SLAM CITY´S CATCH UP WITH DIEGO BUCCHIERI

Diego Bucchieri is an inspiration, a legend whose contribution to skateboarding is firmly stamped in the history books and onto our grey matter. We all came to know of ‘The Butcher” after his early trips from Argentina to California where he shredded everything in his path, found him a home on Think and later Toy Machine. His single minded dedication to carving his own path blazed a trail for others outside of the US intent on realising their dreams, a path which continues today.

Just before this crazy year began Diego and Roberto Alemañ’s “You Got it!” part dropped where these two lifers put it all on the line and showed us all they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. The infectious drive which fuelled this part happening is what has always been at the heart of Diego’s operations. Now life finds him at a point where that same motivation can be primarily focused on his own company Cleaver. With the next drop of boards on their way we managed to catch up with Diego on the phone just before he relocated to Madrid to see where he’s at right now, find out more about his vision for Cleaver and see if there’s another part in the works…

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THE NEW TIME FOR CLEAVER BOARD GETS THE BUTCHER FRONT BLUNT TEST. PHOTO: ADRIAN RIOS