Sean William Spees
How long have you been skating?
Downhill for 2 and a half, street a while longer
What got you started?
My friend and I both bought these garbage ‘moose’ pintails off ebay for 30 dollars, one day at cross country practice Martin Carmody asked what a scar I had was from. We’ve been skating together almost every day since, and we got Jordan into it a few months later.
Education: past, present, and future?
Graduating from Bishop O’Dowd Highschool this year, hopefully I’ll be at Pomona College (not the csu) next year. I hear there’s some Great Mountain Roads in the area.
What stokes you out the most?
Being on a board, it can be hauling ass or just dicking around.
What is your favorite board company?
That’s a tossup, I was raised on the berkely hills so I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for comet decks, but it’s crazy how many companies have got it figured out now and are taking things in new directions. I think the question now is what company DOESN’T make a dope topmount.
What is your favorite truck company?
What is your favorite wheel company?
Cult Wheels! Not just saying that either, ever since I started skating I’d buy a set of classics when I had the money.
What is your favorite bearing company?
Magic Bearings, rep it local
Best shoes for longboarding?
Airspeed, 5 dollars a pair is the best
Favorite longboarding event and why?
Menlo was insane this year but I’m too stoked for Giants Head next summer.
Other favorite boardsports?
Surfing and Skiing
Love a good soup or a burrito from any divey taqueria.
It always comes back to Little Feat, Norah Jones and The Strokes
One thing many people don’t know about you?
I play piano in a jazz trio and I love cats