Ever wondered what riding gear multi-tasking, street-slaying, Portland native Darrell Mathes sends it on? Peep his RIG from issue 131 and you’ll be all the wiser…
Hailing from Portland, Darrell blew up in the early 2000s with definitive, street-heavy parts in KidsKnow’s Love/Hate and Blank Paper’s 91 Words for Snow. As a founding member of Videograss he helped usher in a new direction in shred movies, and you can be sure to check his skills in their latest movie, The Darkside. Here’s what helps him get it done.
Your chosen steed is the Ride Machete GT; a fine twin all mountain sword if there ever was one. What do you like about it?And what board do you ride for street?
I like the Machete because it is lightweight and it makes me feel that I have good board control while riding in pow. I ride the Kink 147 for urban because it is soft which helps me when I’m doing presses and the Slimewalls give it durability so it can handle the streets.
You rock the Ride Rodeo bindings? What makes these such good freestyle binders?
The bindings have good flexibility for hitting rails and the highbacks have really good side-to-side flexibility.
Read the full interview with Darrell Mathes at onboard.mpora.com.