How Sean Malto Got Sponsored by Girl
How Sean Malto Got Sponsored by Girl

SAM SMYTH: How about this one? What you know about an
age 14 Antwuan Dixon? No tattoos. Who else we got? How about an age 12
David Gonzalez? Tony Tave. More Antwuan. So this is it. This is the television where
Sean and Mo were discovered. This is their stuff. This is the early VHS tapes. See, this is Malto’s. 13 years old when
filmed, 14 now. I don’t know why I wasn’t thrown
off right off the bat. That white hat looked insane. SEAN MALTO: I wasn’t really
filming for a “sponsor me” video at all. I just was skating. I just love skating. I was a 13-year-old kid, and
skating was still new to me, and we were just having fun. I didn’t even send
it in actually. The guys at Escapist
sent it in. I was on flow for a good
two and a half years. That was a long time I
was tripping on it. SAM SMYTH: I think he went to
a Tampa Am when I was still flowing him. And I think Toy Machine hit him
up and maybe Flip, too. And he shut them down, so I
was like OK, he’s solid. SEAN MALTO: I sent in eight
sponsor tapes, thinking is this going to happen? And then you have Mike Mo, who
was on flow for six months, was on probably his second
sponsor tape, and we go on the first trip together, and I was
like, damn, is it that easy for other people? SAM SMYTH: So, look we got
two tapes, three DVDs. This is over a year and
a half flow period. I mean, that’s how you
get on the team. The kid had motivation. He had drive. He really wanted on. So we made his dream
a reality. This is Mike Mo’s. Mike Mo only did two tapes. SEAN MALTO: Yeah,
Sam called me. He was like, hey, we want to
start giving you boards. I had Eric Koston posters
hanging up on my wall, so I was like, no way. I was super psyched. And then I remember telling my
mom about it and my aunt, she was in town at the time. And they went, and they
looked on the site. And it was right when Yeah
Right! was going on. And I think one of the trailers
was Koston yelling in that homeless dude’s face after
everybody came in the car, and they were like,
these are the guys are giving you boards? And I was like, yeah. SAM SMYTH: After we had just
known each other through video, there was this
opportunity to actually get Sean and Mo on a trip with some
of the other team, and that was to Toronto, Canada. SEAN MALTO: They’re going on a
trip to Canada, and they were like hey, do you want to go? [BLEEP] of course I want to go. Yeah, go hang out the
Girl team in Canada. I was psyched on that. So that was the first
trip that me and Mike Mo went on together. SAM SMYTH: Mo and Sean were in
the same boat, being that they didn’t really know any
of the guys too much. I was pretty much the only
one they really knew. They told me later that they
really tripped out when they saw, at baggage claim, Koston
grabbing golf clubs. There was probably l a period
when I was telling him, look dude, you’re 100%. We were just waiting for the
opportunity to get him on the road with the boys. I don’t think he was totally
wondering where he was going until that Canada trip, but
that was what for sure solidified it. SEAN MALTO: After the Yes We
Canada trip, that free DVD came out, and then they had a
little part of me and Mike Mo. And that was our introduction
to the team. When that came out that
was like, you’re on, and I was psyched. I get to hang out with these
guys for a long time. I get to travel with
them every year. It was a dream come true. SAM SMYTH: I’m super proud
of these guys. I can take all the credit. Those are the dudes that are
doing it themselves, and they’ve come a super,
super long way. And I didn’t have to
much to do it that, besides noticing them. But the fact that it was me
that noticed them makes me super proud. SEAN MALTO: Filming for Pretty
Sweet now, it’s just a different caliber, I guess. When you’re in a video with Guy
Mariano and Mike Johnson and Cory Kennedy and stuff. Yeah, it’s crazy. You have a lot of pressure to
come through and have a good video part, which
it’s still fun. You go out. You can mess around and stuff,
but there’s a time where you got to get serious. And all right, I have to sit
here and try this trick for three hours and hopefully
land it. SAM SMYTH: What was
your question? Sorry. I had zoned out.

