One mythical dude that I associate you with is Vic Ayala. I remember when you’d come out to Long Island and ride with him back in the day. I know you’re probably sick of being asked what he’s up to and things like that, so I’m gonna ask you to sing his praises. How did you guys click and what made you inseparable for a while?
Vic is chilling, I see him a lot still, not like it was back in the day but we chill. Honestly we just met and clicked, we had a lot of things in common. We rode, were around the same, we love making jokes and making fun of people. He’s the same dude now as he was then except he doesn’t ride.
You guys had similar riding styles, was it ever competitive or did you just feed off each other?
It was never competitive. The funny thing is, we rode, we were cool but we didn’t really talk about riding. The relationship we had was bigger than just bike riding.
What riders outside of your crew are you feeling these days?
I like AK, Chase DeHart, Garrett Reynolds, Dan Lacy and Tymoe.
You tend to keep a pretty low profile online in terms of frequent web edits, as does most of the Animal/Skavenger crew. Is this intentional? The way I see it, you guys ride/film a lot, compile stuff for videos and make a big splash all at once. That’s a pretty unique approach these days.
I don’t know, it’s not really intentional, it’s how Bob does it. He’d rather save a lot of clips for the video. But I understand in this day and age you gotta have web videos – we definitely plan on doing more online in the future.
The latest Skavenger video premiered here on Defgrip, and could be considered a long web edit in a way. Why did you guys decide to drop the video online?
It’s the easiest way the get it out there.
Are you filming for anything now?
I’m trying to get some shit done for a new animal project that’s coming up real soon.
One of my favorite Ed moments was from CUTS when you come in over that “people have a memory loss” Del sample. Did that sample have anything to do with addressing any kinda criticism? I don’t know – Bob put it in there, it wasn’t my decision. I don’t give a fuck if people talk shit, I know I’m riding I’m just not putting my clips out there every day like some people do.
**EDITORS NOTE – I asked Bob Scerbo the same question:
Scerbo – The Del sample is actually from a really old Atmosphere song I had considered using for my part, the song is called Earblister. When we were making the first Animal video originally I was gonna use the Del song Ed used, so I thought it was a fitting way to link the parts. Coincidentally, the lyrical content is very fitting. As far as criticism goes, I have no concern what people think of us, I like to hear peoples opinions out of curiosity but it never affects what I do.
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