Eddie Nemeth

Eddie Nemeth is sometimes known as “Crazy” Eddie.  He has always been an amazing local ripper that skated our park like no other.  Then while watching old Thrasher Skate Vids I saw him bluntsliding a ledge off of stairs and bombing a hill, and then I understood his history.  He reluctantly filled out this questionaire with blunt honesty and bombing wit.

A few years ago I came up with a set of questions about skateboarding.  These were Eddie’s’ answers.


When did you realize you were a skater?
-When I looked in the mirror.

You can also watch Eddie skating in Night Vision as presented by Strange Notes and Skateboard TV.

Name:  Eddie
Age: 35
Type of Job/Schooling: Dishwasher/College
Years Skating: 23

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Slamming.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Slamming.

Ever quit?  Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-Nah.

Where did you start?  Did that influence you?
-Driveway.  Yes.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-Freedom.

Why do you keep skating?
-Only thing that makes sense.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?
-Not really.

Do you care about the current skate media?
-Nope.

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Smoking Weed.

What isn’t like skating?
-EVERYTHING.

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-Defiance.

What was the first hard “trick” you worked for?
-Not Slamming.

Why work so hard for a trick?
-Do or Die.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Riding it.  Makes sense.

Is there a trick you don’t think you’ll ever be able to do?
-Nope.

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?
-Slam.

What’s the trick you can do every time that surprises you?
-Not Slamming

What’s your dream “tricks”?

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Any and all.

What do you hate about skateboarding?

Best (worst) injury?  Healing time?
-Snapped humours bone.  Got plate now.

How do you overcome fear.
-Not afraid.

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-Scissor cut grip tape.

Did you start with friends or alone?
-Alone.

Was it hard or easy at first?
-Slamming is fun.

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-Defiance.

Do your parents ever have a problem with skateboarding?
Yes.

When did you realize you were a skater?
-When I looked in the mirror.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-Hurts more and is easier.

What is most important about skateboarding to you?
-Comfortably numb.

Why do you keep skating?
-Only thing that makes sense.

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