Clive Dixon: Five Greats

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats TitlePhoto: Papke

You already know Clive’s conquered some of the most hectic stairs and rails across the continental US. What you might not have heard is that between the brutal skate missions, he travels around the country on solo road trips and reads more than an English professor. Check this road warrior's lists for books recs, tips on skating sackable spots and what you gotta see between the seas.

Clive dixon 5 0 UCI APRIL2020 BURNETTFlorida man risks his life on a 5-0 in California    Photo: Burnett

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader florida skaters
  • Shane Kassin
  • Corey Cowherd
  • James Spence
  • Blake Carpenter
  • Andrew Reynolds

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader ways to stay motivated block
  • Calculate your achievements in small steps
  • Don’t let failure discourage you
  • Pay no attention to naysayers
  • Focus on your growth, not that of others
  • Know what you are working towards

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader solo road trip essentials block
  • Some form of calamity
  • Toby
  • Magnifying glass
  • Jason Andrew Molina
  • Tape recorder (there’s an app)

clive dixon kickflipClive flirts with calamity on this chasm-crossing kickflip     Photo: Muller

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader reasons to travel alone block
  • Time to think
  • Self-realization
  • Freedom of choice
  • Silence
  • Being forced to depend on yourself

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader 90s jams
  • Bound to the Floor by Local H
  • Aneurysm by Nirvana
  • Softer, Softest by Hole
  • Zero by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Low by Cracker

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader recovery treatment block
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Stop drinking and smoking

DZA CDixonNoseblunt DZ DZWhen you noseblunt 17-stair rails, you gotta know the R.I.C.E. drill      Photo: Zaslavsky

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader birdhouse riders block
  • Heath Kirchart
  • Andrew Reynolds
  • Aaron Suski
  • Ben Raybourn
  • Aaron Homoki

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader video parts
Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader books
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • The Inferno of Dante, translation by Robert Pinsky
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

clive dixon nollie crooks BURNETTWhether you wanna know about the classics or nollie crooks, Clive’s got you covered      Photo: Burnett

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader things to see on the road between FL and CA block
  • Payson Pass
  • The transition from brown to green
  • Black water
  • Navajo Nation
  • White sand on the Gulf

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader thrasher covers block
  • Jeremy Wray, water-tower ollie, November ‘97
  • Brian Anderson, SOTY cover, April ‘00
  • Andrew Reynolds, backside flip, May ‘07
  • Antwuan Dixon, photo issue 2009
  • Jim Greco, switch frontside flip, September ‘00

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader amateurs
  • Ish Cepeda
  • Christian Henry
  • Ed Duff
  • Kevin Shealy
  • Thomas Dritsas

CliveD SW180 TAguilarKeeping the heat in the streets, switch 180 to bank bash     Photo: Aguilar

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader foods you dont cook block
  • Ten-pound bag of jerky
  • Dirt
  • Busch Heavy
  • Tuna
  • Curds

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader videographers
  • Adam Mills
  • Jason Hernandez
  • Ty Evans
  • Tim Cisilino
  • Michael Townley

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader videos
Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader tony hawk moments block
  • The 900
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
  • Bagel Bites
  • Take the blue pill
  • Demo he skated in Malaga, 2015

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader ways to get pysched up block
  • Sack it
  • Drink a beer
  • Get riled up before the first try
  • Drive yourself mad thinking about it for a few days, weeks, months or sometimes years beforehand
  • Personify the rail and start talking shit to it

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader rail skaters
CliveD BSfeeble TAguilarHe’s for sure on some lists for great rail skaters. Feeble around the bend     Photo: Aguilar

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader vert skaters
Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader reasons to love florida block
  • Sharon Dixon
  • No state income tax
  • No Newsom
  • Thunderstorms
  • SpaceX

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader reasons to leave florida block
  • Summer heat
  • Bath salts
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ron Jons
  • Too many rides on the town bike

clive dixon portrait BURNETTPhoto: Burnett

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader ways to blow it block
  • Don’t skate
  • Don’t talk
  • Don’t enjoy yourself
  • Don’t hang with the kids
  • Don’t sober up

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader things to do when youre hurt block
  • See family
  • Travel for pleasure
  • Find new hobbies
  • Swim
  • Explore the great outdoors

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader trends to avoid
  • Acting/thinking you are cool
  • Safety hands
  • Lil Peep
  • BVs
  • Boardslide to hurricane

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader skateparks
  • CBS
  • MLK
  • LES
  • FDR
  • PNW

Clive Dixon Gap 5-0 Rhino 750No skatepark can prepare you for this ramp to backside 5-0     Photo: Rhino

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader reasons to have a dog block
  • Companionship
  • Unconditional love
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Taking walks
  • Rescue one and find out how grateful they are

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader things to do besides stare at a phone blocks
  • Take a deep breath and look at the world around you
  • Fish
  • Swim
  • Hike
  • The great outdoors, baby

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader women skaters
Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader reasons to stops kating a scary spot block
  • Fatigue
  • Uncertainty
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Wussitis

clive dixon ollie over and inOllie over and in, wussitis ain't a factor here    Photo: Muller

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader photographers
  • Mike Burnett
  • Atiba Jefferson
  • Sam Muller
  • Bart Jones
  • Scott Kramer

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader ways to stay sane block
  • Having a passion
  • Striving to achieve dreams
  • Falling in love
  • Spending time with family
  • A drive to never give up

Clive Dixon Thrasher Magazine 5 Greats subheader goals for the future
  • Get published
  • Magnum opus part
  • Buy property in Florida
  • Backside noseblunts
  • Healthy relationship


Clive's Prine part would be any mere mortal's magnum opus. There's no telling how he'll top this, but if he's got the goal, it's going down
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