Mason Silva seems to be everywhere at the minute however it is not a bad thing for the 2020 Skater of the Year Contender. With a fresh bunch of sponsors acquired this year in Real Skateboards and HUF apparel, Slam City Skates' Farran Golding caught up with Mason for an interview and insight into how things have all come together.
Mason talks about how Koston asked him to ride for Nike SB, how he eventually got on Real, his song choices for his recent parts, his favourite skaters growing up, his relationship with Jim Thiebaud and his dad's thoughts on his skateboarding career.
First off an overdue congratulations on finding a new home with Real. How’d it come to be?
Oh, thank you! It happened naturally which felt really good. I wanted to be around the Deluxe guys and it felt right being there. It felt like skateboarding, you know? I was making trips up to S.F. and skating with them. I didn’t feel rushed to make a decision. After a while they asked if I’d be interested and they were going put it to the team. Sure enough, it happened to workout within the next couple of months. Everything was set in stone around October of last year but I wanted to make that part really good too. I wanted to put out something which had a feel to it and felt like Real, something more proper than just one clip and have that go to waste. Real isn’t a company you do that with. You can’t just push that one aside [laughs].
Check out the full interview here