Dakota Servold: 5 Greats

Dakota Servold Portrait 5 Greats Thrasher Magazine
You saw him smack rails from California to the Carolinas in Splendor. Now read up as Fosko’s road warrior sounds off on illegal tricks, Sinclair's life advice and more—as seen in our June ‘22 mag.

Never not gnarly, Dakota holds down the middle section of Splendor with a barrage of respectable bangers

5 Greats Dakota pullquote foundation riders
  • Heath Kirchart
  • Leo Romero
  • Ethan Fowler
  • Corey Duffel
  • Cole Wilson
5 Greats Dakota pullquote skateshops
  • Geometric, Houston, TX
  • Subsect, Des Moines, IA
  • Core Board Shop, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 303, Denver, CO
  • Any skateshop that truly cares about skateboarding and the community of skaters in that zone!
5 Greats Dakota pullquote reasons to stay on the road
  • Life is short
  • You never know what you’ll find
  • The perfect spot must exist
  • Filming video parts
  • Demos for the shops and kids that support us and skateboarding!
5 Greats Dakota pullquote youtube searches
  • After Skool
  • Video parts
  • Random songs that only live on YouTube for some reason
  • Movie clips of Blade to get pumped up to skate
  • Batman
DakotaServold FSWallride Aguilar DZBrick bash over the AC unit, pretty cool. Frontside wallride yank     Photo: Aguilar

5 Greats Dakota pullquote dream sponsors
  • Foundation
  • Emerica
  • Indy
  • Bones
  • Brostyle
5 Greats Dakota pullquote places to avoid
  • Anywhere with wind
  • Anywhere cold as fuck
  • Anywhere it’s raining
  • Anywhere it’s snowing
  • Anywhere you can’t skateboard

DakotaServold FakieFlip Aguilar DZMoons, stars and fakie heels

5 Greats Dakota pullquote underrated rippers
  • Robbie Brockel
  • David Reyes
  • Braxton Powers
  • Forrest Edwards
  • John Motta
5 Greats Dakota pullquote front blunters
  • Jeremy Leabres
  • Heath Kirchart
  • Nyjah
  • Braden Hoban
  • Leo Romero on hubbas
Dakota FsBlunt NC DZ 2000Gonna need to add Dakota’s name to the list of great front blunters. Jeeeeesus     Photo: Pendry

5 Greats Dakota pullquote gas station breakfasts
  • Starbucks Double Shot
  • Banana
  • Some type of Power Bar
  • Hillshire
  • Almonds
5 Greats Dakota pullquote companies that need to comeback
  • Eswic
  • Pig Wood
  • Monster trucks
  • Hook-Ups shoes
  • Boost Mobile—those ads were fire

DakotaServold FSNosegrind MPendry DZFrontside nosegrinding to the soothing sounds of Travesura. Where you at?

5 Greats Dakota pullquote road dogs
  • Leo Romero
  • Jeremy Leabres
  • Braden Hoban
  • Jaws
  • Dan Lu
5 Greats Dakota pullquote video parts
  • Leo Romero Stay Gold
  • Heath Kirchart Mind Field
  • Aaron “Jaws” Homoki Criddler on the Roof 2
  • Jeremy Leabres MADE Chapter One
  • Jon Dickson GREEN
5 Greats Dakota pullquote 1
Dakota Servold Noseblunt Splendor 750 3Out of his head and around the bend, front noseblunt

5 Greats Dakota pullquote ways to cheer yourself up
  • Watch Blade
  • Eat good food with Leo Romero and Cody Long
  • Find out when tour starts
  • Try and understand that life isn’t as serious as you are making it out to be in your head in those moments of darkness
  • Go skateboarding
5 Greats Dakota pullquote filmers
  • Jon Miner
  • Don Luong
  • Cody Long
  • Tim Cisilino
  • Jared Lucas
DakotaServold Kickflip NorcoCA KyleSeidler DZTiny bump, big kickflip, Servold sets sail     Photo: Seidler

5 Greats Dakota pullquote childhood heroes
  • My mother
  • My father
  • My brother
  • Batman
  • Wesley Snipes in Blade
5 Greats Dakota pullquote skateparks
  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Lauridsen, Des Moines, IA
  • Arvada, CO
  • C.J. Smith Park, Newnan, GA
  • Aaron Homoki’s backyard when we were kids
5 Greats Dakota pullquote states with good rails
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • California, of course
5 Greats Dakota pullquote tunes
  • Bob Dylan
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Tom Waits
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Elliott Smith
DakotaServold FSBoardslide MPendry DZUpstream front board in one of those good states     Photo: Pendry

