BLADE LIFE: An Interview with Erik Stokley

Erik Stokley

Tell people who you are.

My name is Erik Stokley, I’m 19, I don’t go to school, I live in New Jersey but I will soon be bailing from this shit-hole once again. I love beer and sluts. Rollerblading’s pretty cool if you ask me.

Should they care about you? Or, are you concerned with saying anything that will make people care about Erik Stokley for more than just his sweet blade maneuvers?

Nope.

If you didn’t rollerblade, what would you be doing right this second? (Besides being all BASKETBALL DIARIES)

I would probably be riding bmx, kicking ass, or shredding guitar. I don’t know, something pretty gnarly, ya know. I don’t like playing sports or any shit like that, so thats out.

Erik Stokley

How did wheeled boots end up under your feet?

I always liked skating around my neighborhood jumping off ledges, and doing dirt jumps on my bike, and other “extreme” shit like that, but my brother got really into skating when I was like 10, got some k2 Fattys, and since then it stuck.

You recently moved back to New Jersey after cutting out of LA. What’s Jersey all about?

I don’t know, New Jersey is kinda more real than LA, but it pretty much sucks. Like, it was cool coming back and seeing my buddies and what not, but soon after I remembered that the weather sucks, the spots suck, and it’s pretty dang boring.

How about comparing LA to Jersey?

The weather’s better, the spots are better, and there’s pretty much always something to do. Only thing I do in NJ is get really drunk and break shit. I did notice that the bladers out there weren’t as tight with each other as they are out here; didn’t seem like they were friends blading together, just bladers blading together.

If you had to compare yourself to another skater, or skaters, what names would come to mind?

I don’t like doing that, I kinda just do what I do.

Erik Stokley

What did you think when Damien’s wet, warm, sticky hand hit your face?

“Ew what the fuck is that, ketchup or something? What’s on my face?!” Ha, ha, ha, but I then realized that it was what it was… I don’t know, I’ve probably had worse shit on my face. You win some, you lose some, ya know.. ha, ha.

Did that seem like justified payback for shitting in the bed of his truck?

“I made some poohs, made some poohs I didn’t mean to” — bitch Stewy. Quite possibly a little more so than I had imagined, ha, ha. They certainly got me back, that’s for sure. But if you ask me, that dump was fucking hilarious. I mean, I even ditched the napkins so there was just a perfect mystery log in the center of the bed, classic. How’s the thumb Damien? Bang. Zing. Zoom… too soon?

You know he lost his Team Manager job over that, too. You think that’s fair? Is life fair?

I didn’t know that. I don’t really think he should have lost it over that, it was just prank war shit — life is not fair.

Who do you skate the most with?

I skate with my “Gnar Mobile” friendos (Chris Dafick, Jay Cottrell, Sean Money, Mikey P, my brother).

Erik Stokley

Who do you most like to skate with?

Refer to answer above.

Best skates you’ve ever had?

VALOS… DURFF!!! Then m12s, then nothing.

Worst?

Deshis, USDs, Razors, Remz, everything that isn’t Valos.

How much money would it take to get you to do something really gross; like, I dunno, what is your money-whore threshold? We hung out in Amsterdam once. I’m gonna guess it’s pretty low.

Ha ha. AMSTERDAM! Those whores were top quaility i tell ya. What a great time. I don’t know, my friends and I usually don’t have money, so I do it for the love.

Erik Stokley

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done for money?

As I said before “friend,” ha, ha, nah… I don’t know, I do shit for free usually, or beer and pizza. If it was really fucked up I probably don’t remember it ’cause I like drinkin’.

When’s the next time folks’ll see you in a DVD or something like that?

Brandon Negrete and I are working on something super top-secret. I’ll certainly have clips in “4Life,” maybe a clip or two in the “Truth 2.” I don’t know… got anything you want me in?

Who’s doing it right in blading?

Gabriel Hyden; Chris Dafick!; Fish; Enanoh; Alex Broskow of course; Keaton Newsome is dope; Adam McManus; Bob Burnquist; Jeff Stockwell; Kevin Yee; Ross Kuhn… I don’t know, there are more but they escape me. Oh fuck, Jon Jon!

Favorite song?

The theme song to “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

Erik Stokley

Favorite thing about Jersey guidos?

Their muscles, fast hair, exquisite tans, just the way they act in general; fascinating people, really. Don’t forget fist-pumping, frolicking, lasagna, and their extremely attractive guidette companions (that last one was for real, I think they’re hot as shit).

Worst thing about a bar in Jersey?

I don’t go to bars here. LA was a different story ’cause they don’t card anyone. Ha, ha. But I wouldn’t want to go anyway, I’d rather shotgun beers with my buddies and be a big, obnoxious asshole listening to nonstop Motorhead.

Next time we’ll see you?

Tomorrow? Possible play date? I’ll ask my mom.

Later.

Salame!

Interview © 2009 ONE

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Greg King - Sunday, November 29th, 2009

nice.

andrewsmolak - Monday, November 30th, 2009

Erik Stokley is a real American badass.

wd - Monday, November 30th, 2009

Next time you’re in LA you need to hit up the Rainbow Room. I hear Lemmy from Motorhead still drinks there every day when he is not out on tour. ; )

rape your mother - Monday, November 30th, 2009

raping bitches and getting wasted is tight. B3000 and stokes homies for life on all you nigerian hoes

aaron peterson - Monday, November 30th, 2009

shotgunning a budweiser nice work

Matt Luda - Monday, November 30th, 2009

hell yeah stokes! just kickin wing bro. killer spiller.

Matt Moya - Monday, November 30th, 2009

Finally someone that’s not fucking lame.

rollerblade A - Monday, November 30th, 2009

glad to have a ya blading brughh1

Matt Moya - Monday, November 30th, 2009

Finally someone that’s not fucking lame.

And this thing is being a piece of shit so if I double post blame it on the computer.

alf - Monday, November 30th, 2009

Best dude ever. love shredding with this cat.

:bran^don: - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

REAL NICE…. interviews like this really make me happy to be a blader. he gave alot of the same answers i would in his shoes…

Sam Currie - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

most interesting thing i’ve ever read on this website by miles..it’s about time someone cum out with some good shit to say.

Jan Eric Welch - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Stokley is pretty badass. nice interview.

bballog - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

should have asked about his racism, but still pretty funny.

rape your mother - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

yeah bitch one more comment for good measure stokeley will rape your fucking family worldwide bitch fuck yo life nika

Michael Garlinghouse - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

stokley is wild.

Jeph Howard - Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Erik is so far off the charts. Had some wild times with this man.

Chris Wedman - Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

That was great. Blading needs more characters like this…

$ean Money - Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

who is this guy?

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