A light morning conversation with Olly Todd
What's your full name?
Oliver Todd, I have no middle name.
Who all gives you free stuff?
Stereo, Dekline, Hi-Fi wheels, Krux trucks, Carhartt clothes and Slam City Skates skateshop in London.
Where do you live in London and how does London compare to the States?
My end is called Elephant and Castle. Nowhere in the States compares to it.
Is skateboarding your full time job?
What's the number one thing about being a professional skateboarder?
Give me two of the biggest up and comers living in the UK?
Ben Nordberg, Kris Vile.
Who are the Legends?
Carl Shipman, Danny Wainwright, Paul Shier, Manzo and Neil Dans.
What's the UK's most famous skate spot?
South Bank in London.
When was the last time you skated there?
How much time did you put into filming for "Static 3?"
About three months in London and two or three trips to the East Coast of the U.S.
Give me your best Josh Stewart (filmer and creator of the "Static" video series) quote?
Is Josh Stewart a mad man?
Nearly and he's a big germ freak as well.
What's the next video you are working on?
The full-length Stereo video.
You are known for having a great skateboarding style, list a few skateboarders you think have amazing style.
Benny Fairfax, Ben Gore, Danny Supa and Danny Renaud.
What happens between you and Clint Peterson on Stereo tours? Clint pulls the most girls because he's taller and drives a nice car.
Give me the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the following skateboarders.
Josh Kalis: G.
Bobby Puleo: Uncompromising.
Gino Iannucci: G.
Jason Lee: Best push ever.
Nick Trapasso: Nonchalance.
Antwuan Dickson: Arms by his side.
Tom Penny: Blessed.
Jack Sabback: Good dude.
Austin Stephens: Cruising.
Kenny Reed: Russian statue.
Here is the fill in the blank part of the interview. Last time I thought about skating a handrail I: Didn't skate one.
If I tired to fight Kenny Hughes I would: Wear a motorbike helmet.
If I rode for Zero instead of Stereo I think I would: Learn how to run down stairs really fast.
When I looked at Antwuan's Thrasher cover I: Said 'that's awesome.'
I need: coffee to drink so I can: wake up.
I pretty much hate: When there's free food but I'm not hungry.
If I won the lottery I would: Build a private indoor skatepark /pool hall/bar.
All day long I think about: What I'd do with lottery winnings.