Meet the Team

About Squid Squad

Introducing Squid Squad, our dedicated team of Brand Ambassadors who share a deep appreciation for the Squid Industries brand and all things balisong-related.

Each member of Squid Squad brings a unique style and set of skills. They’re passionate, talented individuals who share our enthusiasm for flipping and the balisong community.

Join us in celebrating our Brand Ambassadors as they ignite inspiration and foster connections amongst the balisong community and Squid Industries fans. Explore their stories, follow their journey, and don’t forget to spread the balisong hobby with the world.

Get to know squid squad members

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ABOUT

Age: 20

Location: Nevada USA

Started Flipping: 2020

Favorite Knife: Krake Raken

Favorite Trainer: Nautilus

Kevin Arellano

@mysticflps

How did you get into flipping?

“My interest for flipping started when my cousin would show me posts from @___hey.austin, @flippin.trippin, and @keitxro_ few months later, we ended up gifting each other our first trainers for the holidays and finally got into the hobby.”

Who are your favorite flippers?

Along with the three flippers I mentioned that got me into flipping, my other favorites are @jelly.flp, @blankermane, @yummyoysterboi, @sysmthngwng, and @lqkii_alt

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ABOUT

Age: 21

Location: Utah, USA

Started Flipping: 2017

Favorite Knife: Hydro

Favorite Trainer: Nautilus

Max Wenham

@balisongnerd

How did you get into flipping?

“I had a family friend who owned a benchmade 42 growing up. I always thought it was really cool seeing him learning tricks on it. I bought myself a CSGO trainer in 2017 but I couldn’t wait for it to come so I built myself one out of legos! haha”

Who are your favorite flippers?

andrew_rowe8, seijib, james hill

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ABOUT

Age: 20

Location: California USA

Started Flipping: 2017

Favorite Knife: Hydro

Favorite Trainer: Squidtrainer

James Wang

@rumilion

How did you get into flipping?

"I was visiting China in the summer of 2017 and got bored, so I went on BiliBili (aka Chinese YouTube) and found a reupload of Kuma Films’ video with Curtis @knifestuff"

Who are your favorite flippers?

It changes pretty often but recently I’ve been enjoying @rylothh @mattbabt @graaeeemee (I think that’s his handle?) and @mackswhy

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ABOUT

Age: 21

Location: Texas USA

Started Flipping: 2016

Favorite Knife: Krake Raken

Favorite Trainer: Mako

Jackson Wood

@dubmoblade

How did you get into flipping?

"A few friends and I picked up cheap balisongs from a random knife shop and started learning"

Who are your favorite flippers?

@rylothh @seijib, @james.hill._, @ihatejoff

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ABOUT

Age: 16

Location: OHIO USA

Started Flipping: 2020

Favorite Knife: Krake Raken

Favorite Trainer: Nautilus

Koen Dominguez

@_keoni._

How did you get into flipping?

“After my trip to the Philippines, I saw my brother do a basic aerial, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever, so I wanted to learn.”

Who are your favorite flippers?

@ihatejoff, @mattbabt, @jameshill

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ABOUT

Age: 17

Location: Hawaii USA

Started Flipping: 2019

Favorite Knife: Krake Raken

Favorite Trainer: Tsunami

Allen Grande

@bootleg_a1an

How did you get into flipping?

“My cousin gave me his broken ccc.”

Who are your favorite flippers?

@balis_jin, @km_kilometerzz, @jelly.flp