In this third episode, Ed looks back what was arguably the peak of his skate career—when he dropped out of high school to conquer Europe in 1990 and landing the covers of Thrasher and Transworld in the process. He also tells the story of how he met his wife, Deanna, and what led him to leave New Deal to start a new company with Mike Vallely.
For the past several months Alex Olson has been tight lipped regarding his future alliance and endorsement with a board sponsor. As we remember, he abruptly dipped away from Brian Anderson’s 3D Skateboards corral before it got off the launch pad. Well, it has been recently disclosed that Alex’s past social media posts tied to the number 917-692-2706 have in fact pointed to his very own skateboard brand now fully disclosed and titled as Bianca Chandon.
Mackenzie Eisenhour caught up with Alex in this TWS interview to discuss his launch of the brand, the polar opposites of skateboarding, and much more.
In this second episode Ed discusses skating with Jason Lee, his first sponsor and magazine ad with Circle A Skateboards, the lack of street skating videos, joining Schmitt Stix for a brief stint, moving forward with The New Deal and more. Listen in.