Below is a short interview with Vince Musser, newest team member of our Harrisburg skateboard shop team.
This guy has been riding for some time now and has some of the best speed lines at the Steelton Skatepark that I have ever seen.
A few words with Vince
Tell us about your first experience on a skateboard…First thing that caught my attention was an episode of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” that featured kids skating at a wood park (in the early 90s). That section of the episode was about gravity, so they had skateboarders, who defy gravity. It was just a short clip. It was the first time I got to see kickflips and stuff like that. After seeing it, I knew I had to do it! No question.
When did you know you were hooked…Right from the first time trying it.
How long ago was that….1994
Where would you credit your learning to skate…Waynesboro, VA
who did you skate with…My buddies Noah and Mike for the most part, back in those days.
What’s your best memory skating…Just every time a sesh really goes off, it’s so fun just to be involved in that. Also when my son first dropped in.
When was that…1994-2017
Opinion on the Harrisburg skate scene…It got a big boost when the Steelton park was built. It has always had a good scene(of course everyone is really friendly), but needed a place for people to congregate pretty badly. Wright Skatepark served that purpose really well while it was open.. now Steelton will.
First park you ever skated….Some tennis courts in Elizabethtown.
Favorite park….Moreskates RIP
Favorite trick…Kickflip, Carving
What do you think of the Steelton Skatepark…Very fun. Everything was built properly.
and the scene there… It is still new, but so far, I just see people enjoying it, having fun, being positive. People there are friendly and helpful in my opinion.
What about the local kids skating…It has caused a lot of locals to take up skating! This is visible everyday!
We are pretty stoked to have you ride for our Harrisburg skateboard shop team… hopefully you are too.. any thoughts on this..I am too! Skateboarders always need a good local shop. Between your location and approach, they have one!
Special Thanks Goes out to to Nigel Stoner for providing the video footage of Vince.