Milou’s been all over the world extra occasions than you’ve got been to the shop and nonetheless makes time to movie elements between the flights. Cairo catches up with the French jetsetter to speak wild nights in Vegas and the way his new half nearly vanished endlessly.
Techno and tech-gnar, Milou’s new Pizza half is an simple drive
Hey, Vincent, you’ve been far and wide lately. The place are you proper now?
It’s been loopy recently—on a aircraft every single day. We had been in Philly and it was actually enjoyable. Then I ended up within the van with Jamie, Pedro, Kirby and Kaylanne on a bit of journey to Baltimore and New York. Now I’m in Paris.
Rattling, dude, sounds such as you’re touring a ton. The place are you headed subsequent?
All the pieces’s fairly packed, however I’m going residence for 2 days, lastly. Then I’ve acquired Road League in Vegas. Are you coming?
I might need to come back out to Vegas to see you.
You gotta come out! I don’t know if we’re going to skate a ton however we’re gonna get together.
Have you ever ever been?
Yeah, I’ve been to Vegas. It’s kinda loopy. It’s good for like two days and one evening, in the event you don’t get caught. Final time we had a very good good friend present us round that used to work there. He was working for some golf equipment and I simply get a textual content asking, “What’s your resort and room quantity?” So I inform him and he replies, “Be downstairs in 20 minutes.” And subsequent factor , there was the largest limousine ready for us that took us to a loopy membership the place we didn’t have to attend in line or pay. There was a desk ready for us with every part prepared.
That’s like a film expertise of Las Vegas.
We had been on the brokest journey, sharing a mattress for 4 individuals and we had a loopy VIP rich-people expertise in Vegas. I used to be fairly completely happy.
That’s fairly superb.
You must come, ‘trigger he may hook us up once more.
Yeah, we’ll see. I’m gonna soar into the video—it sounds such as you began proper after the Olympics and Road League?
I feel it began the identical means I stated earlier—I hopped within the van with Jamie Foy when he was on a Dickies journey. We had been simply hanging out, then I acquired in and began getting clips. I feel we spent 5 days in Atlanta and North Florida, then I stayed with him in Miami. And Jamie—he stacks three-to-five clips a day, so if you’ll be able to comply with him, you come out of the journey with some stuff. In order that’s once I began and we tried to maintain it largely footage within the US. After I’m again residence and filming, I maintain all these clips as a result of I’m attempting to not combine US and France. They simply look actually totally different.
Resistant to jetlag, Milou flys out of this feeble to flat Picture: Zaslavsky
So this half is all US-based?
Most of it’s possible Atlanta, Florida after which the North Bay. There’s perhaps a pair clips in LA. However that’s how we labored on it—5 days right here, a pair days there.
So that you didn’t have an thought to make the half from the beginning? It was simply that you simply went on that journey with Jamie and thought, Hey, perhaps I might do a video?
Yeah, precisely. Skating these contests, I wasn’t capable of skate on a daily schedule. So once I’d have a pair months between them, then I’d hit up Ref and say, “Let’s get a flight a go movie some stuff.” That’s the way it simply labored out.
That’s good. How do you mentally put together for a contest? Is there one thing that you simply’re pondering getting in?
Final yr was loopy attempting to qualify for the Olympics. There have been twice as many contests. Often, I simply skate Road League and a few Indy occasions. So I wasn’t capable of go on as many journeys. When I’ve a contest developing, I attempt to put together a bit of for that. Not less than I’m not attempting to movie a loopy banger proper earlier than. I am not attempting to get damage earlier than that contest. You go skate a park a bit of. When there’s no contest for a month, then there’s no less than two weeks I can go movie. In order that’s how I do each. It was fairly good this yr, as a result of there was a pair Road Leagues they usually had been all throughout the summer time months.
I didn’t notice there have been so many extra contests earlier than the Olympics versus a standard yr.
Yeah, ‘trigger they must run all these qualifying occasions. It’s like an additional cease after you already skate a Road League. Usually it’s simply finished after. So you continue to gotta prepare if you wish to do good. I do wish to do higher than Yuto, proper? It’s unimaginable although.
Hole to frontside nosegrind, do not give Yuto the pin
However you don’t do something to get your thoughts straight like, It’s two weeks earlier than the competition; I’m not gonna skate road.
It is not something particular. I simply do not do something silly. Let’s say I am going to a celebration in the future, then the following day I won’t skate. Additionally, the final two years I’ve been attempting to be extra wholesome. If I do know I’ve one thing I wish to movie or if I do know I am happening a visit for a month or two, I am gonna stop consuming a bit of bit earlier than and prepare. As a result of, particularly if it’s with Ref, it will get so intense. It is simply nonstop from 9AM ‘til 10PM. We simply skate and light-weight up spots. So in case your physique’s not clear, then you definitely received’t have the ability to absorb each probability or each spot we go to. I do the identical factor for contests—if I do know I’m gonna go to a contest in three weeks, I clear up my physique, cease consuming, go to the health club or do physio.
So it appears like Ref is fairly on high of it, getting individuals out skating.
Proper now, we’ve got a extremely good crew with the Pizza crew. It doesn’t matter what occurs, all of us are motivated to skate and are a very good group of pals. Everyone seems to be simply very easy and hypes everybody up. After which Ref is there to verify we maintain transferring, like, Alright, wrap it up.
Yeah, the crew captain.
He’s the man to say, Oh, I noticed a spot. Let’s test it out. After which he’ll throw an thought out like, Hey, Branny, you might do that! And Ref can even be the primary one skating flatground once we get to a spot.
