Manual Magazine

Talk Turkey Tuesday with Ilja Maran

Posted by Jake Mein on Tuesday July 31 2012

Photo: Bear Bridges.

D.O.B?
25/03/1991.

I popped out in?
Long Beach, California.

Currently I reside in?
Auckland, New Zealand.

Because?
It’s the only place I could get experience on a film set!

Sponsors?
Arcade Store.

Frontside 50-50. Photo: Bear Bridges.

Outside of skateboarding the bulk of my time is spent?
Filming, editing, Youtubing, or gripping on film sets.

One item you want for free but have to pay for?
Nothing’s free!

All time favourite cover?

Thrasher August 2012 cover.

Backside nosegrind. Photo: Bear Bridges.

Your go to Youtube clip?

One song for the rest of your life?

Vices?
Facebook.

Frontside boardslide. Photo: Bear Bridges.

What makes you nervous?
Handrails

Current set up details?
8” Arcade X Pass~Port deck, Raw Independent trucks, Skate Mental bearings, and Bones wheels.

Childhood memory?
Lurking the hood.

Backside tailslide. Photo: Bear Bridges.

Website?
Dead Pixel Productions.

Top five favourite skate nick names?
Dick Burrito, Lizard King, C.K. 1, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long, and The Boss.

What is one thing you can’t live without?
The passion.

Frontside shuvit. Photo: Bear Bridges.

5 Skate predictions for 2012?
1. Ryan Decenzo for S.O.T.Y.
2. A bigger and better Berrics.
3. Justin Bieber goes pro D.G.K. (for real).
4. Nyjah Huston wins Street League (again).
5. Crailtap raises the bar yet again with ‘Pretty Sweet’.

Image Gallery (7 Photos)

  1. Photo: Bear Bridges.
  2. Frontside 50-50. Photo: Bear Bridges.
  3. Backside nosegrind. Photo: Bear Bridges.
  4. Frontside boardslide. Photo: Bear Bridges.
  5. Backside tailslide. Photo: Bear Bridges.
  6. Frontside shuvit. Photo: Bear Bridges.