RP Bess helped my dream of being a professional skateboarding come true. He hired me at World Industries and gave me my first Pro model skateboard and shoe. The man has my utmost respect. In this episode we speak about Skateboarding, Religious faith (mormon),family,business and even running for mayor of Encinitas. ENJOY
Danny Supa strikes me as the type of guy that stays on point both on and off his skateboard. He’s always skated with a lot of power and style, clearly has a good business sense, and has taken full advantage of all of the opportunities that came his way. Those factors seem to weigh heavily on why Danny has managed to maintain as a professional for more than a decade-48 blocks
Things change. Boards change, shoes change, tricks change, skaters change. Change is the manifestation of time, and time has shown us that skateboarding is here for as long as we—as individuals and as a community—create it into existence. Although much of the world is trying to stunt skateboarding's growth, there are enough rogue individuals out there continuing to make it happen. Whether it be by building ledges at a remote spot just east of downtown LA like Jason Hernandez, constructing mini-ramps in our backyards like Mikey Taylor, or buying buildings and constructing skateparks inside them like ourselves, we continue to grow because our will to skate and our will to survive is just that strong and because the only alternative is to quit and die. But we at the Berrics believe that life was made to live out of, not die out of. There's nothing special about dying. Anyone can do that. Push the future. — Steve Berra
Philip Deal, native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an internationally renowned classical and contemporary dancer. He is an award winning choreographer and teacher, whose works have been commissioned by dance companies, schools, and professional dancers in the United States and abroad. At 10, Philip followed Jazz Master Frank Hatchett to NYC to train under him at the Broadway Dance Center while studying at Wiest-Barron school of TV. At 14, he received his training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. and toured with the Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg Russia across America for three years performing as a soloist in The Nutcracker while spending his summer time at School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre’s Young Dancer’s Program NYC. At the age of 16, Philip was the youngest full-ranking soloist in the history of the Komische Oper in Berlin, Germany. At 18, he was the youngest ever and only American ever to win a medal at the Concours International de Danse de Paris performing original choreography by Mia Michaels. In 2002, he taught ballet at STEPS on Broadway in New York City in its International Young Dancers Program. Philip has taught master classes and judged at regional and national dance competitions such as Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America and Aspire.
Yoga, Pilates, Pole Fitness, Aerial Fitness
Philip is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and received his certification through YogaFit Training Systems. He received his advanced Yoga training under Master Adam Nguyen, a descendant of Quang Trung Nguyen Hue, the 18th century Vietnamese King and Yoga Master at the International Yoga Institute in Virginia Beach. He has practiced Tantra Yoga with Hot Nude Yoga creator Aaron Star. He is also a certified Aerial Yoga instructor with Atmosphere Fitness. Philip is also a certified Pilates mat instructor. Philip began Pole Dancing when he was a featured dancer in North Carolina at Chasers Bar, Charlotte’s only all male nude review. He received his Pole Fitness certification through Crunch Gym, NYC X-Pert Teacher Training under Kyra Johannesen. He has competed in pole nationally at the American Pole Fitness Championships, National Aerial Pole Art, and Polesque. In November 2012 he won the silver medal at the Southern Pole Championships in Houston, Texas in the senior dramatic division. Now he teaches Pole, Aerial Silk, Aerial Hoop, Flexibility, Hand Balancing at North Shore Pole Fitness in Lawrence, MA. Philip Just completed the Animal Flow Coach workshop with Mike Fitch owner of Global Body Weight Training to become a certified Animal Flow Coach. Philip is a Level 2 certified Parkour instructor with USA Parkour a subdivision of the World Freerunning & Parkour Federation
Adult Entertainment/Sex Education
Five years ago Philip became an overnight sensation on the adult social network XTube as Adam Likes Apples. He began producing and directing his own brand of amateur porn. That summer he won "Best Video of the Year" at the Amateur Porn Star Awards hosted by XTube presented by EXXXotica in Miami, FL. At the time he was the #1 most viewed XTuber with over 5,000,000 video views. He worked for the reality webcam show Hot Cam Boiz as an actor and webcam model. As Adam, Philip became an infamous and renown blogger teaching his Tantra Yoga for Men, Stamina Training Techniques, and Exotic Male Dance. Philip is listed on the New School for Erotic Touch and the Orgasmic Yoga Institute as a sexologist and instructor, creating original video content for adult sex education. Today Philip holds classes and workshops in Tantra, Adult Sex Education, and Erotic Massage.
Neal Mims has dedicated over 30 years of his life to skateboarding and has been a professional for 16 of them. He has graced the pages of major magazine publications worldwide and has appeared in numerous skate videos and tv shows. He has skated with the best athletes in the industry such as: Tony Hawk, Danny Way, Paul Rodriquez, Rodney Mullen, Torey Pudwill, Rob Dyrdek, Chris Cole, Bob Burnquist, and Ryan Sheckler. His pro model boards can be purchased all over the world.
Neal’s love of skating is what made him want to create NMSA. Neal wants to be able to share his knowledge and experience with others while having fun and making connections with his students. He enjoys watching his students grow into more confident, experienced skaters. With a unique sense of humor, Neal is able to connect to each individual, and make every experience memorable. His invaluable knowledge about the world of skateboarding allow him to teach students about the skateboarding industry alongside skateboarding fundamentals and skatepark etiquette. When he isn’t skating, Neal’s passions in life include golf, family, and living a healthy, active life.
In this episode of The Shetler Show, Anthony Shetler its down with “the Package” Sid Abruzzi. This episode is a special one for the skateboard podcast, as Sid had an impact on Shetler coming up as a skater.
They begin by getting into what seems like the standard line when we talk about the good ol days of skateboarding, “with putting a pair of roller skate wheels on a piece of wood”. The conversation proves very enlightening, and leads into “the surfing boom”. Which spawned skateboarding as we know it. Sid Abruzzi breaks it down, and expands on the history of skateboards making their way into shops.
Sid feels that after 6 decades of skateboarding, that surfing and skating are intertwined even to this day. They discuss the climate of skateboarding during the “Lords of Dogtown” era, including the rivalry between surfer/skaters and the skateboarding purists.
Anthony Shetler asks about how Sid got into selling skateboards and doing parking lot demos. They get into building ramps with the Water Brothers,and hosting a demo with the Bones Brigade that was sold out. Sid Abruzzi also talks about Skater Island, and everything that made it possible.
Host: Anthony Shetler
Guest: Sid Abruzzi
Instagram: Sid Abruzzi (@waterbrothers) • Instagram photos and videos
Twitter: Water Brothers (@WaterBros) | Twitter
Lords of Dogtown