Telephonic interview Aug
2001: PA=Pass CK=Chris
50 Questions (give or take a few)
PA: So what's the latest
CK: Hmmm...living in Kentucky (KY) with my
Mom, going back to school and trying to skate as much as possible.
PA: How's KY and skateboarding Mix?
CK: It's fun, mostly street stuff to skate
in town (Louisville) and some pretty good kids.
PA: what places have you been skating lately?
CK: Went to Lexington (1.5hr drive) and
skated a public park, skated a friend backyard mini (4 x 12), downtown
Louisville, and took a trip up to Columbus Indiana (2hr drive) to a
PA: How have your sponsors treated you since moving to KY?
CK: Same 'ole....except I lost 2 sponsors (TC
PA: How come you lost 2 sponsors?
CK: Team Cut at Volcom (so as I was told)
and since I moved I couldn't keep a spot on the Town & Country
(local shop) Team.
PA: How long have you really been skateboarding?
CK: Hmmm...I think about 14 years...since I
was 2 yrs old.
PA: Who inspires you and your skating?
CK: Rune on vert and arto on street
PA: What's your set-up right now for skateboarding?
CK: NK board (7.5) and wheels (51mm), and
PA: Have to attended any competitions while in KY?
CK: Only one in Lexington, it was a best
trick contest put on by a local shop...I won the event doing a large
(16ft) transfer from the bank to bank into the bowl'd area.
PA: So what's your plans...and plans for skateboarding?
CK: Plan on finishing High School..keep
skating...and try to travel to contest events.
PA: Speaking of school...where do you go now?
CK: Waggener HS in Louisville, but I'd like
PA: What classes do you take?
CK: Photo, Electronic communication...ughh,
do I have to say all of them <laughing>??
PA: any words of wisdom to give fellow piers about school?
CK: GO TO SCHOOL!!!!
PA: What's the last skate video you saw? and what's your fav?
CK: Last saw Real to Reel, and fav's are the
PA: What the last movie you saw?
CK: Hmm...<thinking>...Rush Hour 2.
PA: What's the last thing you ate?
CK: 2 burritos with salsa and chips.
PA: What do you miss most about leaving hawaii?
CK: Hanging out and skating with
everyone...and the beach.
Pa: Why did you leave?
CK: Don't like the school system in hawaii...
PA: Ever plan on coming back?
CK: Sure...I hope a lot...at least plan on
PA: So what color is you hair now?
joking..<laughing>..just regular blond
PA: Are the any skateboards secretly stashed at Hickam hangar?
CK: Yeah.......but I can't tell
PA: Do you plan on trying to get new sponsors?
CK: Thinking about making a "sponsor
me" video..but not too sure who I'd send it to yet.
PA: So what's up with your little brother...Brandon?
CK: I think he's coming out here too..?
hmmm...i heard he's really skateboarding good....
PA: Do you think kids should get sponsored at an early age?
CK: Sure, if they're good enough, look at
Ryan Sheckler,Pro at 9!
PA: How old were you when you got sponsored and what order?
CK: Hmm...I think Volcom at 10-11, NK at 12,
Globe at 12-13, Lazy Bonez at 14, then TC at 15.
PA: Do you think spon. groms should ride against older spon.
CK: Yes.....I did.
Pa: What's your favorite type of music, and band?
CK: Punk, Rap, and alternative...favorite
band is CKY.
PA: So you don't really like the Backstreet Boys and Country?
CK: No!..I hate that music! besides Alf said
that..not me.. in that "go" magazine
PA: Where did the nickname "Team Chris" (TC) come from?
CK: Eric Davis made that up...he's the bald
guy who skates the bowl at hickam... for
those of you who don't know him.
Pa: Do you get along with your oldest sister?
CK: Now a days I do....yeah.
Pa: does she skate?
CK: No....and I don't think she ever
Pa: Who does skateboard in your family?
CK: My Dad, little brother (11) and little
PA: Have you ever been seriously injured from skateboarding?
CK: Yes... I had to have a skin graph on my
shin after trying to ollie the gap (11ft quarter to large bank) at the
PA: what's the most gnarly trick you've tried..but never made?
CK: The gap at Kapahulu skatepark.
PA: what's the hardest trick you've made?
CK: Hmm..i don't know?? ughh..hard to pick
one...maybe on vert the cabalerial....and...ask me
PA: Are you working on anything new?
CK: Big and long handrails....<smirk>
PA: How many boards have you broken while attemping tricks?
CK: Only a hand full....
PA: Any girlfriends?? Taken?
CK: No.....no girlfriends
PA: What? You mean you've never been kiss'd?
CK: Yeah...I mean no..I've been kiss'd!
PA: Oh yea? How many times and WHO!
CK: <laughing> that's confidential!
PA: What's more important, skating for fun or just to be
CK: Of course...for fun!
PA: DO you think you'd still be skating just for fun?
CK: As long as I can still do
stuff...otherwise I'd get boring.
PA: Any closing comments you'd like to say to whoever read this
interview this far?
CK: I'd like to say "hi" to
all...and to give thanks to everyone I skated with and pushed me to
skate harder...to all at the hickam hangar, and all my sponsors and
reps....O'yea...thanks Mom & Dad.
PA: Last Words?
CK: "I'll be back" <arnold