Geoff Phillip: Scumfile 2010 Profile
1. Basic Insight-starter; How long have you been blading? How’d you get into it?
Coming up on 8 years. I got some size 12 Roller Derby Hard-X-Corr blades for christmas and went to the skatepark for the first time on jan 1 2003 so its real easy to keep track of how much time i’ve invested into this.
There was never a blade scene in my little town but after a couple of months i ran into some kids from out of town at the park. They showed me that your supposed to move both feet when you do a switchup and that jumping onto handrails was possible. I literally had no idea because i just sort of taught myself grinds without knowing what they were called.
2. What was it like growing up in the tiny town of Moscow, Idaho?
Haha pretty boring. I skated by myself most of the time or with my skateboarder buddies. The happiest days of my life as a teenager were when kids would come down from Spokane and skate all day.
After skating mostly by myself all the time, i would always progress or learn something new when i had kids that were way better than me to watch and learn from. I always felt like i reach my highest potential when i’ve got a good group of kids to skate with. […]
Geoff Phillip, Second Edit