When the skate world first witnessed the psychotic skating of Australian terror, Dustin Dollin, in 1997 he was quickly dubbed Hell Spawn. Two decades later, Dustin skates and acts as hellish as ever, generally disregarding bodily harm for hammers. After six knee surgeries he is lucky to be walking but don’t tell him that. More than two decades after washing up on our shores Dustin will still be the first out of the van and first to toss his carcass down a massive gap or stair set without warm up or worry.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
The last Deathwish/Baker tour because it was the most dangerous, the scariest and the most rock 'n roll. Danger, danger! Be fucking careful! Fights, two arrests, around 30 in-room tattoos, windows getting kicked out and receptionists getting banged. Party on!
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
John Cardiel because he has and will always be an inspiration and the toughest skater on earth. Also, Van Wastell, R.I.P. Hey Van, remember when we were riding around Shanghai in the rain and I rode the motorcycle into the lake by accident? Head to toe fun. Man, I miss ya, buddy. Tours won't ever be the same.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Every trick in the book. I don’t actually skate; it is just special effects. Everyone knows I can edit my own special effects.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Drinking, fucking, listening to people and their problems. Learning about every person I can and studying body language.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil. It made me realize that there are way bigger cunts out there than me, thereby cutting down my anxiety about being the devil’s spawn.