Real Skateboards Interviews

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We are stoked to be hosting the premiere of a new Harry Lintell part for Real Skateboards tonight at our East London Shop. Real have got behind this one and made a serious event of it. To build the hype they flew out Real family members to join Harry as he traversed some of the UK showing the video. Harry has been joined by Zion Wright, Herman Stenne, Jack Olson and Tanner Van Vark. He has been showing them around and we were lucky enough to catch up with them all in London over these short interviews before the video plays tonight. All photos courtesy of Gabe Morford

Harry Lintell

How has the trip been so far?

The trip has been amazing! Good to have the boys in the UK.

What has the reaction to your part been like?

I think it’s been good. Everyone seems to like it, I’m hyped!

Is it true you’re working on another part already?

Yes it’s nearly done. Should be out by the end of summer.

Do you think America could ever feel like home?

Yeah maybe – some parts of it, yes mostly SF.

How has it been showing people around?

It’s been fun! Everyone has seemed to like my tour guide skills so far so I don’t think I’ve done so bad.

Have you been shocked by anyones skating?

Yeah Tanner has been killing it and everyone for that matter.

You must be stoked being part of the REAL family, have they been looking after you?

Yeah it’s been amazing I feel really at home with the REAL Fam!

What’s next for you after this?

A 2 week Volcom trip to Italy for Free Mag and finishing my part in London. SAFE FAM!

Zion Wright

How have you been enjoying London?

It’s been super fun. Good spots, can’t wait to come back!

Who do you think of when you think of London?

Chewy Cannon.

What’s the best place you’ve seen so far?

The queens house was pretty sick!

Any bucket list spots you wanted to visit in the UK?

Honestly most of the spots cause I’ve never been here before.

What do you think of Harry’s braids?

They’re G AF.

What’s the funniest situation this trip has found you in?

Me and Tim almost got lost and we don’t have phone service.

What’s the best or worst food the UK has gifted you?

The breakfast club is 🔥

Whose skateboarding has shocked you the most?

Herman is dead brute.

See you back here soon?

I’ll be back in May for SLS.

Tanner Van Vark

How have you been enjoying London?

Best part is being able to skate from spot to spot, taking the train to different places around the city and having multiple sessions a day. Don’t have to get in a car or worry about parking.

Who do you think of when you think of London?

Tom Knox because of all the Atlantic drift videos. Everywhere you go there’s a spot he skated on some random street. Then all the stuff he did at St. Paul’s. It was cool to see in person how hard it is to skate.


What’s the best place you’ve seen so far?

Bristol was full of hills and graffiti which reminded me of SF. Only spent a day there and saw so much cool stuff, hopefully we end up back there some day.

Any bucket list spots you wanted to visit in the UK?

Lloyds in Bristol was amazing to cruise around at but South Bank was one that got checked off the list. I’ve always wanted to go there.

What do you think of Harry’s braids

I’m Jealous I can’t have them like that.

What’s the funniest situation this trip has found you in?

It’s sick to see how many people recognize Zion and how stoked they get. That’s been happening like every day, it’s funny to see the kids reactions.


What’s the best or worst food the UK has gifted you?

The food here seems to be a lot better quality than it is back home. All the food and coffee have been so good out here, I’m gonna miss that.

Whose skateboarding has shocked you the most?

Seems like I haven’t seen Harry fall on a single flat ground trick this whole trip. It’s fun just to watch him cruise around and throw out whatever trick he wants to do.

See you back here soon?

Would be so fun to come back now that we know how to get around the city a little bit. We’ve had some rain on this trip so it would be sick to experience it in the summer.

Jack Olson

How have you been enjoying London?

It’s been super fun! We’ve been having to dodge the rain a bit but other than that Harry has been nailing it and showing us all the good stuff in London.

Who do you think of when you think of London?

Tom Knox.

What’s the best place you’ve seen so far?

For me it was super sick to go to South Bank. It’s a place I’ve been seeing my whole life so to finally see it in person was tight.

Any bucket list spots you wanted to visit in the UK?

South Bank.

What do you think of Harry’s braids?

Haha Harry’s braids are sick!

What’s the funniest situation this trip has found you in?

We were getting kicked out of this spot and like 20 pedestrians were watching us and they were booing at the security guard and trying to get him to give us one more try.

What’s the best or worst food the UK has gifted you?

We’ve had all sorts of good food. Harry has all the good food spots and none of them have disappointed us yet. Didn’t try it, but Harry was telling us about black pudding and that was tripping me out.

Whose skateboarding has shocked you the most?

Zion has been going in the whole time we’ve been here. It’s been crazy to watch.

See you back here soon?

I would love to come back! Next time I will just have to try to come back in the summer when it’s a bit warmer.

Herman Stenne

How have you been enjoying London?

London has been sick! The whole city looks super cool! And all the spots out here are super sick! We had a tourist tour the first day since it was wet and Harry killed it as a tour guide!

What do you think of when you think of London?

Good crusty spots that looks sick!! And South Bank!

What’s the best place you’ve seen so far?

Just the city of London! And all the spots it has! Eye candy everywhere!

Any bucket list spots you wanted to visit in the UK?

I have been to most of the spots before! So most of the list has already been checked!

What do you think of Harry’s braids?

Harry’s braids are sick! Crazy he makes them every morning!

What’s the funniest situation this trip has found you in?

Not sure! It was pretty funny when we all was standing in a circle trying to bottle flip up to this sign for like 30 min until the bottle broke!

What’s the best or worst food the UK has gifted you?

Can’t pick a best food spot! Harry has taken us to so many good food spots! Can’t even think of any bad ones!

Whose skateboarding has shocked you the most?

Everyone has killed it! But Zion has been on fire!! He has been stackin!

See you back here soon?

I will be back!!

We look forward to seeing you tonight and keep them peeled because you may even bump into these guys skating the city. Shop for Real HERE