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Zumiez: "What has been your most memorable Girl tour?"
Sean Malto: "Man, all of the Girl tours are fun, but I feel like the most memorable one for me was probably the first U.S. one, “Badass meets Dumbass.” So it was super long, I went on the whole thing and I brought a big box of product and clothes, and was just like “this is my home for the next five weeks,” and that was the first time I have ever done that before. So that one is definitely stuck in my mind."
Zumiez: "Are you down with the Trunk Boyz?"
Sean Malto: "I love the Trunk Boyz. I don’t see them as often as I’d like. It was funny for a little bit on those “Pretty Sweet” trips filming for the video; it would be like Trunk Boyz, me, and Mike Mo. We never really got jumped into the gang, but we “bro’d,” we hung out. We went to a cabin in Montana and lit stuff on fire and shot guns. I love those guys, but I just wish I saw them a lot more."
Zumiez: "Any big skate trips planned?"
Sean Malto: "At the moment I am just trying to get my ankle back to 100% but the one I have been looking forward to the most is the Fourstar Copenhagen/Germany trip. That is going to be a fun one: Copenhagen Pro and going to Berlin, and doing a little Germany blast, it’s going to be sick."
Zumiez: "How often do you go back to Kansas City? What’s your favorite KC spot?"
Sean Malto: "I always try to make it there once every couple months, but this year I have just been getting jammed up with ankle surgeries and doing physical therapy out in L.A. and things have kept me out on the west coast a lot more. My favorite spot to skate? It’s so mellow there, and you can skate anywhere, it’s so awesome. There is this new D.I.Y. spot that a bunch of skaters built, and concreted up barriers and made ledges and manual pads. That has kind of been the new “go to” spot."
Zumiez: "You get a lot of crazy Insta comments, what has been the craziest?"
Sean Malto: "There are tons of Instagram haters. I just kind of stopped reading them. Actually, I don’t know about one comment, but one post I regret is, Bieber was skating my board, and I don’t know him and I’ve never met him, but I just thought it was funny that he was skating my board. I was like “Oh my God, Justin Bieber has my board, this is super random.” So I posted it on my Instagram, and I got so much hate towards like everything. I was like, “Oh my God I did not think it was going to go that crazy.” I didn’t know people hated him that much, but yeah that’s one I regret."