99 thoughts on “How Sean Malto Got Sponsored by Girl”

  1. Clelio Pimentel says:

    mto fera…..

  2. Marius Rubino says:

    Malto could FS 50-50 Kickflip out when he was 13.. I'm 21 and my kickflips still suck

  3. Adam I says:

    R.I.P Carlsbad gap!

  4. xKhino says:

    Dude we need that atwuan footy yo like RIGHTNOW !

  5. xKhino says:


  6. armin38822 says:


  7. Dominic Robles says:

    3:54 it says matlo and after that 4:01 great way to cheat in a manual

  8. Explicit Productions says:

    lol at 3:52 they spelled sean last name wrong and put "matlo"

  9. Etirps Derp says:

    That guy blinks WAY too much lol

  10. Nick Adams says:

    whats a flow period.. ?

  11. grhmcchrn says:

    i super hate the super way, that every super person on this super planet is now saying super all over the super fucking place.
    It makes you super sound super dumb.

  12. BenKoppl says:

    they totally spelled Malto wrong in the like 1 second clip they showed of Yes We Canada so sick.

  13. Tony Roberts says:

    4:34 look at his cup on the left he is on drugs!

  14. Sean Strauss says:

    0:54 Bullshit

  15. smellycaravans says:

    Antwuan at 14?? We need that shit quick.

  16. GATO MICH says:

    He sounds tired and out of it at the end of the video

  17. Javier Marin Munoz says:

    This sean mal to is crazy good

  18. Grouwet Dylan says:

    i skate 2 months and i finally cazn do my ollie 😀 thx sean malto u helped me 

  19. James Bond says:

    Damn! He really could be Koston's son! At least a little brother.

  20. Anton says:

    1:10 The legendary couch

  21. deathmast403 says:

    grabing golfclubs??

  22. Shadez Entertainment says:

    I have a Sean Malto Girl deck it's awesome.

  23. dynamo gaming says:

    Vice is shit

  24. Jung und Dumm says:

    wtf this guy is 25?!

  25. Cev Spen says:

    whats a sponsore me thing?

  26. S.A.M. Chronic says:

  27. Sin The Rebel says:

    How in the fuckk is he whipping that shit at 13 years old smhh insane!

  28. Alphonso dobey says:

    How many tricks you have to do to get sponsored

  29. Derrick Somerville says:

    You have to post some Antwan footy. Theres no way you can bring that shit up and put it away lol

  30. Donato Tassoni says:

    im sponserd to

  31. Urban Gaming says:

    Is a Pressure Flip and an Inward Heel the same thing? Dont Hate Please

  32. Graham Brisebois says:

    isn't girl and chocolate the same brand? I went to go buy a girl deck but they were all warped! I found a chocolate. #ChevyStrong lol.

  33. Nyro GFX says:

    I have his pro deck

  34. Judah Israel says:

    fuck now I feel sucky

  35. Viral Mayhem Official says:

    April 4th


  36. tom cruise says:

    can the guy with the hat talk any slower

  37. THCBaked420 says:

    so many people skate just to get sponsored yeah thats really cool but its all about having fun cmon

  38. Lasse the ADHD gamer says:


  39. deniall says:

    Is he pushing mongo…?

  40. deniall says:

    What's a good strong deck with nice pop at a reasonable price? I've looked at so many but I really can't decide lmao

  41. Motions 98 says:

    3:53 Does it say "Matlo" on the yes we canada thing or is that just me…

  42. Mida fortytwo says:

    nothing on that harsh eruo barge huh?

  43. Kor Kut says:

    hahahaha classic koston, ive skated with that guy because my cuzz used to have a pro am sponsor ship…guys is a class act!!! lol

  44. The Littlest Giant says:

    He denied flip and toy machine, and that makes him solid? Why? I don't get it.

  45. Stefan Az says:

    such a great guy

  46. jakegetscake says:

    I never knew of this dude then one day some guys at the skatepark told me I looked like him at first I thought it was a diss or something and that Sean would look like an alien or something but I looked him up and was surprised about how much we do look alike

  47. jeffrey richards says:

    Get girl boards

  48. Matthew Poreda says:

    good skater but nothing beats the old school street skaters like shortys team back in the day.

