Donovan Strain Skater Profile
Hometown: Los Angeles California, Stance: ?, Age: , Status: Am
Last Update: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Submit an Update
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this goes out to my h8rzzzz ...my phone, not your phone, MY phone got selected for this shit!! Mama I made it!! Gonna ball out at at tacobell, fork it its 5 thousand dollars I could buy 10 taco bells!! I dontt even know what to do with the fortune yet just wanted to say peaceeeeee to the H8RZZZ im set for LYFE!
tonight's my families 21st annual Taco Bell night! hah 21 years ago we went to taco bell for dinner and came home to owning nothing but the clothes on our back, we go to taco bell for fun every year on this night. When kids ask how I teach em so much with my video series' and such this is why, ive been learning life lessons myself since before I could do long division. #TacoBellNight
Happy 6 Year Anniversary to The @Berrics! I remember those early days, less than a handful of employees working out of Steve's house. I remember each expansion from new employees to an actual headquarters office to new parks etc etc..each expansion went hand in hand with the hard work of every person behind the place. Its easy to look at something like a company that is as established as The Berrics and see the best videos filmed of the best skaters and go "yeah well, its TheBerrics what do you expect of course they can put out high quality stuff like that" but from someone who was there before the millions upon millions of views before the collabs before the dream skatepark designs, none of it was handed to them. the top shelf quality of everything that comes with this place is a testament to 6 years of hard work from everyone involved past and present. Congrats on these 6 years to everyone at The @Berrics
Just remembered, last Friday wasnt just my bday it was also the 17th anniversary of getting my first Skateboard. Got a board for my 11th birthday in 96 and was the best thing to happen to me. 17 years of pushing around. 60% of my life spent thinking about dumb tricks I wanted to learn. The top pic was 1996 doing 5-0s on a curb that you could roll onto without an ollie. I think I only knew how to do 3 tricks for the first year of skating. The bottom is from a 2010 ad in Thrasher doing a Frontside Doubleflip to Switch Manual for my signature board and seeing the comparison just reminds me you never know where your skateboard can take you, ive had too much fun to put into words, ive got to meet and get to know amazing people and be involved with so many things I know little 11 year old Donovan couldnt even dream about. if I could go back to 96 and find something else Id pick Skateboarding every time. thank you Skateboarding and thank you to everyone I ever met and had fun skating with in the last 17 years.
Few years ago I did what anyone who got a paycheck would do and said "ay, lets get custom black belts!". Found a place of wholesale karate stuff located in a back alley near downtown LA that felt like many people have been surprise attacked by ninjas in. Went to the people running it with our order. @zachdriscoll said "Good Not Great", they wrote it down. no problem. @goatmoufgumbo wanted his blackbelt to say "Triple OG", they wrote that down no problem. I tell them for my black belt, "Master" they pause, "what?" Zach confirms what I said in case they didnt hear, "Master, M-A-S-T..." the old Chinese lady interrupts "yes, we know you said master but... are you SURE?" super confused I said yeah, they look at each other almost like in disbelief like I said the magic word. asked me a second time until they finally wrote it down and I was like, shit what if this is like one of those movies where a kid makes an order for some basketball shoes a special way and then becomes the best NBA player when he puts them on, the look on their faces when they were gonna make my Master Black Belt was like either I was about to gain all karate super powers when I put it on or wearing it would awake some sleeping ninja clan that track down to test all master black belts. Definitely one of my favorite things i own hahah
only saying "man, I jus wish I could let yall in on some big secrets" to all your requests for #ButteryAssMondys every single day was hard..signing this contract was one I wanted to tell y'all about every day since haha im STOKED at your response to #ButteryAssMondays weekend at @berrics rerelease of 24 classics... but I have a funny feeling y'all want more? 😉 #2013Comeback
really thankful for all of you! just was mailed an old deck of mine from Canada to sign. pretty crazy the kind of support y'all have for me in countless ways over these years and I'm great full for all of them. and shout out to @colinmackaysk8 for collecting one of my boards, I'll send it back to your country signed soon homie! 👽
and on the final day of throwback skate clips this here was a Laser flip Manual. filmed by @chaseingabor I believe in 2010. fun fact: it was for a team montage for the Berrics canteen, the Berrics canteen was the only brand to claim me on their team ever, no other brand (including ones that gave me signature product) ever put me on their roster as AM other than The Canteen hahah fact of the day, thanks Berrics 😉👍
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