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Chima Reveals Dustin Dollin’s Duality in SOLO Interview

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Considering their shared Australian heritage, and that they were housemates for six years in L.A., Chima is a prime candidate for Dustin Dollin’s SOLO issue. The German skate mag released its interview with the Real and Vans pro online yesterday. It confirms that there is more to Dollin than his rowdy exterior.

How was living with Dustin?

There is the skateboarder Dustin Dollin and there is the human Dustin Dollin, and that’s who I know. It worked for him. He’s marketing himself with the Piss Drunx image. You’ll be in the van with him before a demo and it’s all good, and you’ll get out and all the kids are screaming and he’s then fucked up. It’s what the kids want to see. He knows how to sell his image. People would always ask me, “How the fuck do you live with him, he’s crazy,” but it was not like that at all. He’s so well domesticated. He taught me, “The house has always got to be clean, clean up after yourself, and be respectful.” At home, he’s a great cook and he’s got lovely conversation. He’ll send me lists of movies to watch. Everyone has two sides.

If the Piss Drunx lifestyle is just an act, Dollin may be one of the greatest performance artists of our time. Read the rest of the interview here.

Image Via Thomas Robinson / SOLO

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‘Good Work’ Episode Features Lisa Whitaker and Meow Skateboards

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Skater Lisa Whitaker narrated how she started Meow Skateboards in this episode of “Good Work”.

She also related how she got introduced to skateboarding and how she founded Girls Skate Network in 2003.

Whitaker started her skateboard company in 2012. Now, Meow has more than a dozen talents including Vanessa Torres, Mariah Duran and Kristin Ebeling.

“Lisa has always been the catalyst for women skateboarding”, says Torres who was one of the first skaters to join Meow’s roster.

Produced by Red Bull, the Good Work series features skater-owned and operated businesses.

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Monster Energy’s Aspire-Inspire Episode Features Mami Tezuka

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Get to know more about Mami Tezuka in this episode of Aspire-Inspire by Monster Energy.

Surrounded by skaters growing up, Mami showed interest in skateboarding at around the age of three.

She started participating in competitions abroad in 2017. In 2021, she won silver in the X Games Women’s Skateboarding part. She landed third place in X Games Chiba 2022.

Fellow Monster Energy rider and friend Lizzie Armanto describes Mami as easy-going, fun to be around, and inspiring. “When I’m around her, I want to push myself better,”

Tezuka admits that she enjoys filming video parts more enjoyable than participating in contests.

“Competition is kind of stressful for me”, Mami said. But added that she does enjoy seeing everyone at contests.

“Filming part is more fun for me…it doesn’t to be hard, tricky trick, but you can see the style and progress of the skating”, explained Mami.

I want to inspire girl skaters and young people. Do what you love and then don’t be afraid to be yourself.

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Aspire-Inspire is a mini-documentary series by Monster Energy. Previous episodes featured Aurelien Giraud, Kelvin Hoefler, Rune Glifberg, Ayumu Hirano, Nyjah Huston, and Matt Berger.

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The Nine Club Features Elliot Sloan

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Elliot Sloan narrated how he injured his neck while doing a 900 and his other worst slams on the ramp in this episode of The Nine Club podcast.

He also talked about getting into vert and then mega ramp, building his own vert and mini mega ramp in his own backyard, and hosting the X Games in his backyard among other things in the two-hour podcast.

Sloan is a four-time X Games Big Air gold medalist. In the recent X Games held in his backyard, he landed second place in the debut of the Mega Ramp category and first in the Skateboard Vert Best Trick.

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