Jason Lee discusses growing up in Southern California, first learning 360 flips in his backyard, meeting Mark Gonzales for the first time, skating Christian Hosoi’s backyard vert ramp, getting on Blind Skateboards, filming for “Video Days”, starting Blue Skateboards with Chris Pastras, why they ended Blue and started Stereo Skateboards, skating with Julien Stranger in San Francisco, how quickly skating was progressing in the early 90’s, why he “retired” from skating and started acting, shooting his first movie, doing voice over work for video games and being in Skate 3 as Coach Frank, getting the lead role in the TV show “My Name Is Earl”, taking up photography, his photography books and much more!
Bryce Wettstein is Pro!!! “I’ve watched Bryce progress from a ripping grom, into an Olympian, a national treasure, and one of the most creative and prolific skaters I know. With her PMA, her style, her art, her music, and her skating…it all truly pours from her heart. She’s the perfect embodiment of Stereo’s art and music driven ethos, and we’re truly honored to give her her first pro model.” - Chris Pastras "Bryce brings the good vibes and a unique bag of accessory-aided tricks to California’s bowls and big ramps." - Thrasher Her debut pro decks, “Arrows” & “Colorwaves” are available now in shops and on the Stereo site. Shops/Distributors contact @syndromedist to carry. Graphics by: @derekmichaelbrennan Video: Josue Sanchez @ho_sway Music: Bryce Wettstein
Chris Pastras discusses commentating skate events, how he got the nickname Dune, skating for Shut Skateboards, leaving Shut for World Industries, filming for Rubbish Heap & 2 World Industries Men, turning pro for World Industries, starting Blue Skateboards then Stereo Skateboards with Jason Lee, becoming Osiris Team Manager, getting into slappies and much more!
Help us welcome Bryce Wettstein to Stereo with her “Stereophonic Debut” part, now LIVE on TheBerrics.com & the Stereo YouTube Channel.
Chops and Mr. Sunshine talk hot sauce. So your loose trucks are the stuff of legend, but before we get into that, I have another set-up related question.... grip over bolts? Why? (laughs) I don’t know if I saw someone do it or what, but I just like it. And I’ve been doing it for a long time, too. I want to say since right around the time I turned pro. I just like the way it looks and feels. How so? It feels smoother, for some reason. And honestly, I just got sick of looking at my bolts. They look lame to me... they’re kinda distracting. This way, it makes my board feel more like a hovercraft. (laughs)...
Jordan Hoffart discusses growing up in Maple Ridge Canada, entering Tampa Am, riding for Sixteen Skateboards, getting on Powell, acting in commercials and movies, baking Jessica Biel a pie, being the first rider on Bones Wheels, filming for the Powell video “Fun”, tailsliding Staples Center Hubba, riding for Stereo Skateboards, filming for his Berrics part, battling a laser flip on ETN “Face Melters”, how he started Black Plague Brewing and much more!
Conducted July, 2019. So talk to me about growing up in Huntington Beach as a skateboarder. I feel like the beginning of all this is probably the easiest place to start. Well, my brother, James, and I got plastic department store skateboards in 1977. We tooled around on those for a bit. But at that age, whenever you get a plastic skateboard, you don’t really consider yourself as much a “skateboarder” as you do a kid with a cool new toy to roll around on. Because we were also into BMX racing and riding dirtbikes, too. A pretty typical Southern California upbringing in the 70’s. I ended getting another store-bought skateboard a little later on, a Variflex. It had the...
Jason Lee was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame May 2019...
New photo boards by Jason Lee Downtown Los Angeles and Northeast Los Angeles.
Windsor Rothchild III makes a very special comeback appearance in E.B The Younger's new music video.