  49. Big 3ye says:

    Sean Malto has an annoying personality

  50. Matt Green says:

    more practice than youve ever seen. Thats how sean got sponsered.

  51. Adam says:

    Itsa gooda sho

  52. LIquid says:

    1:50 whats that swisher sweet looking dvd

  53. Victor Barrales says:

    3:53 Does it say "Matlo" on the yes we canada thing or is that just me…

  54. MrEpicDB says:


  55. Giovanni Laux says:

    Do sponsor me tapes only get you on flow or could they out you on am?

  56. SomeHonestWords says:

    I just LOVE Sean Malto. There is just something so positive about him. I respect him and think of him as one of the best ones.

  57. Andale Axl says:

    sucks koston ain't part of girl anymore

  58. SHONUFF says:

    Girl and PLan B were the best in the early to mid 90s

  59. Kyle Storey says:

    so stoned

  60. Owen Beckley says:

    I know sean I live in Kansas City he's my neighbor

  61. On dat gas 301 says:

    Who else thinks sean malto looks like dr. Suess lmao

  62. BillyBobAngus says:

    3:55ish….a dude got fucked by his bored on those stairs

  63. Screeners says:

    Sweet branded content.

  64. leighton lanzetta says:

    rob mckinley sister lived cuple doors down from me in oldsmar fl years ago lol dont remember how to spell his last name lol

  65. Jake Tina says:

    spelt his name wrong in the yes we canada poster hahaha

  66. Papitate says:

    i would prefer being sponsored by toy machine rather than girl

  67. architoot says:

    lol rick mccrank at 2:50

  68. Aidan Wells says:

    I only ride girl boards

  69. Will Geddes says:

    First clip is from my hometown park in louisville, crazy to see how far he's come

  70. Donald Knighten says:

    what's wrong with being sponserd by a girl

  71. Tom Snyder says:

    Back when Sean malto wasn't a conceited fuck

  72. Mathias Fruhmann says:

    Only thing I got out of this was that there antwuan footage their not showing us

  73. ChazzMode says:

    2:22 "Nooo waay I was super siked" classic skater/surfer tone lol

  74. Hyper foo says:

    no malto manual shit

  75. Ryan Ross says:

    Is this singed420's skater brother

  76. Anthony Falk says:

    Wooowwwww…@0:40 that back lip on the handrail at 13!!! Savage…..

  77. mr green says:

    I ride a scooter and this is so inspirational, respect 🙌

  78. drinkingpoolwater says:

    “I wasn’t even trying to get sponsored”

    “I sent in 8 sponsor me tapes”

  79. Rob McLean says:

    Love the Vic Park scene… London ONT..

  80. liam says:

    "i was trippin on acid"

  81. shmoodled says:

    malto is psyched

  82. BeezyAintRight ! says:

    Nothing like a good ole throwback.

  83. it’s just youtube tho says:

    so is no one gonna mention that they didn’t put Dixon on?

  84. ACPHOTO says:

    Always found it odd that Mike Mo looks so much older than Malto but he's actually younger.

  85. ssmoly says:


  86. Isaiah Wong says:

    Did I miss something? Why is Mike Carroll not mentioned in this video

  87. Nathan Tse says:

    Bro I’m 13 now and just learning to kickflip and boardslide

  88. Mario Villa says:

    we need more of these how __ got sponsored and just release their sponsor me tapes

  89. Rob McLean says:

    Vic park in London

  90. Stepherd says:

    malto manuel shit

  91. Michael says:

    I didn’t know Koston played golf, that’s rad!

  92. Smore beast says:

    Oh wow today

  93. javier cazares says:

    Anyone asking about the antwuan video just type transition skate shop, they have his sponsor tape

  94. ØFFCAST says:

    Free Cory Kennedy

  95. Carson The Cat Man says:

    What the fuck does vice know about skateboarding

  96. UrMomGay Lol says:

    Y’all gotta watch in 144p

  97. elijah says:

    He’s representing eskapist and KCMO

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