Interview with Jon Allie

Where are you from, Jon?

West Bend, Wisconsin.

Who do you usually skate with?

The Zero team and my friends.

Who or what got you into skateboarding?

When I moved to West Bend, one of my friend's older brother skated. He had an extra board, so I started trying to skate his launch ramp.

Who are your sponsors, and how long have you been sponsored?

Zero, Active, and Emerica flow. I've been sponsored for almost a year now.

Did you make a sponsor-me video, or did you get noticed?

I made a sponsor-me video and gave it to Jamie Thomas.

What skate video got you hyped on skating?

Welcome To Hell. That's the first skate video I saw.

Do you think you'll ever turn pro?

I'd like to someday.

If you do, would you wear your own T-shirts?

No, unless it's something cool and it doesn't have my name on it.

What role do contests and demos play in skateboarding?

I don't really think about that, but demos are fun and contests are just a headache.

How many boards can you ollie?

I don't know, maybe six or seven.

Do you know who Jay Adams is?

I've heard of him, but I don't know anything about him.

If you had to be a pro skater from any decade, who would you be?

That's a weird question, because I'd probably have to pick someone who's still pro.

Who was the first person to do a kickflip?

Rodney Mullen, I think.

What ams are the next wave of new pros?

Ryan Smith, Austin Stevens, and a lot of other people who should probably be pro, but I don't really pay that much attention to it.

What do you use for injury remedy?

Hot tub and sleep.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Rock and roll. I don't really know the names of different types of music, but whatever I'm feeling at the time.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Doing the same thing I'm doing now–skating every day and having fun.