Monday, June 28, 2010

First and Last: Lonnie Kauk

Lonnie Kauk--- COW-K not Lonnie Cock, people say it so much i just laugh..

first pet…German shepherd doggie

first car you owned…85 Toyoda corolla

first trick you learned…Back side 5

first shredder you looked up to…Peter Line

first contest you won…only got 2nd, 3rd ,13th

first person to call when you win the lottery…i wouldn't call anyone

first skate park / mountain you rode…some park in santa cruz

first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…my first snowboard Burton performer 144 my older brothers friend gave me. it was so hard to learn how to shred on..

first concert…TOOL it was crazy madness !!!

first thing you do in the morning…make coffee or tea

first big purchase…06 dodge ram

first sponsor…DC shoes

first job…janitor for mammoth mountain


last thing you ate…Pizza and a salad

last person you called…super hot girl

last text you sent…DAMN GIRL

last thing you do before going to bed…drink water

last time you said "last time"…the other day

last concert…hieroglyphs

last mountain / skate park you rode…mammoth mt, volcom brothers sk8 park

last movie you watched…dazed and confused

last close call…trying double cork 12

last big purchase…tires for my 20's

last thing that surprised you…crashing so bad and not hurt at all

last regret…don't regret anything...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

First and Last: Nima Jalali



first pet… a bird

first car you owned… chevy s10

first trick you learned… indy grab

first shredder you looked up to… Mike Carrol, Peter Line

first contest you won… Mt. Waterman big air

first person to call when you win the lottery… the airline company so i can book my flight

first skate park you rode… the OG huntington beach park

first set up (snowboard / skateboard)… Burton air board with burton bindings, Mike Carrol Plan B skateboard

first concert… random little punk bands when i was in Jr. high school

first thing you do in the morning… take a piss

first big purchase… my car (audi a4)

first sponsor… Ocean View board shop

first job… My pops' Pizza restaurant

last thing you ate… sushi

last person you called… Kevin Long

last text you sent… Ragdoll, but it's top secret shit

last thing you do before going to bed… take off my shoes

last time you said “last time"… 2 days ago about drinking hard alcohol

last concert… Radiohead at hollywood bowl

last mountain / skate park you rode… Bear Mountain, and Garvanza Skate park

last movie you watched… Basquiat

last close call… can't think of that one

last big purchase… My TV, bout to buy a new computer though

last thing that surprised you…

last regret… no regrets

Monday, June 21, 2010

First and Last: Donovan Rice



first pet…a hamster named spunky
first car you owned…never driven
first trick you learned…nollie shove-it(no pop)
first shredder you looked up to…
first contest you won…midwest bowl contest in milwaukee,wi
first person to call when you win the lottery…i would call my girlfriend to bring me some clean boxers.
first skate park you rode…? 4 seasons milwaukee?cant remember
first set up (skateboard)…pink nash old school shape
first concert…?cannibal corpse
first thing you do in the morning…wake and bake
first big purchase…video camera
first sponsor…calsk8 skateshop in portland.still ride for em first job…popeyes chicken goon for a week

last thing you ate…biscuts and gravy!
last person you called…kevin kowalski
last text you sent…lol omg lmnop jk
last thing you do before going to bed…bong rip?
last time you said “last time…this will be the last time
last concert…basement metal...heathen shrine!!!!
last skate park you rode…burnside
last movie you watched…nightmare on elm street
last close call…a car ran me over
last big purchase…im broke
last thing you ate…this question again? still biscuts and gravy
last thing that surprised you…this question
last regret…not going to the hospital(or dentist) when i probably should

Monday, June 14, 2010

First and Last: Greg Harbour


First and Last

first pet…Black puppy!

first car you owned… Mini van! still own it

first trick you learned… half cab

first shredder you looked up to… Andy Weiss, the whole consolidated team, and a Svitard

first contest you won… One in Ft. Collins Colorado, we all got burrito after

first person to call when you win the lottery… JEN!!!

first skate park you rode… Ft. Collins old northside park, i ate shit trying to front board the I beam there

first set up (skateboard)… Flip board, Indy trucks, spit wheels, and Yak bearings

first concert… AFI pre getting popular

first thing you do in the morning… Make COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first big purchase… i dont think ive had one

first sponsor… The Market skateshop

first job… Bus boy

last thing you ate… peanut butter spoon

last person you called… Dan to go filmin

last text you sent… Lady Babe

last thing you do before going to bed… walk the puppies

last time you said “last time… yesterday at the skatepark

last concert… Career suicide, fromaldehyde Junkies, Mad Men, Cardiac Arrest and The Abused, Jen and i drove to St. Louis to see em and it was one of the best shows ever

last skate park you rode… Denver Park

last movie you watched… Birdemic!

