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Erik Ellington is the latest guest to sit down on Crailtap’s Crail Couch for an interview. He discusses his infamous bigspin down the Carlsbad Gap, the Piss Drunx era, cutting his hair, and much more. Erik Ellington seems a little more happy and up beat lately. He says he has been happy with his skateboarding and life in general. When asked what he thinks about skateboarding today, Erik Ellington comments that he thinks it is becoming a little jockish.

“Now I see certain things that remind me of what I got away from to start skating,” he says. “But, at the same time, there’s so much on the opposite side of that that’s good. The spirit of individuality has kind of been lost a little bit. Not lost—it’s just covered up. And I think skating goes in cycles, like anything. And I think there’s gonna come a time, soon, where we rebel against what’s going on, and it will be the next cycle of what we do. I think as skateboarding, in general, we’re relinquishing a lot of control over what is ours.”


Watch the interview for more of insights from Erik Ellington. The bit about his thoughts on current skateboarding starts at 2:42. Then come by Defy Boardshop to pick up a Deathwish or Baker Skateboards deck. Defy Boardshop carries the best deck brands in skateboarding including Erik Ellington decks from Deathwish Skateboards.