Austyn Gillette Talks Failed F.A. Spinoff & Vans Relationship

Austyn Gillette’s sponsors have been a hot topic for the better part of the past two years. At this point, it doesn’t seem like he will ride for anyone. He clears the air on what’s been going on in a new interview with Wasted Talent. Without providing too much detail, he address the failed F.A. spinoff brand that was almost a thing last year.

So everyone’s asking. What’s the score with no board company? Can I ask what happened with you and WKND because that welcome clip with that back 180 blew our mind. I mean, we’re still not sure how you did that…?

Probably couldn’t do that again. 

But then that whole thing kinda fizzled out.

We just kinda work better as friends rather than being on the same team I guess. We’re still really good friends so I mean, they’ve managed to add 4 or 5 guys to the team since so it’s sweet. I think it was for the better. After that I was gonna do something with Dill and two other guys but that fell through. And then after that I decided I don’t really wanna work with people that don’t have our best interest in mind. I just wanna skate with my friends and do stuff that my friends would want to do, or be a part of. That’s what’s important to me. I dunno. I feel like I’ve spoke to every board company and everyone’s like, “you gotta start something!”. And I’m like, “I don’t wanna start something” (laughs).

He also goes on the record about his relationship with Vans.

Since you mentioned shoes? You’re still not officially on Vans?

No I get some of the perks like travel which helps out a lot, but no pen to paper.

It sounds like we won’t be seeing Austyn on anyone’s roster anytime soon. But we will see him the upcoming Former video, which will be dropping via Thrasher sometime in the next couple of months.

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