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Brian Lotti Interviews Nick Collerson for Monster Children

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Brian Lotti sits down with fellow skateboarder and artist Nick Collerson for Monster Children’s latest interview. Collerson is a Sydney-based painter that Lotti introduces as a “rare artistic satellites who swings happily in his own ever-changing orbit, producing wryly humorous and enigmatic paintings that reference daily life in their reach to probe the nature of the universe.” 

While the conversation focuses on fine art, Lotti manages to slip a bit of skate talk into the mix as well.

Do you remember where you were when you learned switch tre-flips?

Yeah, I remember where I was. I was skating and living in Brisbane, in a suburb called Indooroopilly, which is an indigenous name which means ‘Valley of the Leeches’ or something like that (laughs). I was just skating under my house. There was a car park and I was just really into the tricks. I’d been skating through the 80s, but it was in the early 90s that I learned them.

Do you remember what year that was?

It would have been 1993 or 1994. I was aware of tricks and switch being a thing, and I was just nerding out and learning as much as I could; so, I learned switch 360 flips. I think I learned nollie ones first because you have a bit of leverage with the nollie, and then I learned switch ones as well.

Check out a few of Collerson’s paintings below, and head over to Monster Children to read more about his work.

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Watch Unlock the Spot Albuquerque Highlights

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Mariah Duran returns to her hometown in Albuquerque, NM to “unlock” the Civic Plaza for an open skate jam for local skaters. Watch the highlights below.

Mariah was stoked about opening the Civic Plaza to skating for the event as she narrated how they would get kicked out of the place when they were skating there before. She also talked about how the community shaped her into the skateboarder that she is.

The Unlock the Spot in Albuquerque featured cash-for tricks and an open skate jam for the local skaters.

This is the third stop of Unlock the Spot organized by Mtn Dew as part of their “Skateboarding is Unstoppable” campaign. The series of events takes place in Mtn Dew Athlete’s hometowns. Each event would give local skaters a chance to shred spots that are otherwise off-limits to skating.

The fourth Unlock the Spot will be this Sunday at Gilham Park in Kansas City, MO with Sean Malto.

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The first of the series kicked off last July 3 at Hula Lakeside, Burlington, Vermont with Chris Colbourn. The second one was at the Recreation Park in El Segundo, California with Theotis Beasly.

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Mtn Dew’s “Unlock the Spot” Next Stop is in Albuquerque, NM

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Join Mariah Duran and Mtn Dew as they “unlock” the Civic Plaza for an open skate jam with local skaters on July 17 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is the third “Unlock the Spot” event organized by Mtn Dew.

Skate content creator Lamon Holt will also attend the event.

The Unlock the Spot events feature Mtn Dew’s skate team members returning to their hometowns. Together with the locals, they skate in spots in their town that are otherwise off-limits to skating. The series will culminate with the Summer Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29-30.

Watch the highlights of the recent Unlock the Spot in El Segundo, California with Theotis Beasley.

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Mtn Dew’s “Unlock the Spot” Coming to California

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The second of the five Mtn Dew’s “Unlock the Spot” is happening at the Recreation Park in El Segundo, California this Sunday, July 10. Mtn Dew Pro skater Theotis Beasly will grace the event.

“Unlock the Spot” is a series of events located in Mtn Dew athletes’ hometowns. Each event will give local skaters a chance to shred spots that are otherwise off-limits to skating.

The first of the series kicked off last July 3 at Hula Lakeside, Burlington, Vermont. Pro street skater Chris Colbourn returned to his hometown to skate with Lamont Holt, Anthony Ferraro, and Vermont locals inside the coworking campus.

The next two stops will be in Albuquerque, NM with Mariah Duran, and Kansas City, MO with Sean Malto.

The Mtn Dew’s Unlock the Spot series will culminate with the “Summer Dew Tour” in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29-30. The Dew Tour is one of the highly-anticipated skateboarding events attracting the best skaters from across the globe.

The two-day tour features street and park competitions. It will be free and open to the public.

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