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Posted: September 26th, 2008

Billy Marks Interview
"I suck at contests."

Photos: Shigeo | Interview: Sinclair

Who has the craziest part in Ride The Sky?
I'm going to say Slash. He's fucking gnarly.

What's new with Toy Machine?
We’re trying to find some new ams, and we’re going start a new Toy Machine video after the Fallen video is over.

What board do you ride?
Any eight-inch Toy Machine.

How did you get eliminated in the Es game of skate, come back the next day, and end up finishing 4th?
I don't know. Probably because I was wasted.

How much money have you won this month in contests?
Not a lot. I suck at contests.

How much have you lost?
Lost? You can lose money at contests? I've seen it happen.

When was the last time you were in a tanning bed?
Yesterday. It was for my Thrasher interview.

What's the last thing you put on eBay?
Hockey cards.


Nothing feeble about owning a tanning bed. Photo:Chami (excerpted from October 2008 issue)

Remember when I caught you selling all of your Fallens on eBay and you claimed you didn't know who it was?
I didn't sell no fucking shoes on eBay. You might want talk to Brian Young about doing that shit. Wait… When was the last time you put shoes on eBay?

Talk to Murphy. Tell the kids out there something they don't know about being a professional skateboarder.
It's hard God damn work.

Tell the kids something about each of the Toy Machine riders that they might not know



: Ed Templeton.
Sketchier than me.

Diego Bucchieri.
Will kill anyone.

Johnny Layton.
Has a warrant for his arrest.

Josh Harmony.
Probably the nicest dude you'd ever meet until he pushes you over a table because he thinks you’re trying to cut in front of him in line.

Austin Stephens.
Doesn't talk much, jumps off tall-ass bridges.

Nick Trapasso.
Just turned pro and has the best part in the Transworld video.

Matt Bennett.
I think he's losing his mind, but he's still tight.


This gap to nosegrind is almost as big as the gap between what Billy earns and what he spends. Photo: Shigeo (excerpted from October 2008 issue)

Fill-in-the-blank part of the interview starts now. If I had a million bucks I would be:
In debt.

I usually:
Get drunk…

At the casino before I:
Lose everything I have

Never split a pair of:
Nines and above.

In the future I will be:
Broke…

But my girl will be:
Rich as fuck.

I never:
Eat…

In the morning because it fucks with my:
Ability to rip.

When I check my account balance I:

Cry.

I love the taste of:
Beer


.

Skateboarding ruined:
Ryan Sheckler.

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