What is your full name, your age, and where do you come from?
Tyler Pacheco, 21, Saugus CA
How long have you been skating?
Which skaters inspired you the most growing up, and which inspire you today?
Sagan Lockhart, Dan B, Brandon Thompson NOW Jake Johnson, Gino Iannucci, and Louie Barletta
What does your perfect day look like?
As long as I’m around a jam box it’s pretty perfect
What are you bumping on the jambox at a good session?
Lately Jeru the Damaja, A Tribe Called Quest, David Bowie, Queen Bohemian Rhapsody will set shit on fire no questions
How do you feel about Instagram/social media and skateboarding?
I’m a victim but we’re on our way to being as dead as hip-hop. Now there’s a new trick every week along with a clothing style that everyone has to learn and wear the same outfit. Every skateboarder can show you how cool they are and how big of a following they have hence all these board companies starting cause everyone can do it themselves now days. Everyone has a new favorite skater or company every week. If you were really a skateboarder before social media it was a beautiful thing. You had to go to your local skate shop and buy a video, skate home, call every one of your friends and you guys would have your own video premiere. That was the video you watched everyday to get stoked to skate for the next year or until your friends bought another vid. You fell in love with the style and image each skater portrayed in their video part. That was the company you were a loyal customer to because you wanted to be like the dude you saw in the video. I’ve completely lost that in this era. I don’t even watch skate videos anymore. I just listen to music.
What is a bad habit you need to kick?
Favorite place skateboarding has taken you, and place you want to travel to the most?
Nicaragua. Hope to make it to Spain soon
How did you get your spot on Lakai?
I invited myself on the Stay Flared trip and it somehow worked out
Who is your favorite Lakai rider, past or present?
Fuck that’s hard cause everyone’s been sick as fuck. Vincent Alvarez, Stevie Perez, Yonnie Cruz, Anthony Pappalardo, Cairo Foster, Danny Garcia, JB Gillet
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t skating for a living?
Scraping quarters out of all my friends’ couches I stay on
Favorite thing about riding for Lakai?
All my friends and looking down at my feet and seeing the Flare
Any last words?