Name: Donald Packard Fancher
Sponsors / Flow: Cockfight Skateboards, WRV (I think…)
I was into Star Wars, Legos, the Baltimore Orioles and baseball until I was 11. That year I moved 3 hours away from anyone I knew. I found a skateboard, some kids to ride with and I crushed neighborhood sewer drains for a good year until we met an older kid with power tools. Developers were expanding our neighborhood so we stole TONS of wood and built launch ramps, rails, boxes, all sorts of shit.
A year later we got a local park built after getting some petitions signed. It was rumored some older dudes came through that had a bowl in the cut but if you found it you could ride it. Well I fucking found it.
I guess I got into roundwall and vert because it took me two years to learn kickflips. Skating transition in 2000 meant I skated with primarily with people 10 to 20 years older than me that grew up skating Trashmore and what not. By the time I had a license I was skating Trashmore and the bowl in the country during the week and driving 2hrs every Saturday to the Outer Banks to skate the Wanchese bowl.
I got to skate some pretty fun contests and local vert demos before I got outta high school. I skated World Cup bowl contests before everyone got the roundwall memo, then I went to college and ever since I can’t get my knee on the board when I eggplant anymore… I still weasel my way into a contest once in a while to keep in touch with friends made over the years.
Skateboarding has given me everything, I fundamentally have no idea how other people live. The world fucking sucks, there’s nothing you can do about it but there’s nothing stopping you from having a good time. My skateboard has shown me the world, introduced me to countless people, and retaught me how to think about my existence on this blue marble of idiots.
Enjoy my constant stream of cynical content.