Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chris Miller #5



This is from a 1993 interview with Neal Hendrix:

"My wheels are way too small, especially for vert skating. I just learned that because Chris Miller gave us the biggest lecture ever, and I was actually stoked. We went to Planet Earth one day with Brian Howard, and I was stoked to see Chris because he's always been my mentor, ever since I was a little skate rat. He was heckling us so hard for riding small wheels, he was all, "What are you guys doing? Quit with the fad, you've got to go fast." It was rad getting a father to son lecture from Chris Miller."

It seems that I remember the oddest little bits about skateboarding.

For the quote: Transworld - November 1993 Volume 11 Number 11

Thrasher - December 1989 Volume 9 Number 12

4 comments:

iSapien 1956672 said...

after all these years, i just noticed that the cat had a human hand, there was a cover of chris that stoked me as a kid, he was doing a frontside air out of a ditch with blood dripping all over. That is what skating has meant to me since i first saw that cover.

justin said...

I never noticed the hand before either until I read Seb Carayol's Memory Screened article with Miller. Seems so obvious now.

max schaaf said...

miller.....
he was my favorite as a kid....
wanted to do the indy knose bone
like his. i hear he still rips harder than ever. no one skates like him. fast, loose and in control.
long live chris miller.

freakbeatfuzz said...

He still puts most vert and pool riders to shame because style is something that can't be learned. Best style ever. Every trick he did was pushed as far as it could go. I remember an old interview with him where the interviewer asked him why didn't he do a certain trick and he said, "Because it doesn't look good. If it doesn't look good, it's not worth doing." 'Nuf said.