David Gonzalez is a professional skateboarder.
It probably isn't an easy thing to come up out of Colombia, but David wouldn't let his upbringing in South America deter him from getting on the map. Sitting rather close to the country's capital, Bogota, he found ways to get on to the contest scene and prove his worth on a board.
He only recently,in 2008, took on a professional status as a skateboarder but he has taken on the title well. 2008 was also the year Vestal signed him on to the skate team. He is said to be putting in big work for the upcoming Flip video, "Extremely Sorry."
This kid has a hell of a head on his shoulders. Skates to skate; loves it. What more do you need in life?
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Sponsors: Flip, Volcom, Globe, Ricta, Fury, Mob, CCS, Vestal
Favorite Spot: Medellin Skatepark
Favorite places: Australia, England, Barcelona, Africa, and the best one: Colombia
What was your first set up? Flat like the rear of my head, no tail no nose, completely flat.
Skate With: Geoff, Arto, Louie, Appleyard, Rodrigo, Sebas and all the rockers
Side Tracks: Harmonica and guitar
Where do you want to travel to? Africa, I never been there
Goals: Skater of the Year someday
Who gets you hyped: Satanas
Any crazy stories: At 12 years old police were catching street kids and I was skating around and they catch me thinking I was a street kid, it has happened to me twice now.
Favorite Color: Black
Top 5 bands: ACDC, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple
Top 5 video games: I hate games, fuck that...
Top 5 books: The anti-christ, the exorsist, I haven't read any other..
Favorite Car: Volkswagen Beetle.
Top 5 Skaters: Geoff, Arto, Drehoble, Guy Mariano, Reynolds.
Favorite Video Parts: Sorry video-Arto and Geoff, Mumford in Globe Episode 3, Mike Carroll in Lakai Fully Flared
Top 5 Cartoons: Dragon Ball Z, Family Guy, Sponge Bob, The Pink Panther, Beavis and Butthead.
What is your favorite cereal? I donít eat cereal.
Favorite place to go for dinner? My Grandma's home.
Movies: Cheech and Chong and Rambo.
Best Style: Shane Cross