ALABAMA NATIVE PHILIP MOORE GIVES US HIS PICK OF THE LITTER

X Grind – Berkley, California – Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

Introduction by Ryan Loewy

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Philip Moore has some fancy feet. Continuously making a name for himself, the Birmingham, Alabama native continues to make waves while currently residing in Oakland, CA. With a pro wheel from Sic Wheels released last year, along with a full lengther section released not to long ago, we felt it fitting to ask Phil some of his Top 5…

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Top Five Most Played Songs on Spotify

– Anything by Frank Ocean

– Blood Orange’s Negro Swan

– Travis Scott – “Yosemite”

– Gunna – “Sold Out Dates” ( feat. Lil Baby )

– How Did This Get made? Podcast

– KIDS SEE GHOSTS

Top 5 Ways To Annoy Me

– Stepping on my shoes

– Wet mouth sounds

– People with big egos that take up too much space

– Intense food smells in confined spaces

– racism

Parallel 180 – Berkley, California – Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

 

Top 5 Means Of Inspiration

– My Parents

– Daniel Ogbogu

– Music

– Therapy

– GUMBY

Top 5 Skaters  ( Current Day )

Gav Drumm

Sean Keane

Jordan Williams

Julian Garcia

Leon Humphries

Negative Makio – Oakland, California – Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

Top 5 Skaters ( All Time )

TJ Webber

Micah Yeager

Nick Riggle

– Dustin Latimer

Dominic Sagona

Top 5 Ways To Prep For A Sesh

– Stretch

– Watch some edits for motivation

– Be confused in a group text

– Lounge with my dog oliver

– Roast

True Negative Misfit – Oakland, California – Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

Top 5 places To Go in 2018

– Well the years almost done but…. King of Cleveland is this Saturday

Blade Cup/Blading Cup in Santa Ana

Lux Street Open in San Jose

– Possibly Australia for christmas with my wife

– Skating with my friends

Top 5 Places To Eat In California (Bay Area)

– Nicks Pizza Oakland

– True Burger

– Market Hall Bakery

– Smokehouse

– Nicks Pizza Oakland

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Top 5 Items to Bring When Skating

– Allen Keys ( at least 2 but maybe one of those tiny ones, just in case… )

– Extra Socks

– Wax

– Water

– Flowers

Top 5 Best Things About Traveling

– Meeting new people

– Clothing

– New pizza

– New and interesting forms of racism

– New perspectives

Negative Top Acid – Oakland, California – Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

Top 5 People I Look Up To Outside of Skating

– Ta-nehisi Coates

– My parents

– My wife

– Colin Kaepernick

– James Baldwin

Top 5 Worst Injuries

– Broken big toe

– 2 broken ribs

– Really really swollen knees

– Legs that people think have leprosy(lots of scars)

– Badly sprained ankle

Top 5 Things To Do Outside Blading

– Work with kids (some skating, some not )

-Watch bad movies

– Thrift (I’m original)

-Eat ice cream

– Podcast ?

 

Portrait by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

Philip Moore lives and works in Oakland, California. He’s been skating for almost 20 years. You can follow him on Instagram here.