Over on the Vans Tumblr blog Chris Nieratko caught up with Steve Caballero for an exclusive interview about skating as the rookie wookie in the Van x Star Wars commerical, how he had to have his foot shot with cortisone just to be able to skate, and many more things relative to Star Wars.
To introduce the special edition Vans x Star Wars collection of shoes and apparel launching in June, Vans gathered a crew of phenomenal talent at the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA to film a skate contest set back in 1980. After legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi finishes his run, a rookie wookiee (played by Steve Caballero) rips the bowl and receives mixed scores from the judges. Tony Alva, Steve Van Doren, Steve Alba, Jeff Grosso and others can be seen cheering in the crowd alongside Stormtroopers, Jawas and Chewbacca.
While the majority of the synchronized “doubles” footage features Andy Macdonald at Tony’s ramp, there are numerous others featured including: Kevin Staab, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Neal Hendrix, Jesse Fritsch, Tom Schaar, PLG, Lincoln Ueda, Guy Mariano, Geoff Rowley, Chris Cole, Chris Haslam, Corbin Harris, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Daewon Song, Neil Blender, Ben Raybourn, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen. Sit back and enjoy. Cheers!