Best of 2021: Dee Collins

2021 was certainly a breakout year for Derry's Dee Collins. An absolute slew of ridiculous instagram content kept him at the forefront of everyone's minds from the get go. In April, he scored himself the cover of Issue 2, before going on to hammer out a full interview six months later for Issue 4. Along the way, it was also announce that Dee had joined the ranks of The National Skateboard Co, whilst he was also given the responsibility of closing down the Belfast's Sole.lo Store's first production, RISE.

That's a lot of boxes for anyone to tick off in a single 12 month period. With that in mind, we caught up with Dee to find out what he made of the productive year that just was. Read on to find out more...

Skater of 2021: Kevin Bilyeu

Trick of 2021: Kyle Wilson’s switch heel at Southbank.

Video part of 2021: Kevin Bilyeu’s pro DGK part.

Song of 2021: NitoNB x Workrate - Plugged In

Favourite clip of 2021: Front shove St Anne’s, from Sole.lo's Rise video.

Favourite photo of 2021: Back lip the ledge in Liverpool that Leo shot.

Backside lipslide, Liverpool. As seen in Dee's Issue 4 interview. Photo: Leo Sharp.

Favourite non-skating pastime of 2021: Sea swims.

Event of 2021: Easylife gig at Belfast Limelight.

Road trip of 2021: We drove from the north east of Ireland to the southwest.

Skater to watch out for in 2022: Ross Doyle...

...or Shane San Agustin.

The thing you’re most looking forward to in 2022: Hopefully get to see new places.