Twinkle toes Golding caught up with Bronze/Quasi duo Dick Rizzo and Josh Wilson to talk about being skatepark babies, competitive gaming and growing up skating in NYC.
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What is your opinion on the East Coast scene, especially New York, gaining a lot more recognition over the last couple of years? Dick: It should be gaining more recognition, in this state of skateboarding I would say there are no rules anymore. It makes sense that companies don’t have to be primarily based in California, skateboarding is happening everywhere and you can see that at any time from your smart phone.Josh: It’s awesome to see skaters from the city getting hooked up and the scene in general getting larger and more respected. The rise of the internet and YouTube in the past years has had a huge impact on that. When I was younger it seemed like all the older guys would film for years and then put a part out. I think that with everything being so readily available these days, people are putting out footage on a more regular basis and that has helped to showcase skaters on the East Coast in a different light.