The Tuesday 25 with Willis Kimbel

Photo: Garric Ray

1. Go-to-trick:
Jenkem flip. It’s pretty much a no comply with a flipper up in there.
2. Warm up spot:
3. Favorite Camping Spot: 
Top of Mt. Everest is nice. The Quetico in Ontario, Canada is better. Best fresh water fishing ever.

4. Growing up with a Dad who was a professional skateboarder:
Feel fortunate to have been exposed to grindin’ and its history so early.  He knows what it really about. Always a good time cruisin with Pops.

5. Thing to do when not skating:
Musical instruments, surf, dirtbike, girlfriend, fly-fishing, cook, dog, projects, beer.

6. Video part of all time:
John Rattray’s part in New Blood got me out the door countless times.

7. Website (non-skate one):

8. Band all-time:
Grindline the Band
9. Loose or tight trucks:
Well, the ole performance board is tuned according to track conditions.

10. Funniest Darren Navarette Memory:
Watching him wear these super high-waist OG sailor pants with white suspenders was insane. “Principality” pants he called em.

11. Movie Quote:
This ain’t no sunday drive.

12. Favorite Skateboarder Cover:
Chris Strople’s alley-oop backside air at Del Mar in 1979  Vol. 5 No. 6

13. Thing about David Gravette:
He’s gnarlier than you will ever be and can play the bagpipes.

14. Way to spend your money:
Bleu Cheese Crumbles on rare filet mignon.

15. Thing to get for free:

16. Board graphic:
Santa Cruz “Slasher”.

17. Movie:
Countryman. It’s on Netflix dread.

18. Worst skate trend:
Acting entitled. 

19. Partner in crime:
Jeremy Tuffli

20. Book:  
Robinson Crusoe. Homeboy goes on a perma-camping trip.

21. How many roofs have you seen Devin Appelo skate?
Let’s see, I’ve skated with him around 1,500 times so…. about 1400 roofs.

22. Beverage:
Kale juice morning / Guinness Evening.

23. Pro when you were a kid:
Tom “Wally” Inouye

24. Famous female/actress:
Whoopi G.

25. Thing about skateboarding:
It is the answer.

Willis’s Sponsors:
Nike SB (flow)
OJ Wheels
Paradox Grip
Next Adventure Camping