If you haven’t been keeping track of DVS am Jon Nguyen, you’re clearly blowing it. In a world of skating now overpopulated with one-trick ponies, Nguyen keeps it real with ultra-creative lines and a laid back style. Skating this good doesn’t come easy, but take a minute to watch some of Nguyen’s footage and you’ll swear it does. We were lucky enough to sit down with him and try to figure out how it all got started.
The following contains some of his “FIRSTS,” but it certainly won’t be the last you hear from Jon Nguyen.
First set up?
Go skate blank hand me down, one venture truck, one tracker, not sure the wheels but china bone bearings(also hand me down)
First Skateboarder you looked Up To?
Jimmy Vo, he could do kickflips.
First trick you learned?
First video part that got you psyched?
Marc Johnson 411 issue 20
First time you went into SF to Skate?
When I was 15.
First photo of you published in a skate mag?
bs noseblunt on a ledge in Slap, shot by Wes Tonascia.
First hero you got a chance to meet?
Caswell Berry, my friend knew him and we would go to his house and buy product.
First band you were psyched on?
"Built to Spill"
First time you got into a fight?
First thing you do everyday?
First brush with death?
First promise you broke?
Graduate high school
First pair of DVS Shoes?
Tim Gavin's when I was in middle school
DVS Torey Mid
DVS Nebula Logo T-Shirt
DVS Daewon 13 CT