It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen Bam Margera on a skateboard. After a long hiatus due to bone spurs in his feet, he’s picked it up again. And he’s not just cruising around! He just released a new mini ramp clip that shows that he’s still got it. On top of that, Element has already reached out to Bam about releasing a new model or re-issuing an old one and extended an offer to him to travel with the team. Jenkem caught up with Bam to get the low-down on it all.
“Yeah, well, it was like bone spurs in my feet, I had like six of them. The reason why I took so long to get them fixed was because it didn’t hurt to walk or run, it just hurt to land tricks skating. So it was never really a rush to go get them fixed.
Then four or five years went by where I didn’t skate, and if I did skate it was simply cruising around FDR or at the park at my house, but nothing serious. Then winter came and I was in Estonia editing a movie about this guy Andy Mccoy. He plays in a band Hanoi Rocks with Iggy Pop. It was like October and it was already snowing and dark by 3:00 PM. I was like, I’m gonna kill myself if I don’t get to Barcelona and skate. So I flew to Barcelona, bought my first skateboard in 20 years and met up with Winkle [filmer]. From there, we’ve kind of been taking a road trip all over Spain for about two months.”
Head over to Jenkem’s site for the full interview regarding Bam’s comeback.