This interview with Jon Julio appeared in the March 1999 issue of Box Magazine. It is an interesting snapshot of his career at that point. This is several years after his profile in “VG4,” and by this point Julio was established as a top professional. He had recently left Fiction and founded England Clothing, and left his long-time sponsors Roces and Cozmo for USD and the short-lived United Urethane*. At the time he was under some scrutiny from the kids on the Sequence Magazine message board for what was perceived as selling out. Julio speaks about his frustrations with competitions at the time, and the need for more grassroots events. The seeds for IMYTA had already been planted in his head. He makes a lot of points that are as timeless as his skating. Check out the interview. — Ben Rogers
Thank you to Matt Mickey at Intuition Skate for snapping pictures of the pages that I was missing because I had ripped them out as a grommet and put them on my wall.
*Jon noted riding for United Urethane was one of the few mistakes he’d made in his career during his interview for ONE Issue #8.
And here’s Jon’s section from “One Love,” mentioned in the interview: