Right, some quickfires. Who’s your favourite skater?
Bob Burnquist, definitely. As a kid he was one of those dudes who ripped the vert so hard. And he did this one trick that was like half cab blunt, and then half cab back in the other way, it’s incredible. I think he’s a gee. I mean I don’t know the dude but his skateboarding’s incredible.
Favourite skate part?
Tony Hawk’s ‘Sync’, with the doubles. As a kid watching him on the telly, Tony Hawk would just rip, so to see a video part like that was cool.
What’s the best place to buy fruit in London?
Depends how well you know the fruit guy. Every fruit guy’s getting it roughly the same bulk buying, but you need to know the guy. My guy’s alright, he’s a reliable source. En route to Lidl – box of mangoes for a pound. Twelve mangoes, for one pound. Man I could do with some mangoes out here…
What are you eating out there?
My dream mix. If I could die and wake up in a pond, or like in desert land, it’d be the curries we’ve been eating at Raja’s place. Butter paneer massala, pakora… Ah the dhal out here’s so good! I fell asleep before dinner and the guy’s didn’t wake me up, I was like “I’m coming out to eat the monkey eggs.”
We call ‘em monkey eggs [giggles, drifts off, no further explanation]… Have you heard about the mega mix?
You mean the famous fruit and nut mix? Yeah, what’s your recipe?
I actually drew a man, and every part of him was a different part of the megamix. I think he consisted of bananas, coconut, Oreos, Kit Kat, cashews, almonds, raisins, dried apricots and a biscuit dust, occasionally.