Kevin “Spanky” Long ist nach seinem Downgrade von Pro zum Amateur Status wieder mit einem eigenen Board auf Baker Skateboards ausgestattet. Und auch bei Emerica ist er seit neustem wieder als Pro gelistet.
Andrew Reynolds dazu:

“I think the biggest turning point for him came after he had decided to quit drinking and started to see how much stuff he could get done without that partying lifestyle. Fortunately, he’s still super young and can make such a big change in time so that he’s still able to get out there and kill it.

Having to call dudes up like, “You’re not gonna have a pro board anymore, man. The time’s up.” It really sucked. That was my first time ever having to do that and it definitely does not feel good.

The fact is that you can’t be a professional skateboarder forever. I’m not going to be one forever. Spanky’s not. Nobody is. But Spanky’s just been skating so much. A year went by and you can still see how serious he’s taking it. He’s filming so hard for this Emerica video when at first, we honestly weren’t so sure about it. But he’s out there skating like a professional skateboarder, bringing his board back felt like the right thing to do.”

Via The Chrome Ball Incident.

Kevin Spanky Long filmt zur Zeit einen Part für Emerica Made: Chapter Two und konnte wohl während den Dreharbeiten beweissen, dass er ein eigenes Pro Board verdient.