Where and when were you born?

I was born in the upside-down state of New Hampshire USA on the spring equinox of 1982.

When did you start riding skateboards?

The moment I found a plastic banana board in someone's toy bin. 

When was your first time on a longboard and what setup were you riding?

I always rode the biggest popsicle stick with the biggest wheels I could find in the 90’s north east. But, in 2000 I liberated a V-lam Gravity board with aluminum core Cadillac wheels from a PacSun. Game changer.

Who were your early downhill influences if any?

My earliest influences were my hometown hills and learning how to work through the wobbles on a popsicle stick. Then in 05’ I met Will Deming. We started hitting the mountain roads pretty early on and that's how I met Kebbek’s own "Rookie". And it’s all been downhill from there!

Best spot you skated?

Probably "The Monastery", 3000 vertical feet of road with every type of turn, pavement, and all the speed you can handle. But, I can’t leave out “The Krag”, that mountain pushes you further faster every time.

What is your ideal session like? 

Skating a curvy hill with old friends and meeting new ones. 

Who’s your favorite rider to watch on video?

The Gonz, the Skate House crew, or anyone doing something creative on a skateboard. 

Do you have a blog or website?, shoot the url:

You can find myself and the rest of the VTLBC at:

http://vermontsessions.tumblr.com/

What percentage your Facebook friends you have never met?

If I don’t know them, I know they have a skateboard.

Favorite meal?

A pulled pork sandwich with dank BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, bacon, crispy onion rings, and coleslaw all on a hearty roll. 

Favorite beer?

Heady Topper by The Alchemist in Waterbury, Vermont. It’s the ultimate hop experience. 

What music makes you want to go skate?

Old school jungle heavy on the reggae, or some swing-electro.

Any musical guilty pleasure you are ashamed of?

Dub-step, I love bass.

Can you drop in a vert ramp?

A little vert, but I’m scared. It’s probably my biggest irrational fear.

What is your favorite setup right now and why?

An oversized Rossland, 36 inches in overall length on split-axle trucks 55/20. Downhill, giant slalom, or freeride it’s unstoppable.

What’s that little thing you do to your setups that makes them feel way better?

Low angle back truck!

What's the best race you've attended and why?

The Farm slalom race. Joe Iacovelli and Bill Tway held this race for 10 years running. The rules where; Skate for fun, or get a pie in the dick. Great party too!

Anyone you want to thank?

I gotta thank everyone in my life for supporting my skateboarding obsession. Will Deming and Jake Palmer, my cohorts at the VTLBC. And, Team Quebec for all the great skateventures.

 

Thanks Tom!