when I hang with Olson and Hackett they would tell me stories about my sister and how they would rage up the neighborhood, and also how they would see me when I was still in diapers.
Steve knows everyone. New school, old school, motha fuck school. Just experience, you know, theyve been around the block a couple times. Ill ask Steve for advice and hell just school me on what he did, or what he would do.
Where do you skate?
Usually to get out of the house, Ill go skate the Sand Gaps, Venice, or the Courthouse. Or Ill just skate some curb cuts around the ol hood.
What was your best memory from the Hot Chocolate Tour?
Filming the syncro and fireboard skits were definitely highlights of the tour, but honestly, just kickin it with the homies was the best part.
What do you think of Tys new slimmed down body?
Three words: Super Size It!
How long have you known Daniel for?
Ive known Dan for years. I met him back in the day at our friend Sams house, where everyone would kick it and party. The other day he told me that before he met me there was a Polaroid picture of me there and he used to look at it and say, "Who the HELL is this dude?" He also used to hook me up with Chocolate boards before I got on flow for them. Thanks Dan!
Hows Daniel as a DJ?
He can definitely spin em.
Tupac: Thug Angel
"Dice of Life" by Andre Nickatina
Favorite way to say goodbye?
(photos: Andy Mueller)