skated since: 1985
skated for SUD's from: since 1988
where you live now? Riverview Baby!! (St. Catharines)
occupation: Educator of our youth at Kernahan Park Secondary School
you still skate? how often, etc? explain: I do still skate, not well though... as often as I can. I can get into work in 22 mins on my longboard... beautiful way to start the day!
who was your crew back in the day? Masse, Thompson, Dunk, Lavoy, Dustin, Ryan B.... Brothers Wing... Hack used to beat on me.... Jonesy..hahahaaaa!!!!!
still see any of the old crew? took a few M.Ed courses with Masse - yes you read that right - he is a good man!!
marital status: married
what do you miss about the old days?
1. the comradery
2. the Hydro Ramp... everytime I jog up Hydro hill I remember the great times I had there. I also remember slamming real hard dropping in on the extension one day in front of these hot girls tha came to watch us one day... I had to be carried off the ramp by Mike. I looked like a dumb-ass!
if you could do it all over - what would you change? I talked way to god damn much... kids, learn from my mistakes. I enjoy teaching kids history/respect issues and forget tricks, just have fun and enjoy the rays.
what are you into now? Being married. I have areally great life! I am a lucky man.
fave pro's (all time): Gonz, Neil Blender, Jason Lee, Ed Templeton, Natas, Andrew, Heath Kirchart, Burns
fave local skaters: Andrew Burns..saw some footage. You have come a long way you little weiner! Lets go for a pop some time!
best SUD team rider - All-Time? Meredith, Trevor Lumley, Hack, Lee
fave videos (all time)? Chin, Blind Video days, Welcome to Hell, The End..... Thicker Than Water is a great surf flick.
all-time 5 song mix tape:
- Clash Clampdown - Stone RosesI am the Resurrection - Beta band Dry the Rain
- Anything by Elliot Smith
- Belle + Sebastien Stars of Track + Field (I know its soft - but damn good!)
favourite memories from back in the day?
1.. Getting a SUD Team skate shirt
2.. Riding the vert 1/4 pipe at the end of the Wing driveway
2B.. Drinking tons of pop when the Wing parents were away and throwing the empty cans in the garage...place was a dump. Boys used to hire a last minute maid to clean stuff up....NICE!!
2C.. THE HYDRO RAMP (I am getting emotional here...)
2D.. Driving around with Mike in his black civic.. (SLOW DOWN MIKE!!!)
3.. Having "Hack" yell, swear, scream and throw his board at us young guns. Upon reflection - we deserved it - thank you Hack!
4.. God damn that Meredith guy was cool.... ULTRA SMOOTH
5.. Having lots of hair back then... that was nice.
6.. Looking at footage of today's team, I realize how shite was... you boys can really rip.. I had no idea... Burns, Wilson... WOW.