Check out: Jacopo TonioloMay 19th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Pictures: (c)Alex Luise, (c)Piacca, (c)Tommaso Vian
Hi Jacopo, welcome on Candiesmagazine.com!
1. Quick intro: where do you come from, how old are you and how long have you been skating?
Ciao! I come from Vicenza, I’m 22, and I’ve been skating since I was 12 or 13, so let’s say for about ten years.
2. Is there any brand or shop that helps you with gears & clothes?
Yeah. Sloth, a skate shop from Vicenza, it gives me boards and shoes.
3. How did your passion for skateboarding begin? Can you still remember the beginnings?
I used to see the older guys skating in the town, and I was very attracted by that. I remember my mother gave me my very first board, so I started to skate with a friend of mine. He gave up later, but at that time we used to hang around in the town looking for some spots. Eventually we met other skaters and we began to ride all together.
4. Your best trick at the moment? And the one is making you mad?
Kickflip Indy I guess. And inward heelflip is the one that’s troubling me the most.
5. What are your influences? Who are the skaters that inspire you the most?
The first skate movie I saw was The Storm by Osiris .. The idea I have of skateboarding mainly comes from that video.
Skaters that inspire me? I don’t know… Lizard King!!
6. What are your favourite structures? Parks and transitions or rough street spots?
I love skating fast… mainly in the bowl, turnings in street – when I find them – and huge spots rather than the technical ones.
7. This is a personal opinion of course, but do you prefer the huge stylish tricks or maybe the technical and studied ones are better?
HUGE AND STYLISH!!!
8. What does skateboarding mean to you?
I’ve been skating for such a long time that I couldn’t imagine my life without it. Probably I’d be doing another sport, but surely it couldn’t give me the same feeling that a landed trick gives me.
9. How’s considered this sport in your surroundings? Do you have parks and public structures or – just like elsewhere in Italy – it’s you the skaters who have to build your own structures?
Here people hate us just a bit. We have some parks in the surroundings and a couple of years ago, after years of request and demand for a skatepark, we finally obtained a bowl in the town.
Anyway, we keep on skate many street spots, and people keep on chase us away.
10. Last line! Just add whatever you want:
I say hello to you, to my family, my friends and Sloth, that I also thank for all the support and the boards that I break. And I thank CandiesMagazine.com for this space!
Bye Jacopo ! Skate on!
Pictures: (c)Alex Luise, (c)Piacca, (c)Tommaso VianYOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: INTERVIEWS, SKATE