TRASHER FEATURING JT AULTZ

You’re originally from Burbank, CA. How did you get into skating? Who did you skate with when you were growing up?
I was born in San Diego, but ended up moving to Burbank when I was in the 3rd grade. I’ve always been into skating—I mean, for as long as I can remember, I thought skating was cool and I always had a board. I really got into it when I was 12 or so, when my dad took me to this place called Webb Park in San Diego. 
I ended up getting a new board with really small wheels around that time, and from there it was on. I lived in Burbank but I’d go back and forth between there and San Diego. Burbank was always the best to skate; I still like to go. Eventually I ended up moving to Agoura Hills and met a bunch of friends who skated there, too. I was kinda the youngest out of all of them. All those guys killed it so hard. Then Spanky started skating with us, and Mikey Taylor too. It was a good crew, for sure.

You’re always out spot-searching. Do you just drive around, grid-style? Or do you use the Internet to map shit out?
I just drive around listening to music ’til I find something new.

Or until you find something jacked. It seems like you can’t just skate a regular spot. When we’re out searching, you like the ones that are messed up. “Let’s get the plywood and the curb ramp.” I think you need something that’ll fuck with you.
I know what you mean. I like normal spots too, but if I see something that looks rad, I’m not about to let a curb stop me.

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