LOCATION: Chicago, IL
OCCUPATION: Illustrator, rock poster artist (JustinSantora.com)
Where do you like skating? Chicago (and suburbs) Montreal, Cream City skatepark (Butler, WI), Krush skatepark (Tinley Park, IL)
Why did you go Veg? I went vegan because I was no longer able to pretend I didn’t feel the same empathy for animals we associate with food as I do with companion animals like dogs and cats. Choosing to limit my contribution to animal exploitation/suffering by leaving animal products off my plate for good is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What is your favorite thing to skate and why? I can’t pick just one, but one of my all time favorite things to skate are DIY barrier spots. When properly cemented into a tight quarter pipe, they are some of the most challenging and satisfying things I have ever ridden.
I’ll also always love round flatbars. Some people say they’re not into round bars, but I think they’re more fun. Locking into a long 50-50 on one is among my favorite feelings.
What shoe are you skating in now? Right now, I’ve got a pair of ES Edgars in maroon. They’re made of a pretty durable canvas, and the color is super nice.
Or just say whatever you want about skating Veg…
Go skateboarding, build a ramp, start a band, create something. Help others. Skateboarding is ours. Don’t let anyone take it away.