This week Beauty out of Babylon is proud to present one of the most charismatic chaplains of concrete I have ever had the honor of shredding with, Albuquerque New Mexico's own Sebastian Jackson. Sebastian represents all of the most positive qualities that have sewn this community together. Dude is generous with his local knowledge of spots, friendly to all new brothers and sisters he encounters, and just throws off a really great aura. Beyond all of this, he knows how to tackle a hill.
"Sea Bass" shares a view on skateboarding similar to those expressed on this website and is dedicated to the advancement of skateboarding in that previously mentioned positive direction. We were able to get up with the man the myth the legend himself, and ask him a few quick quandaries about life, food, and yes skateboarding too.
Where are you from?
My name is Sabastian Jackson, I come from from the projects of Long Branch, New Jersey. Now I consider the Land of Enchantment my home. The past ten years (half of my life so far) of my life have been here and it feels like it's been an eternity but eternity has been great.
How many years have you been plankboarding?
I've been skating for three years but it wasn't up until last year that I began to concentrate on improving my skill. Right now I'm in a freeride phase... everything about sliding is appealing and I'm only getting better and faster. However toesides are a beech because they don't look as steezy as my heelsides but with time I'll iron that wrinkle out.
Whats yer favorite spot?
Don't get wrong when I say this Albuquerque doesn't have many spots, by that I mean you won't find much like Tuna around Albuquerque but New Mexico has a lot of great spots.The only issue being is the size of New Mexico. If I remember correctly it's the third largest state in the union. There's literally a lot to explore, and lo grade pavement is just the cherry on top. I practice on this sexy little spot called Cedaroo. Its a rad freeride spot because they don't call it the Northeast Heights for nothing.
What is you're go to post shred snack/meal?
After a chill session , my metabolism is on fire lol and a good piece of fruit does the trick, so yeah, stereotype aside give me a watermelon and I quench that fire lol
What tunes are you shredding to right now?
We all have beliefs in music and a lot of people especially my age will defend it to the death. Music isn't that big of a deal unless you can relate to someone with it so to anyone that disses on a artist I hope you learn to appreciate all forms of music before it's too late. Whenever I'm competing I love to get amped so Electronic dance music really does it for me, whenever I'm practicing on Cedar I need to relax so music like "Truck Out There" by London PM hits my sweet spot but I'll listen to whatever sounds right.
What would be you're dream skate trip be?
I want to skate wherever James Kelly is right now and that 15 min raw run of Pilloni is one to die for, I dream that I'll be skating mountainous regions in Europe and Asia
Lastly I gotta say this. I made the mistake of not skating for myself for the first two years I was at this, it took me a visit to flatland New Jersey to realize who I am skating for. Have fun and learn homie, not just with skating but life. I ride a Bombsquad Agent Orange but not for long... I'm about that limited edition Madrid Havoc. Now I'm on my way to blow money on a setup I worked stupid hours for. This lifestyle man... I'm not sure if it's so fun it's addictive or that because it's so addictive it's fun. Shout out to my Duke City Bombers, Eric J Martinez, James Tracey, Steven Halliburton, Applesauce and Josh Dunn for the spotlight. Appreciate it brotha.
Right on man. I couldn't have said it better myself...
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