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Aaron Rose Releases 23-Minute Fausto Vitello Interview From 2005

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Aaron Rose’s Beautiful Losers turned 10 this month. In honor of the occasion, Rose curated an art show that is on display at The Hole in New York until September 1. It’s a celebration of the DIY / outsider art that was showcased through Rose’s Alleged Gallery in the Lower East Side during the early ‘90s. The film highlights many artists that are a big part of skateboarding’s culture. Rose talked to numerous people for Beautiful Losers, and is currently releasing 100 raw interviews via his Vimeo page that include: Larry Clark, Harmony Korine, Dash Snow, Ian Mackaye, Cheryl Dunn, and many more.

The above 23-minute conversation with Fausto Vitello is especially noteworthy. The Thrasher magazine and Independent Trucks founder talks about skateboarding’s early days, and gives a good deal of insight into the evolution of the culture. What’s most interesting is that everything that he says is still relevant today.

Fausto passed away in 2006 roughly a year after this was shot. Have a look at what may be his final interview in its entirety above.

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Kelly Bird Opens Up in Latest The Nine Club Episode

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Nike SB Global Brand Manager Kelly Bird opens up about growing up in Houston, getting into skateboarding, becoming a pro, and eventually transitioning to the industry side of skateboarding.

Before he became the global brand manager of Nike SB, Kelly worked for DC Shoes and Lakai Footwear.

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Catch Up with Mariah Duran in the Latest Nine Club Episode

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Pro skater Mariah Duran has always been into sports as a young kid, she revealed in the latest episode of The Nine Club.

The goofy-footed skater from Albuquerque, New Mexico got introduced to skateboarding when she was around 10. Initially, she would borrow his brother’s board, but her mom eventually bought her a board.

She was also into softball when she was younger and basketball when she was in high school. Later on, she shifted her focus to skateboarding.

Mariah won the USA Skateboarding National Championships Womens Street in 2019, and 2021. She placed 4th in the most recent competition.

She is also a two-time X Games gold medalist for Women’s Street Skateboarding.

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Nyjah Huston Talks About SOTY 2022

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Nyjah Huston has only good things to say about his rivals for the 2022 SOTY.

In the ONSTIX Episode 108 streamed on Thrasher’s Twitch channel, Nyjah described the 2022 SOTY Tyshawn Jones as the “King of Pops” for “skating over anything and everything possible.”

He also said that Louie Lopez is just straight-up creative and had a good chance of getting SOTY for many years now.

He also commended TFunk’s latest video part.

Nyjah said in the interview that he watches almost every video that Thrasher posts, even those names he hadn’t heard of.

I love watching everyone’s skating because everyone skates differently and that’s what beautiful about what we do.

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Tyshawn Jones eventually got the 2022 SOTY title. He is one of the three double-recipients of the title, the other two being Danny Way and Chris Cole. He earned his first SOTY in 2018.

Watch the full interview here.

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