sokimmot asked: Been seeing Jake on Scumco boards here in NYC.
So I’ve heard but that move would almost seem like retiring from the pro ranks, you know?
hoodfiendwithrhymeschemes asked: yeah i agree there graphics have lacked for a while now! i wasn't aware that BA's project was rumored to be backed by Nike, that shits kinda funky to me. but ohwell i guess i still support dude on the terms of him being kegit to the upmost. you hear Jake Johnson is bout to dipp from aws?
I’ve heard Jake, Austyn, Grant, Kevin Terp, and possibly Dylan are all leaving. The rumor is BA’s thing is the Chocolate to Skate Mental’s Girl which is supposedly backed by Nike somehow and will have AO (Nike) and Austyn (CONS, owned by Nike). All this is just rumors I’ve read. I’m no real source of info. “Head to toe” sponsorship is all the rage these days, though. Ask Chris Cole or a bunch of the Vans guys.
hoodfiendwithrhymeschemes asked: do you think its a good move for BA and Olson to leave?
IDK about for their careers in the long run but if the new company is truly backed by Nike as rumored then they’ll be alright. From a personal stand point though I completely understand it. MC is my favorite skater of all time but it seems as though Crailtap has morphed into exactly the kind of thing Plan B was when they broke away from it. Even a lot of the art direction has gotten lame (as I’ve said before with Real) with so many icon style graphics with just a shape and rider’s name changed. Girl will always have a cool factor because of what it was and what it’s done but what it’s doing right now is just not my cup of tea. AO and BA were big parts of what kept it relevant to me personally. I’m down for the trunk boys but Malto and Mo don’t so much for me regardless of how good they technically are and all my old favorites look like they’re pretty much done producing.
streetpiracy asked: BA left Girl. Officially announced a few days ago...
Yea, I know. I meant thinking that Alex was doing whatever Brian’s project was as opposed to going with AVE/Dill or another company.
Alex Olson leaves Girl
Hope I’m not reading too far into it by noticing BA’s board is pictured next to his. Slap boards say I’m not.
AVE in Thrasher Magazine
Mad love to AVE, Dill, etc. and I don’t think he’s wrong but I don’t understand how Vans riders can act like this.
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