Saturday, May 30, 2009

10 Questions: Nick Blanco

What is your full name?
Nicholas James Blanco

Where are you from originally?
I was born in San Diego, CA. But I've lived all over the place. I lived in Japan for like a quarter of my life. But now I've lived in Jacksonville for like 9 years or something now. Holdin down Arlington... haha

Where is the last place you rode your skateboard?

Monument. I don't really go up there a lot anymore but it was kind of fun. I usually just go to the skatepark at UNF.

Describe your first memory of skateboarding where you currently live.

Me and my friend Zach McCormick lived in these apartments off San Pablo and we would just mess around in the tennis courts during the summer. That was probably like 6 years ago haha.

Who do you skate with most, of all the people you know?
Trevor Stevens for sure, Brian Richey, Tyler Peaco, David McMinn, Scott Brightman, Adrien McGee. There's a lot of homies that skate with us but most of the time you can catch me with them.

Name one thing that could make skateboarding better in your area.

If they added the next phase to monument. Or if they just built like a berrics replica right next to my house. I'd be pretty psyched on that one.

Who do you look up to the most, and why-skating, or otherwise?
No Homo, Peterson cause he skates really fast and just shreds full time. My homie Richey cause hes got the freshest steeze out. Paul Hart and Evan Mirschel cause they're retarded on skateboards. And my Dad cause he holds down 3 jobs and is the hardest working dude I know.

Do you think you will still be skateboarding 20 years from now?
38? I really don't know. I'd like to say yeah and just be a park shark cruisin' fully padded haha. But honestly I probably don't think I will. My back and ankles are already goin' out on me.

What is the most common place you go to eat before, during, or after a day of skateboarding?
Well I work at Firehouse subs. So usually I eat there before I skate because I work every morning. After that I'll usually get like a little snack at a gas station or something while I'm skating or right before I skate. Then I just whyle out on whatever my parents cook at the house.

What is the last trick you learned, and how many tries did it take to learn it?
Last trick I learned how to do was a kickflip. It took me like 6 years, and I still suck at it.

What are you going to do, now that you are done with this questionnaire?
Eat the rest of my fire Outback from last night. Eat some more. Eat dinner after that. Play Call of Duty for a while and then eat some more. And then wake up and... eat.