Here is the first in a series of glimpses into the stars of the SHUFFL Video. A short bio, a handful of words from director, producer, and SHUFFL visionary Walker Ryan, a photo, and the video part. Ladies and gentlemen, John Lupfer.
Sponsors: Stereo Skateboards, Osiris Shoes, Ezekiel, Pacific Drive
When I moved down to San Diego for college five years ago, John Lupfer was the first San Diegan I skated with. We were instant homeys and for the first year I was in San Diego, John would pick me up nearly every day to take me street skating. Without John I probably would’ve been stuck at UCSD that first year, friendless and completely disconnected from any type of skate community. Almost every dude in this video who is from San Diego was introduced to me through knowing John and he really helped make this whole video come together.
John’s part was looking mighty throwaway about a month before we put out the video. John had been holding on for dear life to about two minutes of amazing footy for the Stereo video and was refusing to give us any of it. For months we begged, but John refused to budge. Ivery and I were just about ready to hijack it all and put it in his SHUFFL part before he decided to give it to us with a clear conscience. This is by far John’s best video part to date and we were hyped one of San Diego’s finest, a true skate homey to many, could start off the video with a banging part. And the song couldn’t have been more perfectly chosen. John is the best!—Walker Ryan
Filmed by: Russell Houghton, Ivery Turner, Cameron Sanchez, Garrett Hunt, Mark Stewart, Ramon Hess, Adam Stephenson, Cameron Holland, Ryan Alvarado, Eric Lesar
Song: Swinging Medalions, Double Shot of my baby’s love
Edited by: Ivery Turner