Tuesday, May 26, 2009

10 Questions: Brian Richey

What is your full name?
Brian Jeffrey Richey

Where are you from originally?
I actually grew up in Ewing Township, New Jersey but my brother and I pretty much lived in Philadelphia, PA. We lived in this crazy house off Bayberry road. It's crazy cause there were 4 stories to the house and haven't seen one house with anything close to that here.

Where is the last place you rode your skateboard?
At the ol' Ethics mini ramp. Any public spot before that would be UNF. I'm a round bar junkie.

Describe your first memory of skateboarding where you currently live.
Oh god, it was when we first moved to Florida and we met Chris Kendal down off of 1st street near where the old pavilion was. He was doing some crazy tricks that my brother and I weren't into as of yet. It's a whole different style up north. Anyways, he pretty much introduced us to everyone from there. Oh!! My REAL first experience though was meeting Josh Wilson, Corrie, Dorien, Zartain, and Hucks. It was ill sessions at some apartment just off of the exit of Blanding. Soon after we were meeting up skating Firehouse ledges all the time.

Who do you skate with most, of all the people you know?
Right now or when I use to have the time to skate? hmm...well my brother Mike would be who I use to skate with the most but right now it's Nick Blanco, Trevor Stevens, Scott Brightman, Will Watson, Paul Hart, and Fatty. Those are the heads I'm usually meeting with to skate anytime I go shred.

Name one thing that could make skateboarding better in your area.
People buying more World gear! haha nah. One thing would be to expand your creativity and actually build stuff. But be open to all the crews of Jacksonville being able to skate it. If everyone wasn't so stingy with the spots they find then there wouldn't be so much drama when people pop up on a spot. It's so annoying.

Who do you look up to the most, and why-skating, or otherwise?
Probably my brother Mike. He's getting up there in age and he's still keeping four wheels under him. Skating has always been a past time for both of us and if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be going anywhere with the skate industry.

Do you think you will still be skateboarding 20 years from now?
Hmm, that's a tough thing to say. I'm gonna have to say yes, I will be skating. I probably won't be jumping any gaps or doing many flip tricks really. I'll probably be that park magnet overweight guy who doesn't stop doing over excessive rock n' rolls.

What is the most common place you go to eat before/during/after a day of skateboarding?
I don't really eat much before the session though... I'm constantly working so I don't have the time. After though? You can't fade the Whopper son!
I'm a BK whore. It's either that or I'm hitting the grill up at Ichibon for some teryaki chicken and shraaamp.

What is the last trick you learned, and how many tries did it take to learn it?
The last trick I learned was pretty technical. I was messing around with poppin' in and out of grinds at UNF with the homies and I thought, what if I tried this? After a few tries, I just landed it. It took about 5 or 6 tries to land one that was kinda sketchy. A feeble grind to boardslide, pop back into feeble and then frontside 180 out.

What are you going to do, now that you are done with this questionnaire?
I'm gonna eat this fresh burger I just got.


  1. thnks for the shout out B! nice flicks too by the way!Maybe i drink too much, but is that how we met???

    dorien wrenn

  2. Yea, first time we met was there man.. I think some spanish dude lived there. I remember the apartment too cause he cut the crap out of the back of his couch. That's the time when Josh didn't have the dreads he has now...short ass hair.

  3. shit... josh has some short ass hair now... undercover hippie