The Tuesday 25 with Chris Cole

Kickflip Frontside Noseslide
Photo: Aaron Smith

1. Go-to-trick:
Lately it’s been kickflips

2. Warm up spot:
Blackbox is great but any good flat ground

3. Zero memory:
I shot a picture of Jamie driving the van holding a toy gun while on a zero tour a really long time ago. It was on the Jersey turnpike. Someone driving next to us must have thought it was real and called the cops who pulled us over with four cars all guns pointed at us. We didn’t know why so it was extra scary. Everyone had to exit the van one by one and walk backwards with our hands on our heads til we got slammed on the hood of a cop car and searched.

4. Fallen teammate:
Tom Asta

5. Thing to do when not skating:

6. Video part of all time:
Too hard. It’s Rowley in Sorry, Jamie in Dying to Live, Marc Johnson any part, Rodney in Second Hand Smoke, to name a few.

7. Website (non-skate one):

8. Band all-time:
Children of Bodom
Smashing Pumpkins

9. Guilty pleasure:
Sugar- super addict. I try to chill but it’s official, I have a problem.

10. Future plans:
Keep skating as long as I can because I honestly love it so much I can’t imagine how sad I’ll be if I can’t be a skater at some point.

11. Movie quote:
Any Dumb and Dumber quote.
“Yeah, killer boots man”

12. Favorite skate photo of all time:
Frankie Hill boardslide double kink
Pepe Martinez kick back tail San Diego out ledge

13. Thing about Tom Asta:
He is really quiet and closed off if you don’t know him for a long time, but when your having a great time together like at a party or something ( after your good friends) he really lights up. It’s hard to not like Tom when Tom is laughing. It’s magnetic. Not to be a weirdo.

14. Way to spend your money:
Making someone else happy- or putting it away in a retirement fund.

15. Thing you wish you could get for free:
Target. I love Target.

16. Board graphic:
My own? Or any?
Mine- MMVI
Others- Real Daisy

17. Movie:
Dumb and Dumber

18. Current skate trend:
Having fun. When that’s lost, all is lost.

19. Partner in crime:
I drink alone, so to speak.

20. Book:
Any Dan Brown
Ready Player One
America Again by Stephen Colbert

21. Question to be asked at a demo:
Can I shake your hand. A great and polite gesture.

22. Trick that always gets you a letter in skate:

23. Pro when you were a kid:
Jamie, Maldonado, Pepe, MJ, Rodney, Getz, Matt Reason, Ricky, Stevie!!

24. iPhone app:
Instagram, Angry Birds, Star Wars

25. Thing about skateboarding:
It never looses my interest. There’s an unlimited amount of paths to take at any given day with skating.

Chris’s Sponsors:
Reign Skate Shop
Omit Apparel
Kershaw Knives