James Demer, co-founder of DemerBox interviews pro skateboarder Dave Bachinsky about travel, his new creative business endeavor ShapeThree and his favorite skate music.
James Demer: It’s so many kids dream to be a professional athlete. As a teenager I was way into skateboarding and so I understand how good you have to be to turn pro. Did you ever imagine your career turning out this way?
Dave Bachinsky: It’s unreal looking back at it. When I was 16 I was living in a little city with an amazing crew of friends that skated night and day. Throughout those years I developed my skating. I never thought I’d see my name on a board. It’s a continuous, unfolding dream every time I get out and skate.
James: You’ve been doing this a while and I know you have a family. What’s the hardest part about having a career skateboarding?
Dave Bachinsky: I travel a lot so leaving my wife and my dog is always hard but she’s more than supportive. I think the hardest part is being 3,000 miles from my family. I chose to live in the southern hemisphere so I can skate year round. FaceTime keeps me content but when I get home a couple times a year I cherish all the time and moments.