Top 5: Tyron Ballantine

Tyron Ballantine made a name for himself when he won the 2006 Winterclash amateur contest after a memorable head2head battle. Quickly after, he got added to the Valo team, went on tour with them and got featured in their 2007 team video. From there it got a bit quiet around him and the chances to see him skate became rare. He didn’t like competing anymore and one can count Tyron’s video parts on one hand. But still his name got stuck in people’s minds and every once in a while he came back with a bang. Picking up Razors as a new sponsor or going on tour for Adrien Anne’s Anonyme DVD are just some examples.

Today, the trailer for Tyron’s BG.Worldwide VOD section got released and if you watched it already, you are probably just as excited as we are to see the full part on Monday. We shot him a few Top 5 questions to find out a bit more about the young man from Amsterdam. Take a look and get ready to download the full thing once it drops.


Interview: Johannes Jacobi
Photos: Jonathan Labez

Top 5 reasons to take breaks from blading
– Not motivated
– Bad weather
– Work
– Study
– Ex girlfriend

Top 5 things to do besides blading
– Party
– Work
– Crossfit
– Music
– Chillin whit the homies

Top 5 things about the USA
– Good people
– Perfect spots
– Good food
– Weather in Cali is always good
– Cheap gas

Top 5 words to describe Erick Rodriguez
– Stoner
– Hospitable
– Humor
– Motivation
– Big bro

Top 5 tricks in your upcoming section
– Wallride
– Backslide kinkrail
– Royal drop ledge
– Ao Top Acid
– Topsoul kinkrail

Top 5 things people don’t know about you
– I am sober for one year
– I had a motorcycle accident
– My dad is a five times world champion in kickboxing
– I lost my license 3 times
– Got my own apartment now

Top 5 words to describe yourself
– Honest
– Happy
– Hard worker
– Strong
– Fanatic


Top 5 things about Amsterdam?
– Nice girls
– Good parties
– Museums
– Bikes
– Canals

Top 5 worst things about Amsterdam?
– The weather
– Police
– Racism
– No indoor skatepark
– Traffic

Top 5 things about girls
– Eyes
– Booty
– Boobs
– Small feet
– Fit

Top 5 ways to annoy you
– Lie
– The weather
– Bad food
– Bikes in Amsterdam
– Getting injured while filming for a section

Top 5 worst things about traveling
– Delays
– Long flights
– Luggage lose
– No smoking
– Little sleep

Top 5 best things about traveling
– Freedom
– Meeting new people
– Different spots
– Chilling at a beach
– Food


Top 5 bladers of all time
– Jon Julio
– Aaron Feinberg
– Franky Morales
– Chris Haffey
– Edwin Wieringh

Top 5 favorite bladers when you were 13
– Alex Broskow
– Jon Julio
– Brandon Campbell
– Julian Bah
– Murda

Top 5 movies
– City of God
– Columbiana
– Manche to society

Top 5 things to worry about
– No job
– No money
– War

Top 5 worst injuries
– Broke my wrist
– Cracked shin
– Falling on your tailbone


Top 5 items to take on tour
– Phone
– Money
– Enough jeans
– T-shirts
– Socks

Top 5 worst jobs
– Scaffolder
– Meat factory
– Window cleaner

Top 5 best jobs
– F16 pilot
– Firefighter
– Diver
– Parachute teacher
– Any job at the beach


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