The Tuesday 25 with Jeff Grosso

Texas Plant
Photo: Brian Shamanski

1. Go-to-trick:
50/50. Is that considered a trick?

2. Warm up spot:
Advil. It’s this wonderful place where things don’t seem to hurt as bad, and no matter where you are, it only takes 12 minutes to get there. It’s kind of a Disney version of Norco?

3. Current Location:
I live in Costa Mesa California, but I’m originally from Arcadia, CA. Which is a suburb of Los Angeles. Roots baby…

4. Place to travel too:
I’d like to go to Colorado? Sky time with Emag! Yeah, I’ll say Colorado? or Scotland…

5. Things you do when not skating:
Work. I’m employed by the neatest woman. She owns a skin care company called Epicuren. If you need a gift idea for the women in your life, check it out? Our goo is great!

6. Video part of all time:
That Natural Koncept video, the whole thing…

7. Parenthood in one word:
Joyous mystification. Oh wait, that’s two words…

8. Band all-time:
The Rolling Stones or The Chameleons UK. I’m listening to the Crucifucks as I type this? Hinkley had a vision!

9. Guilty pleasure:
I like Miracle Whip? I like to sing along to Prison Bound by Social Distortion in my car? That always puts a smile on my face. I adored Diane Lane in Under The Tuscan Sun. Ha!

10. Lastest meal:
Tuna fish sandwich…

11. Foot plant or hand plant:
Inverts. Footplants are hard. Ha!

12. Skatepark:
Skate City Whittier. Best park ever, period.

13. Best photo of all time:
Mark Sinclair, fakie ollie, upper keyhole, Marina, Terrebonne shot it I believe…

14. Way to spend your money:
Responsibly, these days…

15. Thing(s) to get for free:
Dickies gives me free shorts! That makes me smile.

16. Best trip in recent memory/ever:
The Indy tour back in 08 stands out? I got to skate with Kenny and Brian Anderson. Pulled Sammy Baca out of a bush at Skatopia. LSD is a hell of an experience. Be careful…

17. Filming for:
I think the 18 is gonna do another video? But, I wouldn’t say I’ve been filming for it. Ha!

18. Current skate trend:
Saran wraps… really?

19. Partner in crime:
My wife Vanessa. For skating? Walt and Henry, Nash, Lance? I hang with Pedro and Navs a lot, depends?

20. Favorite thing about skating in the 80’s:
Honestly? Cocaine! Ha! No… jokes. Just being young, pain and care free. Growing up with all those guys. Skating Loyds bank with Neil at midnight on a Monday night. Living with Lopes. Traveling with Lucero, and getting laid for the first time. Afternoons in Lance’s backyard watching him learn frontside channel plants. Discovering Minor Threat! Magic… Everything was forming. Looking back on it now? I get a little emo and nostalgic. Ha!

21. Tricks you are learning or re mastering:
Ha ha! My friends and I have a game called “King of the Ollie”. For us, everything starts out a joke, until, it’s not…

22. Pool or Vert:
They’re both good. Depends on who’s there?

23. Pro when you were a kid:
Lance Mountain, John Lucero, and Neil Blender. My three largest influences. They were teachers, mentors, friends. It was and is awesome! Thank you…

24. Favorite board graphic:
Ever? Ray Bones Rodriguez skull and sword, probably. Lance Mountains Variflex graphic. Neil’s rocking horse. Bowmans Superman. Lucero’s jack in the box Madrid board. Hosoi’s rising sun Sims board. Duane’s stripes. Olson’s checker board! Rudy Johnson’s under age 40’s slick from World. Ha, loved that board!

25. iPhone app:
I’m old. I don’t really fuck with apps. Ha! I’ve got Pandora, Spotify, Instagram, and Facefuck… Pretty boring shit…

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