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Vincent Alvarez

Vincent Alvarez

Skating speaks louder than words, and no one proves that better than LA’s own Vincent Alvarez.  Alvarez gained notice when he was Crowned King of LA in 2007, a title that’s really no concern to him.  As he said in an interview before the contest “I just came to skate and have fun, I guess there’s a King of LA title on the line if it comes along it comes along”.  This attitude is reflected his laid back smooth style.  His skating is confidant yet seems carefree, which allows to him to consistently bang out trick after trick. Vincent gets the job done for Chocolate, Lakai, Spitfire, Royal and Diamond.

Favorite place to skate?
Downtown Los Angeles

When you're not skating?
Having fun with my friends and staying away from vegetables (the people kind).

Favorite trick?
Switch nollie heelflip

Biggest motivator/inspiration?
Anyone who can't skate anymore and anyone older than me who still does it.

Worst or first job?
S&S Foods meat plant

Dickies Skate - Riders - Kevin Terpening
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Kevin Terpening

Kevin Terpening

Most people think that if you don’t skate in Southern California than you have little to no chance of becoming pro. Even though many skaters have debunked this theory time after time, it still seems to linger.  Everything you’ll read about Kevin is that he’s from Ohio and that he moved to LA and became noticed.  The fact is Terpening was well on his way to becoming one skateboarding’s rising stars while still in Ohio.  Ohio has a strong tradition of skateboarding and Kevin is one of the newest most exciting additions to that history.  Backed by Val Surf, éS, and Ohio’s own Alien Workshop, Kevin has been steadily pumping out great skating for footage and photos alike, and it seems like there is no plan on slowing down.  He is a quiet and to the point kind of guy and that shines through in his skating.

Favorite place to skate?
Good flat ground or a solid mini ramp is the shit.

When you're not skating?
Usually just sleeping or watching movies.  Hang out with my friends and drink some Beers.

Favorite trick?
Straight no complys are my favorite right now. 

Biggest motivator?
Probably not having to work a real job and being able to have fun with my friends all day.

Worst or first job?
I just worked at a few skate shops and they've been pretty fun.

Dickies Skate - Riders - Tom Remillard
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Tom Remillard

Tom Remillard

Just passing the twenty-one mark, it’s hard to believe Tom has accomplished what he has in such a short amount of time.  Tom placed first in the Converse Coastal Carnage this year, where the San Diego native showcased how versatile he can be on a board.  Tom is the kind of skater that you can throw into any environment and he’ll find a way to skate it.  Whether it be some sketchy stairs or a brand new beautiful park, his years of skating Washington Street Skate Park have made him into a strong skater that can take anything and make it not only skateable but look easy.  Tom rides for Anti-Hero, Ace Trucks, Spitfire, and Converse.

Favorite place to skate?
This double sided red curb down the street from my house.  It’s nice because it’s my kind of like my curb.

When you’re not skating?
Read, relax, ride bikes all sorts whether it by fixed gear, mountain, bmx, and chase tail

Favorite Trick?
Standard slash grind

Biggist Motivator/Inspiration?
Peter Hewitt.

Worst or first job?
Grocery store bag boy at Vons.