5 Greats Dakota pullquote skate shoes
  • Emerica
  • Emerica
  • Emerica
  • Emerica
  • Emerica
5 Greats Dakota pullquote session killers
  • Wind
  • Cops
  • Crazy people
  • It’s already been done
  • Night time ‘cause skating at night is impossible
5 Greats Dakota pullquote Skating at night is impossible
Dakota Servold Front Blunt Kickflip 750Front blunt kickflip from the curb cut to the stratosphere

5 Greats Dakota pullquote female shredders
  • Marisa Dal Santo
  • Elissa Steamer
  • Ariana Spencer
  • Susie Heath
  • Rayssa Leal
5 Greats Dakota pullquote friends for life
  • Leo Romero
  • Aaron Homoki
  • Cody Long
  • Jon Dickson
  • Jeremy Leabres
  • And so many more. I love you all more than you know!
TimAguilar.Jaws.CodyLong BSBoneless.FSA DakotaServold DZTim Aguilar stomps Cody Long’s guts while Jaws criddles above the coping. Friends rule      Photo: Servold

5 Greats Dakota pullquote illegal combos
  • 50-50 to front blunt
  • 50-50 to Smith to 50-50
  • Kickflip late shove
  • Back board body varial to front board
  • Back feeble to 50-50
5 Greats Dakota pullquote rail tricks
  • Front blunt
  • Nosegrind
  • Back lip
  • Back noseblunt
  • Grind, no cross lock—Jamie Thomas heels, baby!
DakotaServold Bs5 0 MPendry DZIt didn’t make the cut, but backside 5-0s are pretty great, too     Photo: Pendry

5 Greats Dakota pullquote words of advice from sinclair
  • “You can never have too many of one trick, because one day you will be old and wish you did more”
  • “Never take this opportunity for granted”
  • “Stay on the road for as long as you can”
  • “Take care of the van”
  • “Keep track of the budget”
5 Greats Dakota pullquote conspiracy theories
  • Maybe all of them
  • Maybe none of them
  • Just go
  • Skateboarding
  • Yeah
DakotaServold 50 50CrazyRail MPendry 2 DZFrontside 50-50 down a haggard stack—this deserves a milkshake      Photo: Pendry

5 Greats Dakota pullquote personal weaknesses
  • Care too much
  • Hypochondriac
  • Ankles
  • Sleep
  • Finding the right song for a video part
5 Greats Dakota pullquote reasons to break up
  • Skateboarding
  • Traveling
  • If either of you are unhappy
  • An unhealthy relationship is easy to see, and if you feel it and know you don’t want to change, then move on
  • How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve what you want in life?
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Dakota Servold Splendor Ollie Wallride Solari 750Ollie over the rails to the bank ride on the worst surface in Scottsdale, Dakota goes the distance

5 Greats Dakota pullquote ways to blow it
  • Disrupting somebody else’s realm
  • Not being in the van at 10 AM. P.S. Braden Hoban, get to the van on time
  • Not treating the van with the respect she deserves; she is our home
  • Not parking the van in the right spot. The right spot is basically on the spot we are trying to skate. We want to see the van as we are trying a trick and she wants to see why we make her go so far for these handrails!
  • Leaving beer cans on the floor of the van overnight—it destroys the ecosystem of the van!
5 Greats Dakota pullquote reasons not to party
  • Staying focused on what is really important in your life
  • Taking care of your body and mind can put you in places you never thought you could make it to
  • There is no light at the bottom of a bottle
  • I would rather skate flatground in the morning than be hungover
  • You have one life to live—don’t waste it
5 Greats Dakota pullquote celebratory beverages
  • Water from my canteen
  • S.Pellegrino in a glass bottle
  • Chocolate, banana, peanut-butter milkshake
  • Coca-Cola in a glass bottle
  • Jongewaard’s Bake n Broil iced tea with a lemon
5 Greats Dakota pullquote future goals
  • Find a song for this Foundation part!
  • Another Emerica part!
  • Staying on the road!
  • Getting Cody Long a pro wheel!
  • Figure out switch three flips
DakotaServold BsBoardslide MPendry DZKinky boardslide for the chariot and compadres. See you on the highway, Mr. Servold     Photo: Pendry
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