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Not Welcome: Nolan Johnson Q&A

Scram earth skii

With the new Welcome video, Fetish, currently on computer screens the world over we thought it would be interesting to see what some of the O.G riders were up to these days. We hit up Nolan Johnson, the guy credited by some as being behind the idea for the brand, to see what he’s been up to. Nolan responded in his own unique way, read on to learn about Scram Skates, his favourite invert variations and more. Dolp planet!

What went on at Welcome to cause all the original guys to leave?

I don’t think of it much. Too many sickii things to do for Scram!

Logan Devlin has written about how you “had more to do with the conception of Welcome than anybody.” Do you feel this way too?

I don’t know, I just put in my input everyday, and eventually it wasn’t wanted. So scram earth skii… <3

“Timeless, surreal, rare, pure love, and no authorities.”

Do you know why they deleted those videos of the original team – the H.A.K.A.S tour etc.?

No.

What are Logan, Kody, Sammy and those guys up to now?

Logan and Kody live in a dope skater house with lil ramp in the living room… Kody and I have been working on some art and shape ideas – Scram dogonit earth skii <3… Sam has been skatin a bunch and taking care of his lil baby kiddo, taking some amazing photos and helping layout some computer things for Scram. Lukas and the others live under Max’s dolp ramp and are peacin out on skate trips all the time all over.

Dropping in during the All City Showdown 2015. via. Thrasher

When did you decide to start Scram? Did you know you wanted to do something yourself as soon as you’d left Welcome?

I think Scram’s always been with us under all different names like sorcery,  just nipples, a//flux, and now Scram. I’ve always had the lil’ edits with friends and thats what I really love to do. Create things with like minded orbs.

What vision of skateboarding does Scram represent?

Timeless, surreal, rare, pure love, and no authorities.

Do you do the graphics yourself?

I drew some of them and used friends art as well, I lay them out on computer but don’t know programs super well.

“I like kickin’ it with Craig Questions, dolp orb… he has my front teeth.”

Are you giving anyone boards at the minute? Who’s getting you hyped to skate? 

Yes I’m trying to at least… I’m hyped on all da skaterz… the last cool thing that got me stoke was Max Holbien’s FS air in the giant ship frame I saw all over Instagram recently, it was the coolest looking thing…

Any interest in the boards selling in Europe?

Si dolp planet!

Are you into Blast Skates?

The pacman guy is so sickii… so yes.

You’re friends with Craig Questions, right? Any good stories?

I like kickin’ it with him dolp orb… he has my front teeth.

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A few less serious questions now:
Your top 5 invert variations?

All the variations are rad! 

1 – Phillips style 

2 – Sad to Straight Leg

3 – Genie

4 – Fingerfliped

5 – Andrechts are the coolest ones of my fave list: that pic of Chris Miller doing one like a crooked cop tweak!

Have you ever had a nature shit and used that towel thing you used to wear to wipe your arse?

I mostly only poop at home. Skate trips get weird… I’ve never used it for that noway nasty 🙂

“Love ‘n’ anarchii…!”

How’s your dog doing?

So slick she’s the best. We’ve been eating more healthy…

Does Capitalism destroy everything?

Love ‘n’ anarchii…!

What plans, projects, and/or hopes do you have for the New Year?

Lots of stuff forming and lined up we’ll see what happens <3 thankskii

Caveman boardslide combo from Pleasuredome.

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