Vegetable Shredder – Vernon Laird

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Name: Vernon Laird

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Occupation: Bones Bearings Team Manager

Where do you like skating? Love Park

Why did you go Veg? A combination of things. A lot of the hardcore bands in the late 80’s and early 90’s had songs about vegetarianism and animal rights. So I guess I was paying attention to the lyrics and not only just hyped on the sound of the music.

There would always be people at shows handing out information about vegetarianism and animal rights so I was a sponge soaking it all up. A girl in my biology class gave a speech about how it was wrong to dissect frogs. All of that happened pretty much the same week when I was 16 in the 10th grade and all my friends were going veg!

Vegan Skateboarder Vernon Laird

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What is your favorite thing to skate and why? I don’t really have a favorite thing to skate. I guess if I had to say something, it would be street. I just get enjoyment from the second I step on my board and push down the street. I like to skate everything, but street is the most accessible. It brings a smile to face and all my friends notice how happy I get when I’m skating. I usually have a stupid smile on my face the whole time. I think when I was younger and “trying” to get sponsored I would stress out over tricks, throw my board, etc. Now I just don’t take it so serious and skate for the reason I started in the first place, because it’s fun. When it stops becoming fun, that’s the only time I will stop. But as I get older, it’s the only fun thing I have in my life so I don’t know if I will ever stop because it becomes more fun everyday!

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What shoe are you skating in now? Nike SB Stefan Janoski Black Canvas.


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