Alex Tongue Daddies Board Shop Team Rider
Well… when I was seven I got my first street board. I knew after about 2 days that I wanted to be a pro skateboarder. I progressed my skating up until I turned about 14 when I stopped skating and started playing guitar. That lasted about two year before I started to skate again, but this time it was with a longboard. For the past four years I have been progressing my skating as much as I can. In 2011 I was ranked #4 in the IGSA world cup tour, and just recently won the first world cup of the 2012 season. When I’m not skating I enjoy travelling around, hanging out with friends, rock climbing, and doing nothing, but skating is pretty much the biggest thing in my life.
How did you get into wood-pushing?
I started to skate thanks to my parents that bought me a skateboard one day for no reason, but I started to longboard because my older brother let me borrow his board.
Where is your favorite place to skate?
Home. Happy Valley, OR has the raddest hills and it’s where I feel most comfortable skating. If anyone comes to Portland, make sure you stop by Happy Valley so you can skate the good stuff.
Who are your favorite skaters?
My favorite skaters would have to be K-Rimes for his racing abilities, James Kelly for his style, Bucky Lasek because he rad, and anyone who pushes me when we ride together.
Between a bear, dragon, and a shark, which one would you fight and why?
A dragon. That would be the most interesting thing to fight for sure.
What is your current board setup?
Stalk It prototype board, These Wheels, InHeat sfor racing, Baluts for freerideing, Aera trucks, Venom bushings, and whatever bearings I can get my hands on.
What is your favorite food?
I’m going to be real original and say pizza and/or spaghetti.
Who are your current sponsors?
Daddies, Stalk It Longboards, Aera Trucks, These Wheels, and Darkspeed Concepts.
What is your favorite trick?
Depends on what you classify as a “trick.” I really like shredding rails though.
Why do you like to ride for Daddies Board Shop?
Daddies has been around for a long time, and has done so much to support the community around the world. I am stoked to be able to support a company that has done so much for longboarding.
What are your thoughts on zombies?
When we finally do have a zombie apocalypse, I’m pretty sure that the world will turn to panic. I’m hoping that I can make it a bit humorous though like the movie Zombie Land or Shaun of the Dead.