I came out here to make a statement
I was excited to win because I can finally drive my new truck. I feel like I'm skating amazing and I'm in my prime right now. It's so fun. I'm so lucky. It's crazy to be able to do this.
[Sheckler spit out frontside feebles and back smiths on the flat rail, big kickflips both ways, and, of course, his patented] Sheck-lair ... You look up to everybody. All these guys are my heros, and then here I am skating right there next to them all the time. It's rad.
I wanted to come out here and let people know how strong a skater I am. I'm excited about next year. I just hope it's as much fun as this year.
This is something I've always wanted to do- to skate through a part of New York City that thousands of people ride through every week, feeling the energy of one of the original stomping grounds of street skating.
For me, skateboarding is a lifestyle. I really don't know anything different. My life revolves around skating. If I wasn't a professional skateboarder, I'd still be skating every day.
My life path has been a blessing and a great learning experience. Skateboarding is my passion and I don't see that changing. When I'm not skating, I love to surf. I'm open to the new experiences and opportunities.
Every time somebody calls me out or tries to start something, it's motivation.
Whatever sport you choose, do it because you love it, and don't expect to be an expert first thing. It takes time to do well at anything, but if you love it, you'll stick with it.
If you go out there and your main purpose is to get a sponsor, then it's not gonna work. Just go out there and have fun. That's how I got sponsored.
I just want to keep things going. I just love testing myself.