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3 Minutes with Davis Torgerson!

Posted By dustin in Skate | Apr 24 2009 / Friday Skip To The Comments (58)

Last September on the Japan tour, Sean Malto was raving over this one video part he saw on YouTube—bringing his laptop into everyone’s rooms and making us watch. After witnessing four and a half minutes of some of the more stylish ripping we’d seen in a while, followed by the nollie frontside hurricane ender, we were all pretty blown away.

“Oh isn’t that the kid who nollie heeled the Brooklyn Banks rail?” Someone said. A web clip here, a photo there, an in-person spotting at Tampa Am or the Brooklyn Banks… as it turns out, we all kinda knew about Davis in one form or another.

It wasn’t long before everyone was saying “We need to get Davis on etnies!” And lucky for us, he was down to join the crew. We took him to Florida last month and it felt like he’d been on the team for years. There was no weirdness, no “getting to know you” nonsense… just skating and good times.

The way Davis skates doesn’t need to be compared to anyone else out there. He’s not the “If you mixed Skater X with Skater Y and a little of Skater Z you get Davis Torgerson” type of dude. We’re just flat-out down for him and looking forward to our future with him. Welcome to the etnies team, Davis.

Expect some new footage of Davis soon. In the meantime, enjoy three minutes with him:

Davis Torgerson, Frontside Feeble

Top three reasons Minnesota is better than California:
  1. Lakes
  2. Seasons
  3. Homies
Top three reasons California is better than Minnesota:
  1. Ocean
  2. Weather
  3. More homies

Top three Midwest cities that aren't in Minnesota:
  1. Chicago
  2. Kansas City
  3. Denver (if considered Midwest)
Top three things about being Norwegian:
  1. Eating Lefsa
  2. Having an excuse for always being so pale
  3. Metal

Top three reasons to wrestle Malto in a hotel room:
  1. Video documentation of Malto's head under a mattress
  2. Getting choked by two fingers
  3. Actually, there is no reason
Top three nollie heels in skateboarding:
  1. Kenny Hoyle
  2. Mike Carroll
  3. Dennis Busenitz

Top three reasons you are so like your dad:
  1. Short
  2. Similar mannerisms
  3. Golf!
Top three favorite tricks to do:
  1. Tre flip
  2. Nollie flip
  3. Powerslide

Top three that you suck at:
  1. Frontside flips
  2. Hardflips
  3. Front bigspins
Top three things you hate right now:
  1. The cold
  2. Mosquitoes
  3. Stupid people

Top three things you love right now:
  1. Basketball
  2. Spring
  3. Coffee
Top three favorite skate videos:
  1. Sorry
  2. Yeah Right
  3. Shitheads Vol. 8

Top three favorite people to skate with:
  1. David Jaimes
  2. Josh Folley
  3. Dan Narloch
Top three things you are afraid of:
  1. Venomous spiders
  2. Venomous snakes
  3. Sharks

Top three favorite foods:
  1. Burritos
  2. Chinese
  3. Ribs
Top three memories of your first etnies tour:
  1. Sean falling on the folder chair
  2. "Seagulls"
  3. Mochi balls in Bill's hair

Top three things to never leave home without:
  1. Wallet
  2. Phone
  3. Keys
Top three reasons you decided to ride for etnies:
  1. Team
  2. Awesome people
  3. Great shoes

Top three things you want to do before you die:
  1. Triple flip El Toro
  2. Knife fight a bear
  3. Date a supermodel
Top three movies:
  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Sin City
  3. Burn After Reading

Top three DLX employees:
  1. Wang
  2. Alex
  3. Jim
Top three embarrassing things you do:
  1. Constantly spilling on my shirt
  2. Awkward handshakes/high fives
  3. Stressing about stupid shit

Top three things about Sam McGuire:
  1. There's no way to limit to three favorite things about Sam
  2. He
  3. Kills it
Give one favorite or funny thing about Jose, Mikey and Tyler:
  1. Jose's "going pro" Cake
  2. Mikey's mini that I never got to skate
  3. Tyler's spaghetti incident

Top three things that you could be doing instead of this interview:
  1. Barbequing
  2. Playing Rock Band
  3. Cleaning my room
Top three ways to end this:
  1. Stop
  2. Answering
  3. These

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58 Comments 3 Minutes with Davis Torgerson!

