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SPOTLIGHT | Jayme Erickson

HOMETOWN: Mankato, Minnesota
RESIDE: Fullerton, California

Jayme Erickson Interview (May 2004)

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

I’m from Mankato, Minnesota now living in Fullerton, California.

How long have you been skating and got you into it?

About 41/2 years. I used to snowboard and all my friends skated in the off season.

First board?

Zoo York.

Where has skateboarding allowed you to travel? Which is your favorite?

I haven’t traveled that much.

Most memorable time?

Skating back home with friends, no worries, just skateboarding.

Who do you like to skate with and where do you usually skate?

Kris Markovich’s ramp, Vans, 3rd Lair back home and the court house. I usually skate with Kris, Charlie, Carlos, Lisa, my sister Jordyn, Ronnie, Hellrose and anyone who wants to skate.

Favorite spot? Favorite trick?

This Ditch in San Diego. I don’t think I have a favorite trick.

Do you like skating contests? Favorite contest?

I like going to contests, it’s fun. I don’t really like skating in them, I get scared…but I like Slam City, and Damn Am.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I have to wear headphones when I skate.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Matt Costa, Modest Mouse, The Ya Ya Ya’s, The Faint, GNR and The Smiths.

Favorite movie? Favorite skate video?

Donnie Darko, and Kill Bill. Yeah Right.

Do you like filming? How is your footage for the Villa Villa Cola video coming along?

I don’t have that much yet, I better get on it. It’s hard to film, but I don’t mind it that much.


Real Skateboards and I-Path.


Kris Markovich and Charlie Thomas for everything, letting me stay at their house and helping me out. It means a lot. Jim and Mic-e at Deluxe, Brian and everyone at I-Path, my Mom and Dad, everyone I skate with, 3rd Lair Skatepark, Steve, Mark and Lisa for driving my broke ass around to skate.

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