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BREAKING DOWN SPANISH YOUTH CULTURE
CHRIS NIERATKO

CHRIS NIERATKO

First of all, who are you?  

I'm a 40 year old 8 year old who refutes to grow up. I'm also a former male model.

What do you do?

Your mother. Just Kidding. Not anymore. I play with skateboards and try and teach a 3 year old and a 5 year old how to take over the world.

How did everything start? 

Some day with dinosaurio. Others Adam and Eve. For me it took some drunk piece of shit to inseminarte my mother in 1976.

who is the sickest dude you have ever interviewed?

Impossible question to answer. There have been too many great personalices and psycopaths. I've talked to over the years to narrow it down. And for so many different reasons. Carriles lust for life, Van Engelens candor, Dill' diatribes, Lutherans positivity which is so foreign to how i was raised, Grosso for being as big a man-child as I am and always speaking with conviction about everythjng and anything. There really are too many. And these are just my friends on the Vans team, who I work with on a daily basis. If I tried to think about all the greats I've worked with over the past 20 years my brain might melt.

Adventures with Chris? best one?

Shit. Again, so hard to Answer. Diaper shopping with a hungover Trujillo instantly comes to mind. He's been my friend for many years but that weekend I learned that he may be one of the greatest dads of all time. He inspired me to be a better father.

Future of skateboarding?

Virtual. And done on an ethereal plane.

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