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You come from a skate family, right? Who all skates in your family and how'd you first get into skating?
Yeah my oldest brother Pete got me into skateboarding when I was 5 and my middle bro just kept pushing me when I'd skate with him and his friends growing up.
What are some of first memories about Foundation Skateboards?
I got hand me downs as a kid from the homies at Faith and one was a Foundation, I started backing the Yeto wood after that, I also watched Art Bars when I was like 8 which is a favorite video of mine.
How and when did you first start getting flowed from Foundation?
Peter Karvonen (Faith Skate Supply owner) knew a rep named Reese and I guess they sent my footage to Sinclair? Not sure how it all happened but it worked out and I've been skating F's for 7 years now.
Over all the years, how many minutes you think you've spent lurking in Faith? What's some of your favorite things about Faith Skate Supply?
I've been lurking around Faith for 17 years now and the best thing about Faith are all the homies I've met over the years, and Faith is a kick ass Core skate shop!
Having grown in the Birmingham skate scene your whole life, what are some of your favorite things about the BHam skate scene?
The Bham skate scene has been growing so I guess that's the sickest thing, the skate scene has no skatepark in Birmingham so we skate the streets or drive to an indoor park 45 minutes away.
I saw you and some homies were recently pouring some concrete for a DIY spot. What's the update on that. Do you guys build spots often?
We were building a qt. pipe and it's looking pretty good, if spots get built though it is all Peter to thank for afterwards since he puts most work into em, but we're all willing to help for sure!
What's some of your favorite things you seen go down on the Ghetto Banks?
I saw Darren Navarette hand plant as he drug his tail down the fence for a tail smack on the way back in, I filmed one trick for R2B and it was Gravette doing a kick flip foot plant on the fence which was epic, but watching my buddy Jacob Hayes blasts big back side airs which is ridiculous.
What is your idea of a perfect skate session/spot?
Perfect session is hitting the street with all the homies and watching them go for it gets me hyped.
As Sinclair said: Two back to back ACL blow's and you still managed to come through will a kick ass part for Faith Skate Supply's latest video "Reason 2 Believe". How long did you take to film that part and your Wild Power part? Were both ACL tears around filming both of these parts?
It took about one year to film my Wild Power part, than tore my 1st one, when I finally got back on my board it took about a year and a half to film R2B until I tore my 2nd.
How old were you when the first Reason to Believe video came out? What was it like for you when it first dropped and what skaters did you look up to in the vid?
I was 14 when Reason to Believe came out, I was stoked because it was a big deal, I grew up waiting on that video to come out and it was solid all the way through, Gilley, Hardy, and Rakestraw killed it, but Peter has the best part.
Heard you're moving out West soon. Where abouts are you moving and what inspired the move?
I want to either be in Long Beach or San Diego, I just want to be around people skating all the time and having fun, doing the American dream basically.
That's awesome, looking forward to having you out here!
Photography by Daniel Lawson
Interview by Tyler Culbertson
This week marked the 10 year anniversary of Dekline. On February 24th, 2004 we shipped our first collection of shoes. 10 years later we are still here to due to the continued support of skateboarders and skateshops across the world. We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us over the past 10 years. Cheers!
Thrasher Magazine's Michael Burnett joined us at the 10 year party and documented with a Burnout post. Check all the photos here.
Over the weekend the Dekline team jumped to the border to Mexicali, Mexico to hit the streets and meet up with the local skateshop, GraffZone for a signing and demo.
The crew at GraffZone hooked up some official documents/permits, serving as a free pass to skate the streets of Mexicali with no hassle. Unfortunately the documents didn't hold enough weight and we were kicked out of every spot we hit.
First Class treatment for our transportation.
Our tour guide Luis was the best. He led us around town to all the spots.
When in Rome....
Matt B testing the waters.
Pat B winding down to gear up for the surprise show.
Room full dust.
The surprise musical guest showed up, Leo Romero and his band Travesura.
Team Signing at GraffZone, the local skateshop.
The crew was hyped.
It got live at the show with the bambinos!
Joey Ragali backstage at the venue.
Leo and his band, Travesura killed it! Thanks for making the trip down South bros!
This dude backs the F permanently.
Looks as though he's brainwashed permanently too.
Murphy jumped the border with us...one lats international hurrah before heading back to Denver.
In honor of the Corey Duffel Gimme Gimme re-issue ; Foundation Super Co. head honcho Tod Swank interviewed Ed Syder. Ed created Corey Duffel's first pro model skateboard for Foundation, by winning the Gimme Gimme graphic contest.
T: Hey Ed. How have you been? Whatcha been up to these past ten years?
E: Hi Tod, I'm good, I got married last year and I work as a primary school teacher now. I teach 5 year olds so that's a pretty full on job. I still skate, so that's 25 years strong now. I skate at all the concrete parks we have here in London and there's a skate session they have once a month under the Westway where you have to be like over 30 to be allowed in. Good times.
T: Good to hear that you still enter the Shred Zone! Rad.
T: How old were you ten years ago? What were you doing then?
E: I'm 37 now so I was 27 back then. I lived in Manchester and was trying (not very hard) to make it as an artist. I was doing posters and art for my friends and the occasional paying job for magazines and record companies, that sort of thing. I had day jobs in restaurants and supermarkets to pay the bills. Little or no responsibilities.
Photo Ed Syder around the time he won the Gimme Gimme graphic contest, 10 years ago.
T: What were you thinking about when you entered your graphic for Corey ten years ago?
E: I just remember that I had a post-it note on the wall above my computer saying something like 'ENTER FOUNDATION CONTEST! DO IT!' I almost didn't get round to doing it! It didn't take long, I just drew some pictures of the Ramones and the one of Dee Dee came out the best.
T: Did you think you would win? How did you feel that you were picked out of all the graphics we got from all over the world?
E: I hoped that I would win! I certainly didn't think I would. I was over the moon when I got the email. This was before the internet was like it is now, so all I could do was like jump around the room and ring my friend on the phone. I couldn't show off about it on Instagram or whatever I'd no doubt do if I'd won it now.
T: Ha that's funny. Pre-internet social media days. I remember those days.
Do you still have one of those boards?
E: I do, it's hanging on my wall. I was sent two, one got skated, one for the wall.
T: Rad. We just re-issued your graphic, so we'll send you two more!
T: Are you known as the guy that did Corey's first pro graphic out there? I hear you are a accomplished and in demand artist nowadays?
E: I don't think I am. My art career didn't really go anywhere. I was never very comfortable with the whole business side of things. Having to draw things that I didn't want to for money. An art director once grabbed my arm when I was drawing him something in a meeting, and said "no, like this..." and I knew right then that being an illustrator wasn't for me.I had my first graphic novel 'My Skateboard Life' published last year by Blank Slate Books and I have a new one out this year, so doing comics and teaching is working out pretty good for me and the moment.
T: Someone told me you are a acclaimed tattoo artist - misinformation. Teacher is awesome and graphic novels are cool too. Good job.
"Ed Templeton has been a super-obvious choice for Epicly Later’d since the early days of the show. Maybe that’s why it took so long for us to do it. The man is like a skate historian—one benefit of his relatively straight-edge lifestyle is that he has what we like to call “sober memory.” He can recall everything from his life growing up in Huntington Beach, California, onward. He also had no boundaries in terms of how personal he would go for our interview. This episode was a big one for us. Enjoy!"-Patrick O'Dell