The nice motivator.
Yeah, the Referee! He brings the rhythm.
I like that. So I heard from Ref that you simply guys bumped into an enormous drawback in March, however you didn’t even find out about it till a short time after.
They didn’t wish to inform me, however we misplaced all of the footage.
You misplaced all your footage?
So we acquired fortunate, really. Right here is the place I did an ideal job firstly of the yr. That half’s been finished for nearly six months. Round New 12 months, I requested Ref to place everybody’s footage on a timeline on YouTube to see the place everyone seems to be. Everybody was engaged on their totally different elements, and I wished to see my footage, too, because it was getting shut. That means I might see what number of again 50s we had, or perhaps see if ought to we add a again 5-0 as a substitute. I begged Ref for a pair weeks to do it and he did. Then, one month later, his exhausting drive and the pc on the workplace crashed—completely unfortunate. The luck in there’s that the primary footage was saved. However we misplaced all of the second angles, the roll ups, the B roll and all these clips of nice reminiscences. And, after all, all of us misplaced a pair clips—they weren’t all on the timeline. I feel Ryan was probably the most unfortunate one—he misplaced every part. Most of his filming was after we made the timeline. However the remainder of us had 75–90 p.c of our footage, simply at a decrease high quality. So in the case of modifying, there’s lots of clips you may’t use, ‘trigger it doesn’t look so good or you may’t slow-mo it. An element is not only concerning the methods, it’s about every part else.
Yeah, there’s the journey of getting all of the methods and what the crew is about.
Yeah, particularly once we all go on tour, we do a bunch of bullshit. It’s actually enjoyable and he’s at all times filming that. However we had a bit of luck in our catastrophe.
Since you had that YouTube hyperlink?
Yeah, I’m claiming that I’m proud I made Ref make a YouTube hyperlink. They took the drive to a pc place the place they stated it was gonna be between 5 and ten grand, and nonetheless weren’t certain it was going to work. So we had been like, We misplaced it.
Vincent’s frontside 5-0 was nearly misplaced to the sands of time
That’s good you bought a few of it again. That’s so gnarly.
Yeah, Ref was stressing. I feel even now he might joke about it, however continues to be feeling a bit of dangerous about it.
There are some issues which might be simply out of your management.
Yeah, the pc and the backup drive crashed. What number of backups do you want?
Feels like he did all the precise stuff. Two is fairly strong. You talked about the Pizza journeys and Ref capturing the bullshit. I keep in mind linking up with you and the crew, not realizing you had all been pals for thus lengthy. And with that, regardless that your English is superb, they’ve remembered lots of moments that get misplaced in translation—like saying “my Indys” versus “my lingerie.”
Ref has a word in his telephone that’s actually lengthy with stuff I stated that’s probably not correct with my accent, so that you perceive one thing else. I hope that it comes out at a while. I’m certain Ref’s gonna do a video and he’s gonna submit it. We did that Unbiased vehicles video My Indys, so once I say that, it sort of appears like my lingerie. So Ref has this video the place he picks up my underwear and he makes use of my voice from the Indy video. It’s like, These are my lingerie they usually’re measurement XL. They’re actually good for kicky entrance lip. They really feel actually good. And there are simply so lots of them.
Kicky entrance lip, should’ve worn the precise lingerie Picture: Zaslavsky
Hopefully we see that montage sometime.
I’ve to provide a very good one from Vincent Matheron. He’s one other French man. His English can also be excellent, however a few of the stuff, in the event you translate from French doesn’t work. Like if you’d like the dessert menu at a restaurant, you ask for the menu. However in French, the phrase we use translated means map. So at a restaurant, he requested for a map of the dessert. And as a substitute of asking for a doggy bag for his meals, he requested for it doggy fashion.
That’s superb. What’s your dream crew of skaters you’d wanna go on a visit with?
Simply the entire Pizza crew. Outdoors of that, the journey I simply went on with Pedro, Kirby, Jamie and Kaylanne was actually sick. It’s only a totally different sort of skating. I’m at all times actually grateful to go on journeys with totally different individuals.
Would you desire a professional Tech Deck?
Yeah, that might be humorous. I’d be hyped. I used to make use of a Tech Deck once I was in class. Once they took my Tech Deck, I’d use my pencil and fake to do some grinds on the desk. I’d be fairly hyped if some youngsters might use a Vincent Milou Tech Deck once they’re bored in class. I had them from individuals I preferred—Reynolds, Mark Gonzales and Marc Johnson.
Image-perfect swap again Smith Picture: Muller
Final one, what are your high three go-to methods.
You’ll must determine that out once you see the half. Hopefully I don’t repeat too many.
I feel that’s nice. Do you wish to give a shout-out?
Yeah, anybody who supported me via the entire thing. It’s been a dream come true. The final two years have been loopy, and I’m actually completely happy and fortunate. Shout-out everybody that supported me and helped me via that—sponsors, family and friends. I don’t wish to say anybody, as a result of I don’t wish to overlook anybody.
I feel that captures it, as a result of everybody fucking loves you.
Thanks. It’s a dream come true, irrespective of what number of elements you may have.
To have the half come out on Thrasher?
Yeah, since you look it up once you’re a child and it appears to this point. It’s all the way in which on the market over in America, throughout the Atlantic and also you don’t actually have a visa but. Additionally, Ref making the music for me is superb. He made it driving again from Seattle. That’s simply how gifted he’s.
That’s superior. Thanks, Vincent.
Bottom 50-50 down and round reppin’ the magazine. Massive LOVE, Milou Picture: Zaslavsky
Leave a Reply