pondelok, 21. augusta 2017
Hi Guys! I’m Chiara, I’m 26 , I was born and live in Rome, a magic and amazing city I hate most of the time! I skate with a 8.25 deck,a right compromise to skate both in street and in transitions too.
2.Tell us something about your skateboarding...you skate with kneepads, that‘s RAD.. and I saw RAD trick in bowl etc..tell something about your way
Well, my skateboarding is mostly inspired by 80’s tricks. Of course I don’t despise technical tricks, but I grew up listening punkrock and punkhardcore music, so my attitude in the way I skate is closely connected with my background and roots (Sometimes I prefer a rude fs-grind on a poolcoping then a switch hardflip in flatground ,hahaha.) .
I started skateing in transitions (pool, miniramps and so on), but I don’t like limit my skateboarding , basically I think skateboarding is creativity,and you can bring your own creativity in all kind of places and spots you can skate,so I try my best in street too. The most important thing is don’t forget to have fun , you can bring your skateboard everywhere and express yourself trought your style, your attitude,your tricks, and learning new stuff too... just for yourself! Once upon a time a certain Ian MacKaye says : ‘‘„ and that’s the magic that people rarely understand : sometimes it takes only a parking lot to make our days !
Yes I skate with kneepads(in transitions, not in street) basically because my bruises and hematomas take months to heal ahaha!
3. Tell us something about your skate scene in Italy
Ah! Too much to say: I start telling you that skateboarding in Italy is considered (most of the time)by common people as a pastime for kids or jerks who lose their time with a piece of wood, but things are changing in last two years: The fashion industries and the possible introduction of skate in the Olympics have awakened the interest of politics and sportive association and brands in this discipline. They’re building many new skateparks, especially in the north of Italy, even if we’re still so far from the European scene; and the more you go down to the south of Italy the more you can see desolation and speculation. It’s crazy if you think that in Rome ( capital of Italy!) there is only one public skatepark in the whole city! By the way skateboarders’ scene is not bad, it’s various (kids, man,rap,punks, idiots...) , and quite united to improve the situation. Let me write a positive note about skatergirls’ scene too: we are still a few , but strong and united, even if there are always girls who skate for fashion and give up too early at the first scar!
4..Listen Skaterock music?? Now you‘re in team with maniac like Vlera RODKIN,Mareike Dirksen,and two members of JFA Brian and Carter..do you like JFA? Write to us your 3 best JFA songs if you like :
First, i’m stoked to be part of this crazy team, Second, I course like and listen JFA, they were one of the band I used to listen most since the very first years of my adolescence , and they’re still one of the band that influences me. Only three songs? Impossible,but I used to listen their first album on the bus before going to school,now I often listen JFA and others during my skate sessions.
5..5 TOP SKATEROCK BANDS..or bands you like -
It’s easier make a Top 5 skaterock bands instead of a top 5 band I like most, so
1)Minor threat, Black flag ,and not necessary in this order:
2) Gang green
4) fu manchu
8) Mcrad...ok it’s impossible for me! I give up with the top5! By the way let me suggest you a great skatepunk band from Rome: SHRED (Shred,Still hitting the ground)! Pure fun guaranteed!
6. Your best tricks you like..your best RAD tricks –
Currently: Layback and Crailslide drive me insane.
7. Your top 5 best skaters, your influences in skateboarding –
Argh! AsI just said..I hate to classify...But i’m sure about who put at the first place : Valerio Soranzo, the guy I love, and above all the most genuine skateboarder I ever known! 100% skateboarder and stubbornness , he skates since he was a child, and he never gives up, despite injuries and the time, he never lost his grit and the love for skateboarding. He puts all hisself in every trick. He was the first who believes in me and in everything I do. He didn’t teach me only sick tricks ,but he pushes me always in overcoming my limits and motivates me.
Current teams I like: Antihero and Creature, ba.ku...
I was influenced by historical videos like Streets on fire (Santacruz) , Misled youth (ZERO), Welcome to hell ( Toy Machine) ....Also, I always appreciate various skaters for their style, attitude, and craziness : from Duane peters, to Ali boulala,Dustin Dollin, Corey Duffel , Richie Jackson, David Gravette, Lacey Baker and others...
8. Your Raddest skate spots – Raddest spots I skated at the moment :
Four fullpipes near Rome, they’re actually abandoned silos, they were founded by a skaterguy during a rave in an old factory,after that, they were transferred near a port waiting to be disposed. Second one is an abandoned ship , not far from Rome, pretty insane,also because its hull is inclined,but so sick and fun to skate!
There are also other secret spots I can’t tell you ahahhaah ..
9.SKATEPARKS? OR DIY? What is better for you? :
I don’t min enjoy skateparks, especially when I travel, I like to visit local skateparks, testing new structures and meet new people, but the most fascinating part in skateboarding still remains the searching for spots : sometimes it became very hard, a real adventure... you can ride or drive for miles searching a spot you only listened about it, but it‘s always worth it . What can I say about diy spots? I wish there were more in Rome, but there are just a few. It is difficult to build something in this city and pretend, hope it lasts and remains. Sometimes d.i.y structures are removed from the garbageman, sometimes they are stolen , and sometimes they are damaged from other people...
10.Do you like stickers? Collect them? Whats your best..or skate stuff like skate books..skaterock album etc.
My room is invaded by stickers . I like stickers from the band I like and listen to,or gigs I’ve been, or skate/surf stuff and friends I support...But I’m not a real collector, I prefer save and spend my money in travel,searching for places and spot to skate, surf, and listen to good music.Probably the only thing I collect are my old decks. I can not throw them away, they’re part of me, sometimes I give them to kidz who want to learn skateboarding.
11. Big thanks to you, and for being in RATZ team and thanks for your answers..something in the end: your words,greetings etc..
I’d like to thank you Ratz team for the possibility to be part of this and for trusting in me , and all people who put determination ,passion and love in building their own dream! Never give up, Skate and destroy!