January 29, 2020
Hello everyone, my name's Andy. I've been engaging in various extreme sports my whole life. Kiteboarding, surfing, skimboarding and skateboarding are some of them. I've been skateboarding in Goa for a long time and I've personally experienced the rise in popularity of the sport in India. I got to witness some of the first ramps and skateparks being built (Goalis bowl, Cirrus) here as well as participate in the first small/local contests during Third Eye Tour (which may be insignificant to most people but it meant a lot to me at that time). I've participated in many more contests in the following years in Delhi and Bangalore which seemed to become bigger and more interesting each year. My old skate crew fell apart as some people left and some stopped skating, which lead me to find a new group of awesome people while street skating in Panjim. One fine day, my friend V' handed me a random board with a logo "painted" on it. He said he wanted me to try it out and tell him my thoughts on how it felt. I was skeptical about it being a suitable board for me as it was half an inch less wide than what I was used to. I skated it nevertheless and landed the new trick I was trying shortly after. I told him, "This board feels great!" The neatly-gripped board had the letters: P,I,S and O painted onto it.
Josh is a young skater from Chennai who has been skating for the past 6 years. A designer by profession, loves metal music, video games, art and hip-hop culture.
Currently pursuing his undergraduate in Visual Communication, Josh loves design, illustrations and photography. He is influenced by Andrew Schrock, Aaron Kyro and other skaters in the community. He draws creative inspiration from the streets, his surroundings and Brutalist design and architecture. Some of his other inspirations include metal music, video games and local and foreign artists. Josh has been part of the local skating community in Chennai and has organised various local hangouts for skaters in the city. He is a passionate artist, filled with energy and love for skateboarding.
Joshua is really quick and delivers the artwork as per the requirements ON TIME. Super chill to work with and always amazes with his simplistic design and ideas.
Designs - Mandala Graphic
Shrey Sawant, born in Goa, better known by his writers tag 'Flyin Munki', is a Graffiti artist & an illustrator. His name came through his fascination with the Indian Langurs during his childhood, Later translated to Munki. He was inclined to the art & creativity since his childhood, drawing on walls of his home in Goa & expressing his mind. As a majority of the Indian population, he was streamlined into the field of engineering but his art was by his side, hand-in-hand. In the year 2011, he broke the Indian household stigma of 'success comes from academics' and decided to pursue his career by displaying his art to our society. He started off as a graffiti artist and illustrator and his growth as an artist led him to expand his expertise to different art forms, that are digital illustration & tattooing.
Malcolm Rebello, an illustrator, and a Brand Designer from Goa. He has graduated from Goa College of Art, specializing in illustration and is known for his caricatures and surrealistic illustrations in 'The book of spells'. You can checkout his work here. He frequently conducts workshops in design colleges in Pune like, MIT Pune, Amity University, School of Fashion Technology. When not painting he loves to play drums or sit in peace strumming his guitar. He loves beer, cats and chocolate truffle.
Designs - Dragonfly Graphic & Namaste Graphic.
An explorer by heart, Anveer is a skateboarder from Goa who is always motivated to learn new skills and combine them with the ones he’s picked up along the way. His keen interest in building skateparks eventually paved the way for him to get involved in building skateparks (Skateable.in) in unconventional settings across India. He has built skateparks in Goa, in a police station in Odisha & Proto Village in Andhra Pradesh. He has seen and been with Piso right from the tough times to the good times, and uses his casual and well articulated writing style to tell the story of Piso skateboards and all other content on the website. He is also one of the driving forces behind 'SkatelifeGoa' and is always ready to get his hands dirty DIY style. He is easy to spot with his quick and easy smile, and spreads his exuberance amongst all who come in contact with him.
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