Am On Rye | Steven Swanson
Mar 26, 2014 11:28 AM CDT

Whats New?
Goosenectar premiering in Hermosa Beach April 25th. A skate video featuring all my friends including myself. Made by Andrew Freeman & Ryan Lee.

Where have you been skating?
Recently Norco, Corona, Yucaipa, & and River side. But now about to hit up Palm Springs this weekend! 

Who do you usually skate with on a daily basis, who's your crew?
Jared Cleland, Kevin Bakkel, Sean Imes, Alec Majerus, Mason Silva, Louie Lopez. Daily skate sesh.

Are you working on any projects we should keep an eye out for?
Just my Goosenectar part that I have 1 month maybe even less to film for and get my last tricks in. Also an interview with Mike Pagan.

How was shooting with Herman Jimenez for you CCS check out?
Shooting with him was a lot of fun! He was a relatable dude and got along with me and my friends easily.  He was super sick to shoot with!

Where did you grow up?
I've grown up in El Segundo basically my whole life. Learned and experienced everything here.

Have you met any of the other Am Project dudes?
For this year no I haven't. But I actually saw Nick Blanco at Tampa Am but I really couldn't tell if it was him or not. But I've met last years ams Nolan Reardon and Matty Lemmond.

What do you do when you aren't skating?
Go to the beach try to get better at surfing. Go up to big bear try to get better at snowboarding. Its so much fun! And all these sports relate and I have friends who are amateur for snow and surf. 

What's your favorite food?
Mexican food or Pizza hands down. I live off that stuff. Most of my friends work at a pizza joint or a Mexican restaurant so i get hooked up a lot when I go there.

What does your set up consist of?
Size 8.25 board, size 149 trucks, size 52 wheels, thats average right?

Do you have any pet peeves while skating? Wierd rituals?
Pet peeves are like when random people watch me skate a spot and get in the background of the clip or talk in the clip. Or when security or a cop kicks you out a spot. Rituals I meditate before I skate big rails because it clears my mind and I don't think about anything. 

Where do you see yourself by next year?
Hopefully in a magazine & Tampa Am 2015

What would the 5 essentials to bring on a skate trip for over 1 month?
Foam Roller. A lot of decks and shoes. My computer. My toothbrush and my gopro camera.

What is the hardest trick you have ever filmed?
Switch back side 360 kickflip

Who is in your top 5 favorite skaters?                                                                                 Louie Lopez, Alec Majerus, Ishod Wair, Kenny Anderson, Corey Kennedy.

What videos have got you hyped lately?
the supreme video "cherry"  

If you could have one dream sponsor outside of the skate world who would it be?
LAX airport or Chevron gas station haha

Any plans for the rest of the year?
Film, skate, shoot photos, meet new people, travel. Experience the world.

What Am Project riders are you most stoked on?
Nick Blanco

What do you do when you aren't skating?
Snowboarding & surfing

What trick can't you do?
Anything that Ben Raybourn does. I cant blast out of pools or any kind of vert.

Who is your favorite filmer?
Andrew Freeman and Ty Evans

What is your beverage of choice?
Cold water

Do you have any advice for the kids?
Work hard, have fun, stay focus, do your best, practice a lot and don't worry about other people just focus on yourself. Because your best investment is in yourself. Your time will come.

Any shout outs?                                                                                                                    My parents, all my friends, Marty from CCS and skateboarding. Thank you skateboarding.


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