Girl & Anti-Hero Skate Tour 1 of 10 - Epicly Later'd - VICE

Male speaker: yeah, you can see it . Mike carroll: all right. Way to go, huh? Male speaker: yeah. Mike carroll: all right. What's up, dude? Male speaker: what's up? Mike carroll: all right. What's happening? Patrick o'dell: what's up? Welcome back to the show.

We're here at deluxe. We're meeting up with girl and anti-hero, and we're going on the beauty and the beast tour, which is through northern california, oregon, washington.

And i've never been on tour with either of these companies, so i'm kind of nervous and excited. Because it seems to be more than just like a regular old tour.

This is like a really sick tour. Male speaker: yeah. You've got to wear like smaller pants or whatever with that one. Patrick o'dell: you're going to wear all anti-hero gear? Mike carroll: yeah.

And they're going to wear our all-over print girl gear. Male speaker: this one fits better, right? Patrick o'dell: you guys trading outfits? Aaron meza: no.

That's just mike's weird fantasies. Patrick o'dell: oh. Do you think girl and anti-hero have anything in common? Jim thiebaud: yeah, they're both awesome skateboard teams. They're the dudes.

They know what they're doing. I think they're similar in the fact that they're just both all run by the guys who ride for them, and that shows in everything they do.

And this was an awesome idea, that I can't wait to fucking see what happens. I was talking to julian. It feels like the last couple of days we were calling each other and just like, can you believe this is happening? You ready? Are you ready? And to me it feels like it's almost like a big video premiere, or some bullshit thing where you're like, oh my god, it's going to happen.

And I can't fucking wait. It's going to be really cool. Male speaker: yeah. Patrick o'dell: it's a 10-day trip, right? And there's only like three things on the schedule. Jim thiebaud: as it should be.

I'm sure it'll be filled with other things rather than demos. Male speaker: how you doing? Male speaker: is this your dog? Robbie russo: look at the poop.

It just peed on the floor. Male speaker: oh, shit. Patrick o'dell: where'd you get that tent? Robbie russo: at the dog store. Patrick o'dell: the dog store? Robbie russo: I don't know.

Dog something. Patrick o'dell: what do you think girl and anti-hero have in common? Tony miorana: legendary dudes. Skater of the years. They got several of those. Sick-ass teams.

Good people to hang out with. They've both got roots. They've got deep roots in skating. You respect all the dudes who started both of those companies.

John alden: fuck, seems like we were talking about it for a long time, like just bullshitting. Like it would be so sick to fucking go out with those dudes, just kind of like joking.

Somehow it fucking worked out. Darin howard: this is a trip i'd love to be on, like a fly on the wall.

Fuck, it's going to be nuts. Yeah. Once in a lifetime kind of thing, you know? Male speaker: girl! Arr. Male speaker: hopefully we make it back. Rick howard: fuck yeah, dude.

Wow. This is nice. What's up, tony? Yeah, dude. I'm good. Tony trujillo: i'm good. I'm doing it. Fucking get some of that, dude. Rick howard: yeah, that's fucking mysterious .

Patrick o'dell: so whose idea was this for the tour? Julien stranger: it was their idea. A couple years ago it came up as like anti-hero versus girl, and I was way not into that, because we'd just get our ass kicked all over the place.

It kind of took a couple years to find the right plan. When I was on teams when I was a lot younger, I was always really stoked on the team aspect, like a good group of friends.

And that was more important than necessarily how good a guy was, or if they won contests or anything. It was just like you had to get the right people together. And I think that's what these guys do.

I think that's what we do. You don't treat skaters like meat. They're not pro athletes. They're friends. Both companies really care about skateboarding, and just want to keep it really interesting for people like ourselves, for our peers, not just create a commodity.

It's everything more than money. And these guys wanted to unwind after the lakai thing, after all the pressure they put themselves through the lakai thing.

So I think it's just to blow off a lot of steam for them, and a chance for all of us to go skate.

Rick howard: yeah. Mike carroll: probably a few months before, we had just finished fully flared. So the beauty and the beast trip was pretty much like a vacation with skateboards and stuff, so it was pretty awesome.

And it was just like a, ah, i like skateboarding again, type of feeling. Alex olson: I don't know, this one just was like, let's go on a trip and go skate. It was like going with all your buddies.

No one cared about getting photos or tricks, and just like everyone wanted just to go skate. Which was super nice compared to the last couple of trips I was on.

I was filming gnarly for the lakai trips. Personally, I thought like everyone on both teams wanted to put the right impression for each other. So everyone was walking on eggshells at first, and you're kind of nervous, like you don't know what's going to happen.

We've never been on a trip with these guys. We don't know how they roll. Male speaker: woo. Three beers out. Alex olson: yeah, everyone i think was like tripping, like whoa, because everyone respected everyone.

I've never hung out with john before, or talked to him, really. Maybe seen john a couple times. I'm like-- or like went around the corner, and I was like, ooh, that's john cardiel.

Male speaker: yeah. John cardiel: what's up, fellas? Male speaker: got to do your chores before you leave. John cardiel: yeah, man. I was thinking. I was like, you know what? I don't want to come back-- male speaker: and have a ? John cardiel: yeah, and then it gets caught in the fucking mower, and it stops and everything.

Bad one. Wood, it gets all locked up. Alex olson: I think the girl guys were more intimidated by the anti-hero guys for sure.

And then everyone got like comfortable with everyone, and then it was super cool. Sam: hey, john. John cardiel: yeah, what up, sam? Sam: chilling, man. How are you? John cardiel: good, good, good. John.

Male speaker: john. John cardiel: nice to meet you. Rick mccrank: you guys like brazilian super juice? Robbie russo: whoa. Male speaker: we got your cruiser, john. John cardiel: ok, cool.

Tony trujillo: hold the crank down. I'll hold this like that. Male speaker: all right. John cardiel: yeah, i'm ready to get out, now.

This our shit? Male speaker: you got the tent and everything in there? John cardiel: yeah, dude. I'm straighty eight. I'm so fucking ready to go. I've got all my shit, right, all my camping stuff.

Male speaker: yeah. John cardiel: fucking straight. Male speaker: hey john, you want to be on this side? Rick howard: where we going, alex? Tell patrick where we're headed.

Alex olson: we're going to go get food right now. I have not a clue where we're going, though. I want to go skateboard. Patrick o'dell: where we going? Rick howard: we don't know yet.

It's just by the moment. And then we're going to get on the road to our first destination, pitch a tent.

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