Let's face it, skateboarding is a gift. And some are just more naturally predisposed to shred than others. For Jake Anderson, skateboarding is in his blood, it's part of his heritage. Watching him skate you can just tell that it's what he was born to do. Now with the backing of Skate Mental, DLX and HUF, Jake is well on his way to living the dream!
This is The Jake Anderson Interview
Jake Anderson | Kickflip | Photo: Transworld
How did you first get connected with Skate Mental?
I was up in SF filming and skated with Plunkett a couple days, he talked to Staba and it just kinda happened.
Any good advice you’ve learned from Staba?
Don’t drink and drive!
Seems like everyone on Skate Mental has at least one nickname, have you been dubbed with any monikers?
HUF crew has been calling me "Jace" for awhile.
Watch Jake shred with his fellow ams in the HUF welcome video
What’s the hardest thing about being an AM in 2016?
Everyone is really good! I'm just going to skate and not worry about it too much.
You got hooked up with HUF through TM Tyler Cichy... But how did meet Tyler? Now that he’s your boss has it affected your friendship at all?
Tyler grew up about 20 miles south of me. He was skating with my brother Mike before me. It's mellow because we have known each other for so long.
Instagram or Snapchat?
Fuck I spend way too much time on both!
What does the “VT” in VT Anderson stand for?
Best / Worst thing about growing up in Ventura?
Ventura's the shit. Only good I have to say about that place.
Jake and the HUF crew get lost in "Off The Grid"
Did Mike ever try to get you on Krooked?
Hahah yeah right!
What’s a trick you have that he doesn’t?
I'll have to get back to you on that one...
What’s a trick you suck at?
Switch Kickflips… My brother got that gene.
What’s your oldest brother Cainan do? Does he still skate? What does he think of both his younger brothers making a career out of it?
He works at a bank these days, doesn’t skate anymore but he is stoked on what Mike and I have going on.
Jake Anderson | Frontside Flip from Skate Mental "Road Hogs" tour | Photo: Transworld
Any good stories from traveling with Rizzo and Gottwig lately? Any fun facts?
We just all roast each other while we are out skating! Keeps it funny!
Favorite song to skate to currently?
It's always changing depending on who I'm hanging with.
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I don’t know, ask somebody else.
What’s up with Ms. Flamboyant?
What kind of cigs you smoking? Why haven’t you hopped on the vape train yet?
I don’t condone smoking or vaping.
Keith Hufnagel, Brad Staba, Jim Thiebaud... You have to marry one, fuck one, kill one… Go!
What the fuck???
It was worth a shot. What happened to the Agoura Lifestyle video? Why has it mysteriously disappeared from the internet?
Cause hard copies rule... Click this link to get your HARD copy: http://agouralifestyle.bigcartel.com/
Are you work on any new parts for 2016-17?
We're working on the Skate Mental video as of now.
So what’re you going to do now that you’ve finished all these damn questions?
Regret what I said.