Zack Wallin on Vincent Alvarez:
How’s it been so far?
It’s been cool man. Kind of different going into a video knowing you’re going to share a part. This is the first time I’ve ever really done that.
Is it less pressure? More pressure?
Originally I thought it would be less but actually it has it’s own pressures too. You don’t want to let your buddy down that you’re sharing the part with.
Their stuff might be amazing too, and you’re just chilling?
(Laughs). Yeah. Fuck man, Vince is good. And he has a lot of cool unique tricks.
Vincent is probably the one guy you can be sure you won’t be trying the same tricks as at least. Oh yeah. He’s fast, tech, and unusual. His trick book is so rare. He catches me off guard sometimes. What videos and what parts first come to mind when you think of TWS videos?
So many. Cairo Foster in The Reason. I was just going through my old stash. I got a VHS copy of In Bloom right here. That video is incredible. Paul Rodriguez in that, Alex Gall, Chris Cole. Other parts that stand out of course are John Cardiel and Heath in Sight Unseen. Favorite shared skate part?
I just found this VHS. I got it right here. Destroying America (’01). Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein. Shared part/shared video.
Best real life duet?
Nancy & Frank Sinatra, “Something Stupid” (’67).
Favorite TWS video? In Bloom (’02).
Zack Wallin, frontside feeble. Los Gatos, CA. Photo: Wes Tonascia DUETS