I met Jos skating Mount Eliza he’s a awesome dude and great skater as well as a recognised sculpture artist here’s his stuff here If you have driven down east link in Melbourne this is one of his pieces
Jos thanks for being part of this project
Q:How old are you?
Q:How long have you been skating for?
A: I’ve been skating for the last 40 years. I have skated on and off but really got back into it in a big way 8 years ago.
Q:where did you first start skating?
A: Moving from Holland to Bunninyong when I was 14 was a bit of a culture shock. From the Netherlands to country Victoria seemed like not much going on. Me and a small group of friends found a spill way near the Bunninyong golf course and started skating from that point . . . more as a way to counter the boredom.
Q:Who has or was the biggest influence on you?
A: Steve Alba, Duane Peters, The bones brigade. The whole punk ethos and attitude of the late 70’s
Q:where’s your favourite spot to skate?
A: St Kilda, Brunswick and Newport are my regular haunts but always love the thrill of finding and skating a new park.
Q:Any epic session stories to share?
A: My friends call me little Duane Peters (the master of disaster) as at times I am over committed to landing a trick.
Q: rules to live and skate by?
A: Enjoy the process and give it all you’ve got.
Jos thanks again for your time.
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