Dean, getting right down to biz, why don’t we start off with you telling the readers a little something about yourself; who is Dean Coward?
I’m a 17 year old blader from Orange County California (the home of Ryan Sheckler), who is attending Saddleback College and skating every chance that I can.
Currently, the entire rollerblading industry thinks that you are a raging alcoholic. Your “drunk edits” have given you quite the bad rep. I actually was at a skatepark the other day and saw a fourth grader drink an entire bottle of vodka then proceed to do a miszou.
When I asked him what was causing such bad behavior, all he could say was “Dean Coward rules!” Why don’t we clear the air, you’re not actually drunk in your drunk edits are you? ;)
Ha,ha, i’m glad you asked this question. Drunk edits came about when I started filming skating on my cheap digital camera at the skatepark one day. Adam Brierley told me to make an edit from the footage and call it “Drunk Edit,” for no apparent reason. As time went by I started making more edits, the skating got more silly, as well as the songs I used for them. Now it’s a standard to do funny tricks (pencil grinds, stair glides, etc.) in the drunk edits.
No one is drunk in drunk edits, that’s just the name we chose for them because it goes with the theme of the type of blading going on in them. For some reason, some people take these edits seriously when it’s pretty obvious we’re just doing silly skating and having a good time. But expect big things in the future of Drunk Edits… [...]
Check the One Mag, BLADE LIFE: An Interview with Dean Coward.