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John Cardiel

How do you describe a guy that every generation of skaters past, present and future unanimously agrees is one of the best to have ever done it?

John Cardiel is that man and has been since long before he went pro in the early 90s. In 1995 he helped start Anti Hero Skateboards and defined the balls out, skate everything image of the brand. He is the blueprint for the all-terrain skaters we’re seeing now, nearly 20 years later. His skating, his energy, his positivity is beyond infectious; it lights up rooms. In 2008 John was featured on Internet Skate Show, Epicly Later’d. Most subjects get 3 or 4 episodes. John got 16 (one for each year he’d been on Vans to that point.). All these years later people still can’t get enough of John.  

Interview

What's the best trip you've ever been on?

Can't say...they just keep getting better!

Favorite Vans Rider? 

Hosoi. 

What trick can't you do that you wish you could? 

Switch flip to switch backside noseblunt slide.

What are some interests/hobbies outside of skating? 

Music and track bikes. 

Last good book you read? 

Fuzz One.