Joe Atkinson has been tearing up the UK scene for years. After a spell riding for USD Joe has recently signed for Shima Skate Manufacturing’s Second Blood team. No doubt you will be seeing a lot more of Joe in the coming months. We caught up with the Laced Series Best Trick winner for a little insight. Full Name: Joe Atkinson Age: 19 Blading since: As long as i remember Born in: Pontefract north east England Currently living in: Everywhere Sponsors: SSM, Eulogy Wheels, Create Original frames, Loco, KingCrow Bearings Setup: SSMs, OG frames Flat setup, Eric Bailey wheels KingCrow bearings and Trust liners Cushty! With a slight whiff of dog shit coming from the back wheel. Relationship status: One night stands Favorite band: Crazy Horse, BJM, The Velvet Underground Worst band: I’d be here all day Favorite food: Jerk Chicken Worst food: Chicken arsehole casserole, Neil Ingals specialty Favorie city: London Worst city: Liverpool Best trip in 2011: Too many to say but Bestival and Barcelona were RAG’O Next trip: Trying to hit up Pakistan and San Fran this year, apart from that fuck knows. Next video part you’re filming for: The VOID, Rollcam, and working on some side projects also.