Skateboarding renaissance man Rob Smith spends much of his time travelling the world on tour as a pro for the UK’s Death Skateboards, appearing in events and contests, and DJing under the name DJ Dogger. He has been with Death for almost a decade, appearing in Escape From Boredom (2005), Better Than Life (2007) and Ordinary Madness (2012), his first real full-length DVD video part.
Away from Death, he is also sponsored by Monster Energy, Supra Footwear and Carhartt. Other video projects include his own White Noise, which he began uploading online in December 2013, featuring guest appearances from Keith Walsh and Gav Coughlan among others, and Carhartt’s Phil Zwijsen’s Time Chase, an exclusive Carhartt WIP x Kingpin video part put together by Paul Labadie.
Rob was born on 23rd February 1989 in Manchester, and took his first tentative strides with a skateboard at the tender age of five. Influenced by skaters such as Kareem Campbell, he was soon destroying Bolton’s Bones skate park, and after working for a spell as plasterer, and then on Hollyoaks and other TV sets, he turned pro.
Riding with a goofy stance, Rob is a one of a kind skater, well-known for his unique sense of humour and for his crazy skating style – massive slams are not unusual when Rob is in the vicinity. His style makes him a perfect fit for the Newport-based Carve Wicked, a crew dedicated to skating as hard as it can.