What to say about the legend that is Smooth Chicken... his accolades include organising the Toronto Board Meeting, teaching P-Swiss how to skate, and being one of the first skater owned longboard shops in the country.
They left me behind when we came to check out Earth 28 years ago....
I've been skating for 20 years, and longboarding for the last 13.
My favourite kind of skateboarding is:
My favourite things in the world is to mob a hill at top speed. Freeriding is cool, but it's a fad. Going fast will never go out of style.
Current setup: Symbian 2/Sabre CF38's/Cult Risch's
Chosen terrain: Switzerland or a pool
Best event: KOZAKOV ROOOOOCKS!!!! Any skate event is generally a rad time though. The best is in between races.
Worst Injury: Blowing 3 tendons in my ankle in the beginning of 2011. 9+ months to heal. Not skating sucks. Aside from that would be scraping the skin off my palms before gloves were a thing. That sucked a lot.
Plans for the future:
Canada's first all skateboarding R&D lab. Skating some more mountains, and enjoying life. Not working, work sucks.
Describe your ideal day: Ideal day starts by waking up in a tent at the top of any swiss mountain rd. Coffee and a safety meeting before putting on leathers and riding the hill all day long. Finishing up with a bbq on the beach and bucket full of beers and possibly cracking open a bottle of moonshine at 3am.
Your Inner Skate Animal is:
I'm called Chicken, but I think my inner animal is more of an African swallow. Capable of carrying coconuts vast distances and such.