During the recent adidas Away Days premiere in old London town, we managed to collar two of the UK representatives currently holding it down for the three stripes.
Farran Golding cornered Chewy Cannon and Benny Fairfax and set them both on each other to talk about history, travel and filming for the long awaited adidas video.
Read on to dive into an earful of banter and become slightly wiser as to what makes these two occasional London imports tick.
What are your earliest memories of each other?
Chewy: Fucking hell.
Chewy: Yeah, Radlands basically. Back in fucking ’97 or some shit? I just remember him doing backside everything down the handrail. Joey Pressey and Chris Oliver were there too.
You’ve both had different board sponsors over the years, have you always remained close friends before riding for adidas, and then Palace, together?
Chewy: I never really liked him to be fair, (laughs).
Gutted you had to share the adidas/Palace part then?
Chewy: Yeah, proper pissed man! I was like, “This part would’ve been banging otherwise.” (Laughs), nah course, we’ve always been good mates.
You rode for adidas as a European rider before moving on the full international team. As adidas is a European company, do you feel that has given you a better opportunity of going from just being flowed shoes to getting fully on the team and making a career out of skateboarding?
Chewy: Definitely. Well, it sort of changed, it was like a European team before there was even an international team, you know? Then the marketing changed. I’m from Yarmouth so I’m blessed either way, (laughs). I’ve been doing alright.