WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: ATIBA JEFFERSON
I have been on a lot of trips and every so often someone just crushes it and stacks clips and that someone was Collin. So when first talking to Donut about the Baker trip to Dubai he was like: We are going to bring Collin who rides for Toy Machine. I liked that we are all skaters it doesn’t matter who you ride for. So Collin comes on this trip and literally the first spot he’s getting a gnarly line. He went from spot to spot stacking, nothing could stop him. On trips I hope to get one photo of each skater—by the first day he had three really good photos and he didn’t stop there. So enjoy the next ten pages of Collin annihilating in a week.
“People in Dubai want to sit down and watch you skate, but it’s not like they’re pissed. It’s pretty tight. You don’t really get that anymore.”
“We were at this bar in Barcelona. Figgy got the call to go and he was like, ‘Can Collin come?’ It just worked out.”
“Dubai is like another world. It’s gigantic! It’s like a giant Las Vegas on ‘roids or something.”
Kickflip backside 50-50.
“The whole license plate thing weirded me out the most. They pay millions of dollars to have a plate with a lower number. The lower the number, the more status you have. We saw a 36 and that’s like really gnarly, I guess.”