Welcome to the team- TJ Rogers
Billabong is proud to welcome Canadian skateboarder TJ Rogers to the team. Straight out of Whitby, ON, TJ packs a passionate style and an appetite for spot destruction. His recent stack of media coverage and contest results are a direct representation of his talent, dedication, and likeability.
‘The first time I saw TJ skate I immediately wanted to root for the kid. He’s a mix of his natural style and honest attitude’ comments Marketing Coordinator Nathan Benson. ‘He’s tough as nails, a hard worker, and a genuinely good person. We’re excited and humbled to have TJ representing Billabong. TJ deserves every bit of the recognition he’s getting these days‘.
‘I’ve known TJ for many years.’ adds Billabong Skateboard Team Manager Rodney Johnson. ‘The first time I ran into him he was a little kid. I was on tour in Toronto. My team, the filmer/photographer and myself couldn’t figure out how this little guy was everywhere at all the demos and at the street spots at like 1 or 2 AM. No matter what he was there! It was like that movie Beetle Juice. Say his name a few times and he would pop up out the bushes or he’d be skating across the street to hang with us. He wasn’t disrespectful or anything; but we couldn’t figure him out. Back then he wasn’t as seasoned of a skater that he is now; but his sheer determination/PMA and the love for skateboarding has put him in the position he’s in now in the skateboard world! He knows the meaning of work! I’m proud to finally have a chance to work with him as a grown ass man! Cheers TJ, mad props!’
TJ just wrapped up filming for Blind’s new video project ‘Damn’ which will be dropping May 27th, 2013. After a ripping part in ‘This is not a test’ in 2011, we’re fired up to see what TJ is going to deliver this time.