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Austin Stephens
Austin Stephens
Rider Since:
Home Town: Corona, California
Resides: Long Beach
DOB: August 21st, 1980
Sponsors: Toy Machine, RVCA, Dekline, Toy Machine wheels, Furnace
Bio: I bought my first skateboard when I was thirteen with the money I had saved that summer working in the corn fields of a small town in Illinois. Soon after that my dad's job moved us to Corona, California where I started skating every day. After a few odd jobs and a few odd sponsors, I ended up skating for and working at Active Ride Shop. I made a couple of sponsor-me tapes and gave one to Emerica and one to Toy Machine. Both companies put me on a flow program for a while eventually turning my amatuer in 1998. My first pro boards came out in 2002. Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel all over the U.S. and Europe just skating and learning along the way.

Read this: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, Wisdom of the Heart by Henry Miller, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo, Bible, Tao Te Che, Dharmapada

See This: Welcom to Hell-Toy Machine, Mouse-Girl, Harold and Maude, Amelie, O'Brother Where Art Thou, Don't Look Back-Bob Dylan Documentary, No Direction Home-Bob Dylan Documentary, Led Zeppelin DVD, Fans Only-Belle and Sebastian DVD, Woodstock Documentary

Hear This: Every Bob Dylan Album, Every Belle and Sebastian Album, Led Zeppelin-I, II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti; Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, High Tides and Green Grass, Exile on Main Street; Robert Johnson-King of the Delta Blues

Eat This: Whatever works for you.

Skate This: Everything