North & South America
Athlete Street Freeride
Tony is new to the team roster and he immediately made an impact with the vibe he brings with his skating. His style of skating is innovative and fresh as he shreds the park, street, or just casually rolling down the street.
Name: Tony Woodland
Date of birth: May 13, 1990
Current Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Skating Since: 2000
Current Skate Setup: Blank SK / TWISTER XT
Explain the feeling you had the first time you put on skates.
When I first put on a pair of skates I felt extremely excited. I remember asking for a them for Christmas. I had already been reading books on aggressive skating from my school library, needless to say I was pumped.
What is your inspiration to keep skating?
I draw inspiration from so many different things. There's an abundance of ways skating can be done, and perceived. Seeing a new skatepark, street spot, a video part, etc. are some things that inspire me to skate!
We truly believe skating makes a better world. How do you think skating makes the world a better place?
In my opinion skating just makes you happy. It’s hard to skate upset or with a frown. With that being said like any other act of expressing happiness and joy, it’s contagious. We all can agree any place is better with jubilant people around.
How do you keep progressing and reinventing yourself?
Skating like any other sport has no cap on progression. I choose to perfect what I do best and what makes me happy when it comes to skating. I stay true to what I know and what I enjoy, and I respect my limits.
What’s the most helpful tip you want to share with any skater?
Do what you love and love what you do!
Imagine a world filled with animals who can skate. If you could be any of those animals what would you be and why?
I would be a horse. Imagine how fast and powerful that thing would be!