The Tuesday 25 with Justin Strubing


Smith Grind
Photo: Brian Shamanski

1. Go-to-trick:
No handed hannas.

2. Warm up spot:
The streets on the way to the spot.

3. Current Location:
In a hotel room in Phoenix. OJ wheels trip. Rowdy crew on my left… Cards, brews and distractions.

4. Place to travel too:
At the moment I miss Europe but most travel is good. Tropical is always nice.

5. Things you do when not skating:
Play pool, cook, life aquatic activities, work on Silo Boxers. I pretty much have a good time staying busy.

6. Video part of all time:
Sick Boys… Okay fine, Gonz Video Days.

7. Website (non-skate one):
Google is pretty damn helpful.

8. Band all-time:
iPod shuffs. Your whole life soundtrack is in there.

9. Guilty pleasure:
Cookies and soy milk.

10. Last meal:
Tough one! Mexican is my jam, but it would definitely be my parent’s cooking and enjoyed with them and my immediate family.

11. Movie quote:
Nobody makes me bleed my own blood.”

12. Skatepark:
Arvada, CO. even though I only skated it once on the worst day of the year to be there… Go Skate Day. I want a rebate..

13. Actor/Actress:
No one is coming to mind. Paul Newman was a bad ass.

14. Way to spend your money:
Living life.

15. Thing to get for free:
Travel

16. Best trip in recent memory/ever:
Mexico with OJ last April. Ever… First time to Europe in ’98 with Adrenalin skateboards. Two months, so many countries, so budget, so rad!!

17. Broken finger story:
Skating down the street at night in NYC and got doored by a dude getting out of a cab. Almost got out clean accept I clipped my stupid left pinky finger. Two surgeries later, it still doesn’t work. About ready to chop it off.

18. Current skate trend:
Tell me what it is and I’m so there! I think half shirts are coming back.

19. Partner in crime:
Depends on the city. Shier, Clint, and Shimeez are pretty staple in LA.

20. Book:
I wish I read way more of them. New years resolution besides getting super duper uncomfortably buff.

21. Boxers or briefs:
Why Silo Boxers of course! Not briefs

22. Girls in NY, LA or SF:
NYC is ridiculous.

23. Pro when you were a kid:
My brother Jason might as well have been a pro to me… The Bones Brigade, Gonz, Natas.

24. How did Fix pushing develop:
Toad and Trolf’s brains. I just helped.

25. iPhone app:
Have they come out with a “Never Dead Phone” app yet? You know what, fuck that! It sucks how much we rely on these things! I’m getting a pager and the coordinates on a few pay phones that might still work.

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Skateworks Skate Shop
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