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

Photographs by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

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…

Photograph by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag

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.

About The Author

Ryan Loewy
Chief Photo Editor | Staff Photographer | Staff Writer

Ryan Loewy is Be-Mag's chief photo editor, a staff photographer and a staff writer. He is currently based in New York City and has been photographing, writing and producing stories on rollerblading for almost a decade.