Ke'chaud Johnson

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Where are you from and where are you now?
I grew up in a military family so we did move around a lot when I was younger, but most of my life has been in Texas. My family's all in Dallas so that's my hometown, but I'm enjoying living in Long Beach, California.  

Who are your sponsors?
Krux trucks, Ricta wheels, Mob grip, Etnies shoes, and Rhythm skateshop.

What's your current set-up?
8.125" Impact Light Darkstar deck with full concave, 8" standard/high Krux trucks with a downlow allen key kingpin. They are all black currently but i like to normally go with mixed or bright colors. 52mm Ricta slix, Bones swiss bearings, Mob griptape, Etnies Jameson Mt and Diamond hardware. 

What was the most challenging trick in your intro part?
Definitely the gap to five-o second to last trick. I actually found that spot from Reemo's instagram. He posted one of his homies doing a 50-50 on the strait part popping out. Someone in the comments said where it was at and i kinda sat on the thought of gaping onto the down part. When we finally went there it was not what i expected! It was super narrow and that along with the strait part of the rail being higher then the down part I would try to ollie out past it and over shoot the rail, or ollie what i thought was perfect and hit the strait part and miss anyways. Finally i was able to nudge my tail past the top part and lock into the down tail.

Who's in your crew?
Pretty much all the people I would skate with in Dallas moved to Long Beach too. 

What's your local skateshop?
Rhythm skateshop has been holding me down for a minute now!

Favorite skate trip?
I’d have to say Prague Czech Republic for Mystic Cup. The contest was a never ending festival with skating and chill'n all day and then at dark multiple dj's came on throughout the festival grounds playing until the sun came up. 

Favorite skater/favorite video part?
I’ve been hyped on Jerry Hsu's stuff lately. Those B-sides are crazy!

Shoutouts?
My mom for traveling to watch me skate in almost every single contest I've done, my dad for taking me to a number of skateparks before I had a license, my two brothers, Rob Cahill, Ant from One Love, Chris Baird, Kareem Campbell, Wolfpat, Cambo Rob, Bill Weiss, Ryan Decenzo, Guy Hartley, Mikendo, Jonny from Crystal Antlers, Carolyn for being amazing, Mark Laue, Ron Whaley, Jameson, Ray for putting together a dope part for me, Shak Waz, Thomas Freshley, my grandma, uncle Kerry, Chet for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the brand.