Brandon Fields’ Skateboard
“My name is Brandon Fields, but my friends call me “FiveO”. I’m not a professional skateboarder, but I created this blog so I’ll do what I want.” – FiveO
I remember playing at the playground when one of my friends mentioned there was going to be a skateboard demo at a nearby backyard ramp. I knew absolutely nothing about skateboarding but it sounded like fun. We hopped on our BMX bikes and off we rode. What happened next would change my life forever. My friends and I, a couple of 10 year old kids, spent hours at this skate ramp watching these guys ride a 16′ wide monstrosity called a half pipe. I’d never seen anything like it. Guys dropping in on skateboards and launching themselves in the air and coming back down intact. It looked freaking awesome! These professional skateboarders were kids themselves at the time, probably no older than 18 years of age. One of the riders was a skater named Lester Kasai. After seeing skateboarding for the first time that day, I knew in my heart that I wanted to be a skateboarder.
About 5 years ago I decided to take up skateboarding after a long hiatus away. Living in NorCal lends itself to many world class skate parks, ramps and backyard bowls. I’ve been very fortunate to become good friends with many of the skaters in this area and really couldn’t ask for anything more. I’ve skated with some of the legends I used to look up to as a kid.
About 2 years ago, I actually got to meet Lester on my first trip to the Vans Combi Pool. I introduced myself and told him the story of how he had inspired me to take up skateboarding. It was truly a humbling experience.
This is Brandon Fields’ skateboard. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
|Deck||Weirdo Grinder Monkey Deck – 9.125″ x 32.875″ (15.5″ Wheelbase)|
|Trucks||Independent Trucks Stage 11 Hollow LTD Grosso 159′s – Black, Med Loose|
|Wheels||Bones SPF Schroeder Odin Green Wheels – 58mm|
|Bearings||Bones Swiss Bearings|
|Bushings||Bones Hardcore Bushings – 91A White/Yellow|
|Grip||Mob Grip Tape – Black|
|Pads||187 Killer Pads – Custom Pro|
|Helmet||PRO-TEC Classic Helmet|
|Shoes||Supra Jim Greco|
|Socks||Chivaz Under the Bridge|