Creeping up on its 100th episode the Nine Club wrangled Johnny Layton in this week to discuss his beginnings including winning the BMX grand nationals at 10 years old and finding skateboarding soon after. The former Toy Machine Pro also cites the shower picture that went viral, losing both his sponsors just days apart, and his work at Vans. Tune in.
The Vans Skate team set off the first stop of the Summer 2016 Vans Pro Skate Tour with a heavy session for legendary Uprise Skateshop on “Chicago’s front yard” at Grant Park. Johnny Layton sparked things up to prove, in the words of Thrasher Magazine’s Michael Burnett, “God damn right he’s still got it.” From there our crew systemically dismantled the park with a barrage of bangers for the delight of a rabid crowd of Chi-Town locals, out-of-towners and even Corey Glick’s grandparents. Next stop Westside Skateshop in Lakewood, Ohio this afternoon at 3pm as the boys make their way to Boston for Roll For Rob this weekend.
For the full tour schedule, visit vans.com/proskatetour
Skaters in order of appearance: Johnny Layton, Jason Dill, Kyle Walker, Corey Glick, Justin Henry, Daniel Lutheran, Matt Bennett, and Tyson Peterson.