On the latest episode of The Mission Statement hosted by Lee Smith, they catch up with the newest Chocolate Skateboarder team rider Carl Aikens.
The Chicago native relocated to New York last year and has been killing it on the streets with his smooth style. Carl's talent caught the eye of Chocolate Skateboards and he is now part of the new generation of skaters on the team riding for a company which have been a major player in the skate industry for twenty plus years. Carl was formally introduced by Chocolate in January and has since appeared in the teams T.O.N.Y tour video and has not slowed down on releasing a wide range of awesome footage.
In the episode, Lee and Carl cover topics such as how he got into skateboarding, getting that first phone call from Sam Smyth, his first meeting with Mike Hernandez, racism in skateboarding, eating vegan food with Kenny Anderson and much more.Check out the episode below;