NYSB: So let’s dig a little into your past Brandon… you grew up skating the Brooklyn Banks, can you remember your first time ever skating the banks?
BW: I don’t really remember the first time. Steve Rodriguez loved that place so he would take me there a bunch. It was sick.
NYSB: Zoo York has an iconic legacy, how did it influence you growing up skating?
BW: It is East Coast skateboarding. Always has been. Always will be.
NYSB: Who were your favorite original Zoo crew members?
BW: There’s been so many great ones. I liked them all. They started Zoo. I think Ricky’s Oyola is my favorite of all the early guys.
NYSB: Do you have any classic ZY gear or memorabilia stashed away?
BW: Yeah, I have a bunch of stuff. Old clothes, board series, photos from trips. It’s all great memories.
NYSB: Mixtape goes down in the history books, who had your favorite part… did you have a favorite trick?
BW: Robbie Gangemi. The grind up the wheel chair bump.
NYSB: RB Umali just named your ollie up the loading dock on Canal St as one of his top 5 tricks filmed ever, were you stoked?
BW: Thanks, RB. Yeah, of course I’m stoked. RB has filmed so much insane stuff over the years. I’m honored to get in his top 5.
NYSB: What’s your take on the new ZY Kings series?
BW: I’m super stoked on it. It’s just for skate shops. The designs are mellow and how I like them.
NYSB: Have you ever had an opportunity to skate with any of the ZY Kings? Any good stories?
BW: I went on a [Thrasher] King of the Road with Ricky. We all almost got arrested trying to skate this pool in the middle of nowhere, but they let us go.. Not much of a story (laughs), but at the time I thought we were all going to jail and weren’t gonna make it to the end of King of the Road.
NYSB: Lastly, what do you have in store for 2014?
BW: Just filming a bunch. Working on a Kings project right now. Looking forward to that coming out soon.