Jimmy Wilkins




What is your full name, your age, and where do you come from?
Jimmy Wilkins. I’m from Columbus, Ohio but living in San Diego

How long have you been skating?
I think about 13 years

Which skaters inspired you the most growing up, and which inspire you today?
Alex Perelson is definitely someone I’ve looked up to for a very long time. Sam Beckett and Chris Miller to name a couple more but the list could go on and on.

What does your perfect day look like?
Just skating with the homies.

What are you bumping on the jambox at a good session?
 I listen to a lot of different stuff so I don’t really care what’s playing as long as it’s loud.

How do you feel about Instagram/social media and skateboarding?
I can’t really get into it. I like watching edits and full lengths and looking at mags, just feels more like skateboarding to me.  I feel like its like quantity over quality when it comes to social media and I hate always being on my phone.

What is a bad habit you need to kick?

Favorite place skateboarding has taken you, and place you want to travel to the most?
I love Copenhagen and Japan. In both places the people rule, the skate scene rules, and the food rules.

How did you get your spot on Lakai?
I started getting shoes through Matt Milligan. He used to judge the Dew Tour vert contest and I think Mike Crum introduced me to him.

Who is your favorite Lakai rider, past or present?
I’m a huge Raven fan.

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t skating for a living?
Fuck I have no idea. I’d probably be wondering around aimlessly

Favorite thing about riding for Lakai?
Legendary company, best people.

Any last words?
Lakai or die