  1. I want footage!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  2. congratulations davis. im am so proud everything is going well. you deserve it so much. keep killing it thats all i can say.

    theotis beasley
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  3. what shoes does he where

    tremaine glasgow
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  4. this kid is fucking sick, the midwest makes the best. Some one posted some footage. peep it.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  5. we were playing rock band while he answered these questions on his IPHONE

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  6. congrats Davis, your killin it!

    erick valentic
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  7. Peep his footage in the Real Skateboards Manifest if you haven't already.

    grizzly anderson
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  8. Congrats Davis, you deserve it!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  9. he should have stayed on nikessss

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  10. The kid rips. Good to see the next generation of Minnesota skaters getting theirs.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  11. WANG!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  12. way to go Torgy! minnesota represent. good to see youve swithed to Etnies from that bastard company Nike. you are killing it more and more everyday, when you have time back in MN swing down to Renegade or hit me up some other time, I'd like to talk to ya bout some things. Later

    Beard from Renegade
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  13. fuck ya dude way to be keep killin it, ur my favorite skater!

    davis lonergan
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  14. thats sick about the norwegian the same way.and from minnesota..hes on hype all day long here

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  15. Davis is sick.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  16. BOONDOGGLE!!!!!!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  17. DAVIS! not sure if you are going to read this... you are killin it homie. you are bout to blow up. i will hit you up if you are still livin in MN. im about to be back in plymouth in a few weeks!

    Chris Fugh
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  18. you tre flipped the tripple set before me.. your killin it

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  19. Dude... all from that yellow rail just like I was saying... good luck man looks like you're living the dream

    Jack Collins
    Posted: 7 years ago,

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  21. Hey nice job dude! the fam would love to see you sometime. good luck

    Cole Lunde
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  22. Grats bro! can't wait to see new sick footage. Rep' for the 763 (or 612). Midwest all day baby!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  23. Cangrats bro!! next your back in mpls you gotta make some time for the homies!! ps say hi to Sheckler for me!!!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  24. slaaaavis slays dragons, rails, ramps, stairs its whatever straight domination... haha good for u dawg... SHECKLER

    Ben Carlson
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  25. dude, your amazing. keep ripping it up! :)

    luis rodriguez
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  26. Davis has been my favorite skater for a while now, I'm glad that he finally got on a legit shoe team

    Pierre Sebastian
    Posted: 7 years ago,

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  28. you r a beast and your one of my favorites on cal-surf

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  29. congratulations man you deserve it

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  30. dude congrats.ur so sick and im short too ....u should sk8 mia skatepark in florida sometime.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  31. this guys been blowin up all over the place latley. and now that he's on the new etnies team he's gonna be even more out there. GO DAVIS!

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  32. Properasfuck.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  33. butterlord

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  34. Davis meow

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  35. representing wayzata.

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  36. dude congrats it was sick when me george john vinny and more were chillin at that zombies concert at harriet island i was that little dude but im way better now and hope do see more footy bro ur a beast

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  37. arredude congrats it was sick when me george john vinny and more were chillin at that zombies concert at harriet island i was that little dude but im way better now and hope do see more footy bro ur a beast

    Posted: 7 years ago,
  38. Hi Davis!
    remember me? Yael'm the girl you met with friends in front of the white Malaga. How are you? How are you living in your country? Still in Spain? I hope to see you soon! a huge kiss

    Yael Pereyra
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  39. not sure if you are going to read this... you are killin it homie. you are bout to blow up. i will hit you up if you are still livin in MN. im about to be back in plymouth in a few weeks!

    jairo natanael
    Posted: 7 years ago,
  40. I went to topshop and Jake idk his last name, he ride for ello and he thought i look and skate like you.

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  41. omg does anyone know what hoody he is wearing its soo nice lol someone tell me plzzz

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  42. Shit man i saw davis at the Oakdale park last august or something like that and he was tearing it up, i thought boondoggle was amazing but seeing in person just blew my mind

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  43. hes so good hes my fav skater even though hes am

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  44. i am about go for a sponsor ship for etnies any tips on how to get sponsored.

    Posted: 6 years ago,

    Posted: 6 years ago,

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  47. Davis=boss

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  48. he born in norway?

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  49. can't wait for flow trash and the real vid

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  50. Davis you had the sickest part I have seen from the MIDWEST. Boondoggle!!!!!!!!!!! Keep the coverage comin REPRESENT MIDWEST. P.S. Dude u have the best nollie inward heels. Not even kidding

    Justice Wilson
    Posted: 6 years ago,
  51. Sick... lol awkward hand shakes.

    Dillan Mesedahl
    Posted: 6 years ago,
  52. Does anyone know where I can find free online grant applications?


    Posted: 6 years ago,
  53. People deserve wealthy life and mortgage loans or just financial loan would make it better. Just because freedom depends on money state.

    Posted: 6 years ago,
  54. DAVIS U BI@#CH ASS N**GA ...ur to good

    Posted: 5 years ago,
  55. Blue
    Posted: 5 years ago,
  56. Womens Nike Dunks High Red Valentine's Day 2010

    Posted: 5 years ago,
  57. This is the most interesting blog that I have read all year!!!


    bank ohne schufa

    Posted: 5 years ago,
  58. hes on dc now. said those are the greatest shoes

    Posted: 5 years ago,

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