How long have you been skateboarding?
– 31 years
What was the first trick you learned on a skateboard?
– My older brother made me drop in on an 8ft tall neighborhood junk ramp my first time ever riding a skateboard. I remember that screws, nails, and tetanus were a factor. I did it, rolled away and the fire has been lit ever since.
What is your favorite skate spot of all time? Why?
– A place called Mautz paint in my home town in Wausau Wisconsin. I started skating as a kid when everyone had a skateboard in 86. The sessions back then would be at least 30-60 skaters at that spot every night. I got to see the best dudes in that area skate. The place had yellow curbs, round flat bars that were at least 100ft long, launch ramps were brought every session and there was a good 3 set for curb tricks. For some reason it was never a bust till the early 90s and everyone had quit except me and a couple of others. I also remember that one session when a truck full of rednecks threw a coke at my brother while driving by. My brother caught up to the truck full of hicks and pulled them out. By that time about 30 more skaters caught up and it was a riot. Needless to say but the hicks got fucked up. Back then was us against them. Hence the best spot ever!
What do you prefer street or skate parks? Why?
– Whatever is fun I’ll skate. No preference.
What is favorite stairs/rails, ledges, manuals or bowl/vert? Why?
– My favorite is DIY stuff. It’s like street combined with pools
What is the last trick you landed or worked on?
– Noseslide shuffle fakies on transition.
Your favorite skate video and part? Why?
– I like Matt Mumford and Danny Dicola’s Slave “Radio Television” parts. The stuff that was filmed at WSVT and I got to see it first hand.
Who is your favorite skateboarder? Why?
– Bill Danforth. Why?! He lives and bleeds, skateboarding, punk rock and Budweiser. He has lived and experienced more than most. He’s my good friend with many great stories!
What kind of music do you like to listen to when you skate? Why?
– Anarcho crust punk.
Anything else you’d like to add?
– I’d like to say Thank you to Bill Ryan at Anchor Hardware and True Skateboard Magazine for making this happen. Also thank you to Nothing Skateboards, Rainskates Wheels, and North Country Skate Shop for all your support! – BS