David Gonzalez – How skateboarding saved my life

Rolling Stone magazine speaks to David Gonzalez

Interesting interview with Flip skateboard’s own David Gonzalez courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine.
Stories of growing up in Colombia, seeing dead bodies, moving to California and making the dream come true. Well worth a read.

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Image above by Eric Hendrikx for Rolling Stone

What’s the gnarliest thing you remember from living in Colombia?

Where I grew up, seeing someone getting shot was such a casual thing. Everybody hides, and then they all come out to see the guy who got shot. I was walking home from school one day and someone got shot like eight times. I heard the gunshots and I hid, until it was over and then went to go see. I was little and it was the first dead body I saw up close – but not the last. It looked so gnarly, his head was mangled and he had no shoes. That’s why they killed him, to rob his shoes.


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