“IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD, over the past year Nike has been working on a new video comprised of an eclectic group of skateboarders from around the globe. Some are Olympic hopefuls, some are as young as 17 and others are pursuing their own creative endeavors. But what truly sets this video apart is that none of the skaters featured are named Frank, Joe or Steve. Welcome to 2019! Nike’s next skate video project will be all street, and all women, featuring household names such as Leticia Bufoni, Lacey Baker and Elissa Steamer as well as up-and-comers Hayley Wilson, Sarah Meurle, Aori Nishimura and Josie Millard. And although we don’t know exactly where skateboarding is heading in terms of gender equity, what is known is that these skaters rip! That much we can all agree upon.
Lacey Baker has put out some of the most technical and stylish footage ever seen, inspiring a global audience of women, queer and male skaters from around the globe. And despite also being a two-time world champion, she still has a humble outlook and wants to continue to create more space for non-traditional skateboarders.” – Kristin Ebeling
Read Lacey Baker’s full “GIZMO” interview on thrashermagazine.com.