One of the most treasured professional skateboarders joins the podcast! UNLEASHED is proud to welcome 31-year-old skateboard style icon Ishod Wair from Bordentown, New Jersey. In his exclusive nterview with The Dingo, Danny, and Brittney, the decorated all-round skateboarder (and occasional runway fashion model) details his passion for skateboarding, streetwear, and customized German sports cars.
Ishod Wair is your favorite pro skater’s favorite skater. Born and raised in New Jersey, Wair barged into the spotlight on the strength of video parts stacked with never-been-done tricks executed with effortless style. Wair’s rise started when he won the 2011 Kimberley Diamond Cup pro competition as an amateur rider, netting a $100,000 cash prize. From there, things really took off. In 2013, Thrasher Magazine elevated the self-proclaimed skate rat into the rare circle of ‘Skater of the Year’ Award recipients. He made history as the first African American skateboarder to earn that title. Although he’s more at home applying his all-round skate talents at street and transition spots, Wair has racked up quite the portfolio of competition wins: Accolades include an X Games gold medal as well as victories in Street League Skateboarding and Copenhagen Pro Open events – without ever compromising his nonchalant style. Hear what drives the sportscars and streetwear enthusiast – only on UNLEASHED!