Recently Orlando Acosta stayed here in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of watching him demolish all that came in his path. Here’s a quick q&a with the man the myth the legend!
How are you?
I’M FINE, THANKS
How are you enjoying your stay in Los Angeles?
I’M HAVING A GREAT TIME, AND THE TIME IS RUNNING VERY FAST, I WANT
TO CHANGE MY FLIGHT TICKET TO STAY MORE HERE.
What have been your favorite spots so far on this trip?
I’ CAN´T CHOOSE CAUSE OF I LOVED ALL THE SPOTS I SKATED. I LOVED THE BIG AMOUNT OF DIFERENTS SPOTS AND SPENDING MY TIME WITH YOU, DANNY AND JOE
Tell us about you started skateboarding?
I STARTED TO SKATE IN 1988, MY FATHER GAVE ME A TYPICAL, SMALL
GUITAR OF THE CANARY ISLAND, BECAUSE HE WANTED ME TO LEARN TO
PLAY IT, BUT I CHANGED IT FOR AN OLD SKATEBOARD WITHOUT BRAND
WITH A CLASSMATE .
What is the biggest difference between skaters in the Canarias versus skaters in Los Angeles?
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, BUT THE CHANGE IS IN THE INDUSTRY AND MONEY.
IN THE PLACE THAT I LIVE IS VERY DIFICULT TO BE A PRO OR TO MAKE A
PROFIT OF SKATE, HERE SKATE IS ONLY FOR ENJOY.
I know you own a store in the Canarias, what is the name it and why did you start it?
THE NAME IS ZONA, I STARTED WITH MY FRIEND TONY IN 1996.
AT THIS TIME THERE WASN’T ANY SPECIALIZED SKATE SHOP IN LAS PALMAS.
FEW PEOPLE SKATED AT THIS TIME
Why are you so consistent at the skate park?
I ENJOY TO SKATE IN SKATEPARKS BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF FUN
(editors note: Orlando is a Beast and a machine everywhere, but put him in the park and it’s unbelievable)
When are you coming back to LA?
I WISH TO GO TO L.A. VERY NEAR FROM NOW, HOPEFULLY IN FEBRUARY,
AND STAY THERE DURING 2 MONTHS.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING AND I’M WAITTING FOR YOUR VISIT AT THE CANARY ISLAND