Catching Up With Blake Bishop
The all new LTD Blake Bishop 145 at the #BTownCompound. Photo: Derek Davis
How did you find out about your first collab board with slingshot and Buywake?
Derek Davis from Ambush/BuyWake called me while I was in Australia and told me on my 18th birthday. It’s probably the best birthday present I have ever gotten, haha. I can’t thank BuyWake and Slingshot enough for making a board with my name on it.
What’s your favorite part about the board?
The color way and graphic we’re a perfect combination and the Shredtown base is my favorite. The Shredtwon base is so good and different than the rest of the boards so combining my favorite base and shape made for everything I could ask for in a board. Also, Windsor is one of my best friends so to have my name on his board shape that I usually ride was super cool. I was staying with Windsor in Australia at the time I found out so it was super cool.
What are your plans for the summer?
Jamboree is at the end of this month and I got an invite to it so I am super hyped on that. It’s the best rail contest in America all year so that will be fun. Then I am going to Fise right after that in France and then hopefully spend some time in Europe after the contest. There are so many good cable parks over there I want to hit. I also have the #BTownCompound which is my private System 2.0 that I have been working on building new stuff at which will be fun to ride and shoot on when I am home. The VWC crew is also working on The Coalition Movie so I am working on filming my first full part which will be out at the end of the season. It’s going to be a busy summer riding in contest and shooting but it’ll be fun.
Any new things happening at your park?
So much stuff is happening at my park right now. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have been up to this winter building and completely re-desiging the park. I wan’t to try and keep it a secret until we can film and put out legit video and photos from the park.
Favorite trick to do on the wall right now?
I think toe side back 5 into the wall is my favorite right now. Or switch back lip on the top has been fun lately. The possibilities are really endless and it helps you become more comfortable on other rails and winching hitting a wall like that. Nose grab Front three is a fun one too that I have been doing a lot lately.
Remember to sign up to try and win 1 of 10 of Blake Bishop new collab board with BuyWake and Slingshot. They are sold out everywhere else so this is the only way to get your hands on one of these limited boards.