last close call… walking the puppies last week at night, i had to take preventative actions to avoid a hostile situation

last big purchase… still none, maybe a plane ticket?

last thing you ate… PB spoon #2

last thing that surprised you… Graduating College

last regret… None

Thursday, June 10, 2010

First and Last: Brenton Woo

First and Last

first pet…probably a fish. My parents are fish kinda pet owners. We had a bunch of fish. Definitely before we had any cats.

first car you owned…'94 Ford Explorer. sold it with 200k on the odometer a couple years ago. The thing was a trooper.

first trick you learned…never trust a girl with an adam's apple. on a snowboard? backside 180's.

first shredder you looked up to…it was skate. jamie thomas. i don't believe in holding heroes, but the people i look up to the most range from tech to snow/skate/surf to sports and entrepreneurs.

first contest you won…i don't believe in contests. that's called skiing. snowboarding is based on style which is subjective. besides, shredding isn't contest driven. except for shaun white, no one really cares. who won the x-games in '08? i dunno. i'm guessing most people don't. it's because they don't care. part of the problem is that contests are not very watchable. there aren't any rivalries or controversy surrounding the event or participants or brands.

first person to call when you win the lottery…my business partners to tell them we're going to the next level!

first skate park you rode…OB in San Diego. i remember how packed it was the first summer it opened. all sorts of people were there, but being OB, there was definitely a community vibe going on. i remember this 10 year old kid kept trying to board slide the concrete ledge going down the stairs and kept failing. just some local kid. lots of local pros were shredding that summer, too. andy mac pulled a 540 over the spine between the 2 back pools. people noticed, but hey, it's andy mac. one day that kid finally pulled off that boardslide and the entire park started cheering. stuff like that is tough to forget. but i'm not much of a skater. not many people truly pull off the trifecta. i generally stick to snow and surf.

first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…k2 zeppelin with switch bindings. skate was a santa cruz keith meek slasher.

first concert…Big Day out at RNA show grounds in Brisbane, Australia.

first thing you do in the morning…i'm an information junkie. i generally lay in bed for an hour reading news on my phone.

first big purchase…Automaton's production run for 07/08 was a hefty sum, for sure. In terms of personal stuff, I don't really spend much money on myself.

first sponsor…I don't need to be sponsored. I didn't before, and I won't in the future. Some could argue that I'm self sponsored, though.

first job…chef. i was in the culinary arts for over a decade before switching to Automaton full time. Being in the restaurant biz is a lot of fun, but not the most healthy lifestyle. generally i worked until 11pm, went out and drank at bars for free because we fed and know a lot of the bartenders. do whatever until whatever, wake up whenever. and still have time to surf or shred before work. no matter what you do, it's nearly impossible to be late or miss work in the restaurant business if you're half way diligent. There's little consequence for your actions. Like i said, fun lifestyle, but not the most healthy.

last thing you ate…al pastor burrito. i think san diego has the best mexican food available. even better than some of the mex i've had IN mexico.

last person you called…a buddy to make surf plans for tomorrow

last text you sent…same deal. gotta keep tabs on what the waves are doing.

last thing you do before going to bed…lay in bed and read news on my phone. i enjoy information overloading.

last time you said "last time"…can't remember

last concert…i don't really dig concerts, so i don't usually go. i can't even remember. maybe the rolling stones in '99? gatecrashers in '00? actually it was social distortion in Vegas about '05. great show, it was a lot of fun for sure.

last  mountain / skate park you rode…squaw last wednesday. powder day. a foot of nice dry pow. i hadn't been to squaw in 3 seasons but came across a voucher so i went and had my last day of the 09/10 season there. spent 4 hours getting fresh lines through the trees under red dog, mostly because there weren't many people at the resort. usually squaw gets tracked out super fast. great last day.

last movie you watched…avatar. no, it was push. story is kinda blah, so is the editing, but the camera work is pretty cool.

last close call…i called someone in the next room in my house. that was pretty close call.

last big purchase…when it was time for the Ford to go, i bought an Audi wagon. awd mashes in the snow, 30mpg's is great and compared to the old truck, it feels like a sports car. a lot of fun.

last thing that surprised you…wow. not much genuinely surprises me. i'm not trying to say that i'm jaded, but i have a highly analytical thought process. so not many things catch me off guard. sure i can get startled and stuff. oh, ok, how about when someone told me that Tiger Woods claims 120 women. That surprised me. i thought 10 was a lot. apparently that guy had a lot of free time.

last regret…that i didn't start appreciating surfing at an earlier age. i definitely wish i started seriously surfing younger than when i really did. all that time could've been better spent in the waves...

