HANG-UP'S // At the MapleXO HQ's, we cut up tons of boards every week. This uniqueness of each used board shows how skateboarding is a completely individualistic and creative activity. Because of its individualistic nature, skateboarding attracts some of the most creative and eccentric minds. These minds are breeding grounds for nervous habits, quirks, and hangups that affect every aspect of their skating. No one that skateboards can comfortably ride any board set up in any way. They have to make it their own before they can actually skate it. Everything from the size of their board, the color of their shoelaces, the number of mounting hardware they use, the color of the top ply on their board, to things as simple as how loose their trucks are affect how each skateboarder feels about the board under their feet. At MapleXO, we love to embrace individuality and so we've been asking skateboarders to reveal all their quirks, habits, and hangups when it comes to how they like to skate their board. Take a look //

Name: ZACH MILLER

From: SAN DIEGO, CA

Age: 21

Usually Skate: cement parks, pools, vert!

On Skateboarding: It's fun! Thats all that matters! Love skateboarding, you can do it almost anywhere and it is the reason my friends and I get to travel the world!
Skateboard Hang-ups, rituals: 
1. Cant have any bubbles in the grip
2. No markings! plain, plain, plain! 
3. Also graphic and sponsors stickers gotta have some color coordination!


Photo: Theo Hand