Johnny Layton Real Street interview
Toy Machine's king of the near-miss, Long Beach's Layton always entertains
Johnny Layton is an amazing skateboarder. Not one for the gimmicks or trends that have propelled more mediocre skaters into popularity and the limelight, Layton earned his place in skateboarding the old fashioned way; he skated his tail off. Deep into filming the upcoming Toy Machine video, "Brainwash" and grabbing clips for the Vans video as well, Layton made time to get original footage for the X Games Real Street contest that, as usual for him, is a cut above. You'll see much more from ...
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