The Rockin’ Rookie double times as a incredibly talented slalom skater and a not too shabby of a downhiller too. He is known for spreading rockabilly as Montreal’s longest running DJ at the city’s only good radio station. He is allergic to pretty much everything, including air for all we know. Don’t ask him over for dinner. His DH skills are equally represented on his snow-skate where I am pretty sure he’s the only dude out there who can seriously tuck on one of those things. He also entered in the 2011 World Slalom Championships for the first time and got first overall in the Men’s Open, congratulations Rookie!
What’s your full name?
What are your buddies calling you?
Where and when were you born?
In Montmagny, QC, 12 Novembre 1974 but I never lived there, I grew up in La Baie in Saguenay !
When did you start riding skateboards?
When was your first time on a longboard and what setup were you riding?
2003, Sector 9 nose walker
Who were your early downhill influences if any?
Pierre Gravel, JF Boily, they were the only Downhill riders I knew by then. I never watched any X-Games or whatever related to Downhill Skateboarding before those 2 introduced me to that in 2003.
Best spot you skated?
What is your ideal session like?
Having fun, push myself to my limits and coming back home in a good shape.
Who’s your favorite rider to watch on video?
K-rimes, Aki Von Glassow, Patrick Switzer
Do you have a blog or website?, shoot the url:
What percentage your Facebook friends you have never met?
Corona (Note: Girl beer?)
What music makes you want to go skate?
L.A. Punk, Surf, 80’s Hardcore
Any musical guilty pleasure you are ashamed of?
Can you drop in a vert ramp?
Fuck yeah ! since 1985 !
What is your favorite setup right now and why?
KebbeK –Rockin Rookie Top mount with Radikal Dragon Talon on Front 45and a JimZ Hanger in the back on a 28* Randall Base Plate Abec 11 ZigZag or bigzig 80a, It’s Just the Best Downhill Setup I’ve ever ridden So far…
What’s that little thing you do to your setups that makes them feel way better?
The Bushings and the angle of the trucks
What's the best race you've attended and why?
Maryhill, because we don’t have to brake at all ……..we just GO ! It looks like they made that for us !
Anyone you want to thank?
Every one at Kebbek
People who organize, (or, try to) Downhill and Slalom skateboarding event !