our fellow friend nick ceglia helps runs this awesome site. check out marshalls interview, and dont forget about his art/photo show at de this friday off bloomfield ave.
BILL MARSHALL 2009.01.22
Bill Marshall is a machine. Seriously. Take him to any spot and he'll figure out a way to skate it. Ledges, stairs, rails (although he claims he hates them), ditches -- you name it, Bill will be shredding, and probably with a smile on his face too. Plain and simple, Bill really likes riding his skateboard. Whether he's filming a trick or skating flat in his kitchen, Bill is having a good time doing it.
Name, age, hometown, sponsors?
My name is William Joseph Marshall IV, and I'm a 22 year old living in good ol' Montclair, NJ. I ride for NJ Skateshop, Foundation skateboards (flow), eS footwear (flow), Destructo trucks, Innes clothing (flow), and Boner Bolts.
How long have you been skating for?
I believe I first started skateboarding around the turn of the millenium, so almost 8 years.
What got you into skating? Looking back on it, it's kinda funny. My friend was watching the Shorty's video, Fulfill the Dream, when I came over to hang one day. From then on, I knew I wanted to skateboard. That Muska, gotta love him.
If you could only have one trick for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Three Sixty Flip, 3 flip, tre flip, tre bomb, Spread Eagle -- that one pretty much fer life.
What's it like riding for one of the best shops on the east coast? Totally sweet, brah. Endless thanks to Chris, Steve, and Troy.
What's been your favorite place you've traveled to skate?
San Francisco was the most amazing city to skate. Now don't get me wrong, I love the east coast and the skateboarding that's bred here, but SF was made for us. Even going to spots was an adventure -- hills and little bumps everywhere you look. Go there if you ever get the opportunity.
What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I will definitely still be skateboarding if my body is still functioning the way I want it to. I'll probably settle down with my lovely lady friend, Stephanie and travel as much as possible while looking for the right place to live. Hopefully, this college thing I have going leads to a job in the film/video industry as well.