60Seconds: Matt Allen

Sixty Seconds With Matt Allen

What’s the gnarliest thing you’ve seen in Victorville?
When I was 6 years old, my neighbor’s shed blew up ’cause he was trying to cook meth in there. It was a big-ass fire in the desert.

If you could have a musician perform at your next birthday party, who would you pick?
I guess Black Sabbath. That would be good right there.

What’s a perfect day like?
Wake up, see if anyone’s in the backyard skating, take a shower, take a piss, get situated, then go skate and handle my business.

Which talent do you wish you had?
I wish I could be a chick magnet all the time.

What’s you best pick up line?
“All I have are big bills on me. Can you spot this dinner?”

Who’s someone you look up to or admire?
Bryan Herman, ’cause I’ve grown up with him and we’re really good friends. I get psyched on the stuff he does and psyched on hanging out with him.

What would Bryan Herman say is the worst thing about you?
It’d be something really messed up. He’d probably say I’m not clean or some shit. Or that I’m a hobbit.

What would you do with $1,000 cash right now?
Probably go buy a bunch of food, have a barbeque and a big-ass party. Call some strippers.

Name three things that get you stoked.
Girls, skateboarding and friends.

What’s in your pockets?
Nothing. I don’t have pockets.

If you had to choose between freestyle or vert for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
I’d go with vert; it’s way faster. I could catch the big air, doggy. It’d be way better than trying to figure out a math equation with your feet. We’re trying to get gnar, not tech.

Give us a good Josh Beagle moment.
On the last Foundation trip, we were in Illinois at a party. Josh started peeing in this dude’s backyard, spinning in a circle like a pee sprinkler. It got all over Gareth Stehr. They’d kicked us out because the owner thought Leo peed on the toilet seat, so Josh was all, “F**k this. I’ll pee all over the place.”