Video by Aleks Lewandowski
Interview by Aleks LewandowskiName?Gantry HillAge?22Years skating?About 7 or 8 years nowWhere are you from?I grew up in the San Fernando Valley:Granada Hills.So what's a typical day like in the valley?Well, lately the routine has been looking like this:my brother Garrett and I get a wake up call pretty early from Aleks Lewandowski. We meet up at his house and get starbucks or jamba juice, which is where we usually decide where to go skate. From there we'll head out and skate until it gets dark. If everyone's feeling up for it, we'll go out and light some spots up. That's what usually ends up happening. When I get home, I'll play the guitar (or guitar hero) for a bit, watch some Curb Your Enthusiasm, and fall asleep.Who do you skate with?Garrett, Aleks Lewandowski, Jimmy Carlin, Brett Mielke, Sean Bolis, and Vic Zanoni.So you ride for active skate shop, how did that come about?My friend was riding for the Valencia shop and introduced me to some of the dudes up there. We got along real well and it seemed like a cool idea to ride for them and they were down. I'm psyched on the shop!Your brother (Garrett Hill) just turned pro for zero, right?Yep! I'm so psyched for him, man. He's put in so much effort and hard work and I think the timing was perfect for Zero to turn him pro. We had a big party for him the other night at our friend's house. It was rad! Go buy his board, kids!You guys have a really awesome relationship, How is it skating with each other?It's great:Garr's the raddest dude to skate with! A lot of our friends who we grew up with didn't really get along with their brothers or just had different interests and kinda went their separate ways. Garr and I have always been real close and I'm really psyched on that. And it's cool because I always have someone to skate with!You ride for Osiris right?Yeah, I'm on flow. Garrett got me hooked up with that. The guys down at Osiris are awesome.When you’re not skating, what are you doing?I play the guitar quite a bit:Garrett and I recently got a banjo, a mandolin, and some ukuleles. Now we just have to learn how to play them all! Other than that, I like to hang out with my pals, play pool, listen to music, and make fun of bros. I know you have a band, what’s the name and what’s it about?Well:(laughs)::.You see all these lame bands nowadays with names like “Taking Back Sunday” and “My Chemical Romance”. We thought of the bro-est band name we could think of and came up with “My Sinister Handshake”! Basically all of the songs are written from a bro's perspective:raised trucks, frat parties, etc. It's Garrett, myself, and our friends Brett and Danny. The songs are pretty funny. We're planning on making a myspace page for it, too! We've got like 7 or 8 of them written. I think we're going to record one of them tomorrow. Aside from that though, my friend Danny and I jam a lot and have been known to write some tunes that aren't so bro-esque!
1 thing you couldn't live without?My family. 1 thing you could live without?WarDo you feel that there is anything wrong with skating in 2007?No, skateboarding is skateboarding:it's always rad!Would you like to thank anybody?I'd like to thank my brother Garrett, my family, Aleks Lewandowski, Brett “The Canadian” Mielke, GVG, Sean Bolis, Mike Fitz, Cuong Ling, Shigeo, Winterburg, Barnaby Manchest, Sean and Mackey at Active, all of my good buddies in the valley, and God.Any advice / Last words ?Chill Yah!