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SGV 004: Daughter Skateboards, Dad films, Slurpee destroyed!

Chris Greenspon November 19, 2020 129

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SGV 004: Daughter Skateboards, Dad films, Slurpee destroyed!

Daughter Skateboards is a brand based in Hacienda Heights, dedicated to helping young girls in the skate scene. Bobby Redline and Jesus Ramirez founded Daughter after their kids Draven and Aberdeen got them back into skating. 

Aberdeen Ramirez, her younger sister, and Draven Redline

The brand will belong to the girls when they get older. Meeting with Bobby, Draven, and friends Jaelyn Rose Sedano and her father Joe, the kids radiate confidence, and their dads seem happy and at ease. The girls take after their fathers; Draven the chaotic troublemaker, and JRose the focused competitor. A funny pair of friends, body slamming each other and sharing junk food. 

Draven Redline showing off a Daughter deck at The Garage in East Los

Bobby grew up in Hacienda Heights (and Norwalk) and is the main instigator, taking his friends’ kids to skateparks all over the state, and finding sketchy local spots to shoot clips at. He recalls spending many an afternoon ditching school and trekking up to the Jungle Bowl, a burnt out pool at the top of Turnbull Canyon where a fire destroyed some homes in the 80’s. He became a father early in life, and has a humble but mischievous spirit – still young at heart. His 12 year old Daughter Draven is a video game addict, a piercing fanatic, and a fire alarm puller. She bought her first skateboard with her own money, and can now skate vert. She goes everywhere in her Misfits sweater and trucker hat.

Jaelyn Sedano sitting with her Daughter pro-model

Joe Sedano is a lifelong skater and sports lover. He named his daughter after Jalen Rose, obviously. He encourages skating not just for fun, but also as a form of exercise and responsibility. JRose is top five in the state in her age group, says Joe. She’s gotten paid shoots and gets to hang with pros like Daewon Song (former La Puente resident!). 12 year old JRose comes off very studious about her craft of skating, but also shows interest in coding. She handles the interview with thoughtfulness and professionalism. But she’s not above soaking Draven with water when the opportunity arises.

Unique and Julie Ann Mora and Darla Encinas

The team has 6 members: Aberdeen Ramirez, Darla Encinas, Draven Redline, Jaelyn Sedano, and Unique and Julie Ann Mora. They’re mentored by their dads (inc. Chris Encinas and Julian Mora) and the mysterious Defacing Property Griptape

The girls table events like Exposure and give decks to little kids. Joe believes that the Daughters are becoming role models for the next generation of girls below them, and that it’s important to have people close to your age to look up to. Or hell, even some young kids to shame you into putting new bushings on your old deck.

All photos courtesy of Bobby Redline, Daughter Skateboards.

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Chris Greenspon

Radio journalist from La Puente, CA ... SGV Reporter for Streetsblog ... Past lives in LA news radio

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