What is your full name, your age, and where do you come from? Simon Bannerot, 18, Enumclaw Washington
How long have you been skating? 14 years
Which skaters inspired you the most growing up, and which inspire you today? Tony Hawk trick tips , Marius Syvanen, Stevie Perez, Yonnie Cruz, Tyler “Manchild” Pacheco, Gilbert Crocket in Mystery “Black and White” vid I grew up on that!
What does your perfect day look like? Sleep in, cook some farm fresh eggs with avocado and Sriracha on toast, link with homies, go skate some transition, go skate some street, eat a good dinner, go to a view or a chill spot and drink some beers.
What are you bumping on the jambox at a good session? A Tribe called quest, Nas, some Bone Thugs, Barrington Levy, Big L, anything on the shuffle that keeps the hype goin’.
How do you feel about Instagram/social media and skateboarding? Pretty burnt haha
What is a bad habit you need to kick? Using up my family’s data
Favorite place skateboarding has taken you, and place you want to travel to the most? New York! I would love to go skate Thailand, I heard they got some dope insects!
How did you get your spot on Lakai? 35th Ave (Dave Waite) and Wheatley (Daniel) had been homies for a while and I think Wheat must’ve seen some footage and sent a box or two. Then we all met up in Seattle while Chocolate was on KOTR, but then just skating with the crew in LA just skating having fun goin’ on hella sick trips. I’m not sure I think that’s how it all worked out haha
Who is your favorite Lakai rider, past or present? That’s a hard fuckin’ question haha Stevie, Vincent, and Yonnie currently but shit Pappalardo, Carroll, Howard fuck man everyone is so inspirational and unique!
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t skating for a living? Shit doin’ the same exact thing just scrounging change and scavenging food!
Favorite thing about riding for Lakai? Being a part of such a rad family everyone has each other’s backs!
Any last words? How do u circumcise a hillbilly? Kick his sister in the jaw! Hahaha