Weckingball is the Internet’s own self-proclaimed ‘Most Jacked Skater’ whose made his name from debunking manuals, doing incredible frontside flips and delivering a new kind of skate entertainment.
He brings something new to skateboarding and we are super stoked he’s now a member of The No Comply Network.
We hit him up to talk about how he got his first sponsors, working with Dime MTL, Glory Challenge, Live at the Stadium 2019, Chris Roberts, Manny Busters and his favourite things of all-time on and off his skateboard.
Where did you grow up and where do you live nowadays?
I grew up and still reside in Atlantic County NJ
Where did you start skateboarding?
I learned to skate in Ocean City NJ with a few friends from school.
We would also film skits and pranks along with our skateboarding.
First time I got hooked up was from Jeff Pang when he was working for DC shoes.
I was 19.
How’d you come up with the name Weckingball?
I had an interview back in 2009 in Focus Magazine.
The interviewer Mike Mazur told me he heard some kids calling me “Weckingball”.
I’m not sure if he really did hear that being said or he made it up on the spot.
Weck is my name, and I suppose the connection with aggressively throwing myself down gaps n shit spawned the play on “wrecking ball”.
For the record, Weckingball is just a nickname/Instagram name.
My name is Weck.
Why did you start your Instagram?
I stopped skating for about 2 years back in 2015.
I didn’t like the way the industry was being whored out.
I suppose I started my Instagram page in 2017 to reconnect with friends.
I made some funny posts.
Word got around, and I just kept with it.
At what point did you realise your work was becoming really popular?
When I heard kids in Cali were saying “you Wecked” to their friends when they’d botch a manual.
How’d you come up with your Manny Busters video format?