Apr 7, 2011 6:26 PM CDT

Not only is Brandon Boehm our newest AM PROJECT Shop AM riding for CCS Austin, Texas but he also, just so happens to be the assistant manager of the shop. I got to spend some time with Brandon on a trip to Austin Texas last year. It was pretty easy to become friends with him because he’s a good, honest, laidback dude who also shreds at skateboarding.

The plan was for Brendon to take the Habitat team and I to the famous Austin High ditch to get a little skateboarding in. It turns out the good people of Texas don’t skate when the weather is too hot but rather swim. Brandon led us all down to the to illest swimming hole I’ve ever dipped my hairy body into. I wish this entire interview could have revolved around swimming and the nuances of Austin’s plentiful swimming holes but that wouldn’t do Brandon’s skateboarding justice.  Let’s let watch Brandon’s footage now and let his skateboarding do the talking. When we are done let’s all scroll down and read his interview and learn more about swimming and how awesome life is in Austin, Texas.

What’s it like being assistant manager of a CCS Shop and also being a team rider there?
It’s pretty awesome. A lot of people think that just because I work here I got on the team but it’s not like that at all. I had to get the footage and submit it just like everyone else. I didn’t get any special treatment. I had to earn my place on the shop team.

How long have you been on flow for Think?
Like five years.

And what about Converse?
I’ve been getting flow from Converse for like two years by a dude named Shorty. He’s the rep in our area.

What is your favorite type of sh*t to skate?
Everything except vert.
Nose Blunt Slide
Let’s say a genie popped out of a bottle and gave you one wish. With that wish you’d be able to build one thing that you’d have to skate for the rest of your life. What would you let the genie build you?
A lot of transition because I love skating tranny and I feel like I have a lot to learn on it. I grew up skating a lot of rails so I’ve been trying to get away from it.

Why is Austin Texas the best place on earth?
Austin has the best scene. The skaters are rad. Everyone is really cool with each other. It’s like a big family. The music and the bar scene is awesome. It’s a real good social place. Also we are also about another new awesome skate park. 

Do you plan on living there for the rest of your life?
Yes. The only other place that I would consider living in is San Francisco. I just felt so far away when I was there. I was going to move up there a couple of years back but I kind of sketched out because I felt like I was leaving a lot behind here in Austin. 

That was probably a good move. I’d move to Austin if I could.  So who is part of your crew then?
Flint Brewer,  JD Clark, Graham Mc Elroy, Robert  Garcia, Josh Joshson, Short Bus, Paul Puchta, Donnie Mcallister, Phillip Wagstaff,  Jake Nunn.

I thought that you were telling me once, you go hunting with your dad.
Nah I go fishing occasionally. No my dad and my uncle hunt for hogs.  He just like 41 hogs the other day.

That’s crazy what’s he do with that many hogs?
He kept 13 of them and gave the rest away to friends and family.
Back Tail
He got 41 hogs in one hunt? That’s not a hunt that’s a slaughter. How many times have you skinny-dipped in a Texas water hole?
Never, I don’t think.

Seems like that’s what dudes do in Texas. It’s like this super macho state but then dudes are always getting naked together and jumping into swimming holes.
No that’s the hipster crew.

Where are you taking your skateboarding right now.
I don’t know, I just like filming with my friends and shooting photos.

How was South By South West this year?
I try not to go down there it’s pretty hectic but I went to Thrasher’s Death Match and it was ridiculous. I was waiting in line for the Odd Future show and people just rushed the gate. Security started grabbing people and punching them. This kid jumped up on stage and they kicked him in the face and broke his nose, he was bleeding all over the place. It was gnarly.

Lets end this now.
Can I thank a couple of people?

Yeah go ahead.
I’d like to thank Tony and Dumo at Street Corner, Shorty, Converse, Carolina, Sterr, James and the Gnarbro crew, RIP Luke,  all my Austin, Texas homies Brad Durand and everyone at CCS and everyone whose supported me. Also thanks Nick Cornetti and the American Sharks.

Photos by: Perry Hall

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