S. Ami: Where are you from originally?
Coop: Born in Washington, raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for 14 years now though.
What you been up to lately?
Just skating everyday, working on an interview with Seu Trinh(photographer) and dodging raindrops.
I was sceptical at first--- Duffs has been around forever but they seemed to have faded away over the last few years. But I kept talking to them and they have some good shoes in the works and a solid crew over there, as well as a cool team.
How did this happen?
I got an email from this Nigerian Prince and we took it from there. It's gonna pay off big time!
Does this mean you could be coming to the UK anytime soon?
Hopefully, I love it there. Nothing like a proper English breakfast.
Is there a new Almost video in the works? I heard you and Haslam were shooting something?
Yep, we have begun filming a dramatic epic entitled "Love is a Battlefield". Haslam and I are the leading roles.
Any European trips this summer?
I'm not sure, I haven't really made any plans yet. I do want to spend a lot of the summer out of L.A. though for sure, hopefully go to S.F. or Portland at least.
How about '08 - did you have a good one? What were your favourite trips?
I was just reminiscing about this the other day actually--- I didn't think I'd done much travelling last year but I did go to a lot of rad places. Went to Australia and Haslam, Torey, and I all stayed at Lewis Marnell's house for like a month--- and from there we even went to Tasmania, then after that I went on a solo mission to see a friend in Vanuatu--- the whole trip was amazing.
Tim Sanderson - Are we gonna see more of the dude at the Almost Corp?
Yeah maybe but he's a pretty expensive spokesman and there's a recession on bro...
What's your set up these days?
3 websites to visit?
3 spots to skate?
Tony's ramp in Fallbrook, EMB, Del Mar skate ranch
3 skate videos to watch?
Mind Field is pretty radical, Bag of Suck, Now 'n' Later
3 women to take a second look at?
3 tricks to make in a line?
Bail, Slam ,Early grab