Dustin Dollin

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Dustin Dollin
Born Dustin Dollin
(1980-06-26) 26 June 1980 (age 34)
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Professional skateboarder

Dustin Dollin (born 26 June 1980) is an Australian professional skateboarder who is one of the original team riders for the Baker skateboard brand.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dollin was born in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia, but was raised in Katoomba, New South Wales.[2] In a 2006 interview, Dollin stated in relation to his place of origin:

Growing up is growing up. It doesn’t really matter where you are because you don’t really know any better when you’re a kid. I knew I was poor, but that again just teaches you how to swindle money. Also, where I grew up is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And I would know; I’ve been everywhere.[3]

In a 2008 interview, Dollin explained that he hates returning to Katoomba because "too many old friends are junkies."[4]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Following Dollin's appearance at the Tampa Am contest, the Stereo skateboard brand agreed to recruit him to its "flow" program. Former professional skateboarder Danny Gonzales recalled thinking at the time: "At 17 the dude was already a wastoid. Later that night when we bar hopped, I kept either seeing or hearing him yelling and screaming for not getting into the bars. I thought, god, this kid’s fuckin’ crazy."[5]

Dollin was asked to ride for the Vans footwear company in 1999 and has identified John Cardiel as his favorite Vans team member.[6] However, in a 2013 interview, Dollin referred to the Vans team as a "family" and declined to nominate a favorite rider.[7]

Sponsors[edit]

As of November 2013, Dollin's sponsors are Baker skateboards, Spitfire wheels, Independent Truck Company, Volcom, Vans shoes, and Shake Junt.[8]

Video game appearances[edit]

Dollin is featured in the Tony Hawk video games, Tony Hawk's Project 8,[9] Tony Hawk's Proving Ground,[10] and Tony Hawk: Ride.[11][12]

7 Day Weekend[edit]

Dollin has produced and uploaded a web video series, entitled 7 Day Weekend, onto his YouTube channel, "pissdrunx4ever". Each episode is recorded using hand-held video cameras and documents segments of Dollin's life. Episodes have featured skateboarding figures such as Mark Gonzales,[13] Lee Ralph[14] and Steve Olsen.[15]

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2012, Dollin resides in California, United States (US), in a shared residence with fellow professional skateboarder Chima Ferguson. The residence is an apartment and is located in West Hollywood. Ferguson has described Dollin as "very domestic", "real clean", and a proficient cook.[16]

Videography[edit]

  • Volcom — Freedom Wig (1997)
  • Deluxe — Gnarcotica: Great Lakes Tour (1998)
  • Baker — Bootleg (1998)
  • Deluxe — World Wide Distribution (1999)
  • 411VM - Issue 36 (1998)
  • Baker — Baker2G (2000)
  • ON Video - Fall 2000 (2000)
  • Transworld — Sight Unseen (2001)
  • Thrasher — King Of The Road (2003)
  • ON Video — Winter 2003 (2003)
  • Volcom — Chichagof (2004)
  • Streets: Melbourne (2005)
  • Vans — Pleased To Meet You (2005)
  • Baker — Baker 3 (2005)
  • Ruthless (2007)
  • Volcom — Let's Live (2007)
  • Baker Boys Distribution — Baker Has A Deathwish Summer Tour (2009)
  • Baker Boys Distribution — Baker Has A Deathwish (2009)
  • Shake Junt — Chicken Bone Nowison (2011)
  • Thrasher — Killing Time (2011)
  • Volcom — Somewhere On Tour (2011)
  • Thrasher — Chinese Takeout (2012)
  • Volcom — Europe Summer Tour (2012)
  • Baker - Bake & Destroy (2012)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VICE; Patrick O'dell (28 November 2011). "Drinking & Skating w/ Dustin Dollin - Epicly Later'd - VICE" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ offthewalltv (10 June 2011). "Adventures With Chris: Dustin Dollin - Part 1". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Sigurd Tvete (2 May 2006). "An interview with Dustin Dollin". Tacky World. Tacky Products AS. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Shock Mansion. "Dustin Dollin interviewed by Shock Mansion". Shock Mansion. Shock Mansion. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Danny Gonzales (February 2012). "THE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY: DUSTIN DOLLIN". Jenkem. Jenkem. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dustin Dollin". Vans Skate. Vans. 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Cultura Colectiva (8 October 2013). "Dustin Dollin ¿rockstar o skateboarder?" (Video upload). YouTube (in English and Spanish). Google, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dustin Dollin Skater Profile". SPoT Skate Shop. Skatepark of Tampa. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  9. ^ voxep (27 October 2006). "dustin dollin tony hawk's project 8 motion capture". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Hilary Goldstein (27 September 2007). "Tony Hawk's Proving Ground: Hardcore Skater". IGN. IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tony Hawk: RIDE (video game) - Giant Bomb". .November 20, 2009.
  12. ^ Warren, Zack (January 23, 2010)."Review: Tony Hawk Ride". The Bitbag.
  13. ^ pissdrunx4ever (10 September 2011). "Dustin Dollin's 7 Day Weekend Prt 29 (Mark Gonzalez)". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  14. ^ pissdrunx4ever (14 November 2011). "Dustin Dollin's 7 Day Weekend Prt 30 (Lee Ralph)". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  15. ^ pissdrunx4ever (22 October 2010). "Dustin Dollins 7 Day Weekend Prt 21 Steve Olson". YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Chris Nieratko; Admin (30 August 2012). "Chima Ferguson's Interview from TSM". Vans Off The Wall (from The Skateboard Mag). Vans. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dustin Dollin skate videos". SkatevideoSite.com. SkatevideoSite.com. 2005–2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.