Monday, June 7, 2010

First and Last: Chad Knight

First and Last



first pet… Hiedi, little grey, miniature schnauzer. She had a rad beard

first car you owned… Silver 1987 Toyota Corolla

first trick you learned… 360 spin

first shredder you looked up to… Bill Minnadeo

first contest you won… Some miniramp contest at Sunsports Skatepark in Columbus Ohio. Somewhere in the early 90's

first person to call when you win the lottery… Svitak, to tell him I quit his lame board company.

first skate park you rode… Berea Roll-N-Bowl near Cleveland. That place ruled.

first set up (skateboard)… Black Caballero (the dragon on a gold disc), Indy trucks with OJ II's.

first concert… Stray Cats at the Ohio State Fair! Shit was bad ass!!

first thing you do in the morning… Smoke a cigarette on my way to get coffee.

first big purchase… He-man's buddy, Man-at-arms. Took $6 out of my savings account to buy him. That was a big purchase, relatively speaking.

first sponsor… H-Street

first job… Bag boy at Kroger

last thing you ate… beef jerky

last person you called… My friend Larry, on my way to his place out in the middle of nowhere.

last text you sent… To Larry: "The girl in the trunk doesn't speak english, relax, I will be there soon ball-sack man." But i sent it to my friend Tamie instead by accident.

last thing you do before going to bed… Remind myself to be grateful for everything in my life.

last time you said “last time… I'm trying this. So I'm landing on it regardless."

last concert… RJD2. I used to skate with him in Ohio.

last skate park you rode… Shred Ranch... I think that counts.

last movie you watched… The Ghost Writer

last close call… "Chad, I'm a month late..."

last big purchase… 10 call options of Intel - June 19 2010 - $22 strike

last thing you ate… Still beef jerky

last thing that surprised you… Every morning when I wake up not hung over.

last regret… buying 10 call options of Intel - June 19 2010 - $22 strike...

Friday, June 4, 2010

First and Last: Jeff Keenan

First and Last



first pet… KEITA my dog

first car you owned… Dodge Raider

first trick you learned… Methods

first shredder you looked up to… Chris Roach

first contest you won… haha....

first person to call when you win the lottery… Girlfriend

first skate park you rode… Seylynn Bowl

first set up (snowboard / skateboard)… Hogger Bogger twin camber...back in 91 they had that reverse non reverse camber tech.

first concert… Social Distortion

first thing you do in the morning… COFFEE, mostly espresso but into central american drip.

first big purchase… Snowmobile

first sponsor… Invasion Snowboards

first job… Deep Cove Ice Cream Parlor

last thing you ate… SHIT (obviously)

last person you called… Brother, Brendan

last text you sent… heard you almost shit out of your mouth and puked out of your ass last night

last thing you do before going to bed… read, right now i am re-reading Old Man in the Sea

last time you said “last time"… last time I drank to much rum

last concert… Iron Maiden

last mountain / skate park you rode… Mountain: Mt.Seymour, Skatepark: POMO, Surf Spot: Pine Trees

last movie you watched… HOME (click the title to watch the movie)

last close call… Seymour Park session, caught my nose and ate shit twice in a day

last big purchase… Snowmobile XP 800

last thing you ate… Finches Sandwich; blue-bre, pear, prosciutto on a baguette

last thing that surprised you… lack of clean up efforts for BP's oil spill

last regret… not ridding bigger mountains this past winter

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First and Last: Kris Markovich

First and Last


first car you owned… 1982 HONDA CIVIC, BOUGHT IT FROM GATOR

first trick you learned… BOMB DROP

first shredder you looked up to… NATAS KAUPAS


first person to call when you win the lottery… AMY MARKOVICH

first skate park you rode… KONA

first set up (skateboard)… SURE GRIP BLASTER

first concert… KISS WHEN I WAS FOUR

first thing you do in the morning… YAWN

first big purchase… CAR FROM GATOR

first sponsor… VENTURE TRUCKS


last thing you ate… TOOTSIE ROLL

last person you called… WIFE AMY TEN MINUTES AGO


last thing you do before going to bed… KISS MY WIFE



last skate park you rode… SOME PARK A WEEK AGO IN POTTSTOWN PA.



last big purchase… A RING FOR MY WIFE


last regret… NO REGRETS