Brit Jody Smith is currently sponsored by DC shoes and clothing, Haze wheels, Royal trucks, Screwheads Hardware and Nixon, as well as being part of the team at the long-established SJ skatestore in Cornwall. He also joined Nomad Skateboards in 2010, and released a great welcome part for the company in May 2011.
He is also a long-time rep for DC shoes, for whom he has appeared in videos such as the European Collective promo (2006), King of Los Angeles (2007), Live From Europe (2008), Lace ‘em Up Tour (2011) and Where EU At? (2012). He has been on many trips with the DC Europe team, and in 2010 he released a new colourway of the DC Crown as part of the European Collective programme.
Jody was born on 19th April 1982 in Cambridge, but now resides in the Cornish town of Truro. He has been skating for over 15 years, influenced by riders such as Keenan Milton, Gino Iannucci and twin Leo, with whom he has appeared in YouTube clips such as one filmed at the Truro Plaza in November 2013.
Jody’s favourite tricks are a switch bs tail, switch flip or nollie fs flip, although the switch kickflip backside tailslide on the picnic table that he landed for DC’s ‘La Classe’ at the DC Embassy in 2013 was pretty fine too. Not so keen on rails or transition, he tends to skate ledges, mannie pads, street gaps and stairs, often at the Truro skate plaza or in Barcelona.