The Tuesday 25 with David Gravette

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Photo: Garric Ray

1. Go-to-trick:  
Doing a scorpion on flat ground right out of the gate.

2. Warm up spot:
Glenhaven skatepark when I’m at home in Portland, Ore.
3. Thing about getting hurt first day of a skate trip:
It’s the fucking worst and I feel like I have had my damn share! It’s pretty hard to be somewhere where you might never go again and see spots that look like they were made for you and the worst part is when the country is hard to find weed in and then you can’t even get baked and you hit some dark places…..

4. Favorite Skateboarder Cover:  
Guy Mariano doing the wallie to 50-50 at that famous LA spot. Top skaters have been skating there for decades and it took that long for someone to do it, so that’s really saying something.

5. Thing to do when not skating:
Real life hammers, shooting electronics and getting my cuddle on.

6. Video part of all time:
For me it was Jason Adams in the Label Kills video. I use to pretend I was him as a little guy at the skate park.

7. Website (non-skate one):

8. Band all-time:
Old standard is Sabbath, but I can’t stop playing Hank III these days.
9. Fast Food Order:
Fuck, I’m going deep left field here, but I’m going to have to say Burger King’s fish sandwich. 

10. Funniest Stu Graham Memory:
Watching him literally lay out 3 rollerbladers in a matter of seconds after Sam Hitz slapped one.

11. Quote:
Since Stu is still in my head right now someone asked him why his board was a 9 inches and he said, “I break the 8.8 just by just looking at them.”

12. Thing about being able to play the bagpipes:
You’ve got to hold your breath for days.

13. Question to be asked at a demo:
Is David Gravette here?

14. Way to spend your money:
Good times and preparation for the future.

15. Thing to get for free:
Mind expanding herbs.

16. Board graphic:  
Anything Chris Adams touches turns to gold.

17. Thing about hating technology and the internet:
It’s an upward battle and I don’t have many people fighting with me these days, skateboard contests give out thousands of dollars for skaters with the most twitter followers. TO ME THAT’S NOT SKATEBOARDING.

18. Worst skate trend:
Social media

19. Partner in crime:
They’re all over the place….

20. Book:  
Rabbits for Dummies.

21. Trick you wish you could do consistently:
Shit, all of them….

22. Beverage:
Apple Juice in the morning and sheep’s blood anytime after that.

23. Pro when you were a kid:
Jason Adams

24. Famous female/actress:
Elijah Wood

25. Thing about skateboarding:
I just love it and I hope it never gets ripped away from me by a failing body.

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