Albuquerque, New Mexico
Long Beach, California
Vans shoes, Toy Machine skateboards, Pig wheels, Independent trucks, Insight clothes, Stance socks, BZ skate shop, Ashbury sunglasses, Mouse grip, Starbucks, Wing Stop, Golden Pride, The Mechanic Inc., Number Nine, ABQ, Mom and Dad
DATE OF BIRTH
July 14th, 1996
ON VANS SINCE
TOY MACHINE’S NEWEST PRO, DANIEL LUTHERAN, A.K.A. DAN LU, CAUGHT EVERYONE’S ATTENTION WITH THE LEAD PART IN TOY MACHINE’S “BRAIN WASH” DVD.
It seemed like as soon as his part ended with the massive, frontside 50-50, down what looked like a thousand-stair handrail, that he became a household name — and deservedly so. Daniel’s skating has given the people of Albuquerque something to be proud of aside from cacti and green chili stew. His energy shines as bright as the desert sun and his positivity is infectious to everyone around him. We anticipate him having a long and storied career with Vans.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Every single one, because you’re traveling freely with friends and family, going to epic places and doing epic things, right?
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Gilbert [Crockett], Johnny [Layton], Geoff [Rowley], Chima [Ferguson]. They’re extraordinary souls beyond skating.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
I wish I could do magic.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Music, seeing, learning, natures goods, coffee, food, art, girls, sleep, travel, space.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Dr. Seuss, Oh The Place You’ll Go. Pure life wisdom, no spew.