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Interview With Gino Iannucci

Gino Iannucci is probably your favorite’s skater favorite skater. He’s always left his skateboarding talk for him. His video parts are those that you still put on rewind after years as you could catch the secret for the perfect style. Gino grew up in New York and now owns a store in Long Island which is called Poets. He’s never been too loud and never been so much into interviews, but when he find out that I had kidnapped his cousin Vincenza he accepted to answer to my questions cause he knows italians don’t play. It’s the CS mafia baby. Gino Innucci is a living legend and I feel like Tony Montana now that we got him on CS. Crime pays.

gino1Contemporary Standard} Gino , first question is always an ice breaking question but I just got 10 so I dont wanna waste time with an ice breakin question, so let’s just go straight into this. Italian-Americans rule the world. They rule skateboarding for sure. We got you, we got Guy Mariano..we got mmmm…Giovanni Reda (lol). Why does italian-americans do it better?

Gino Iannucci} Because we have balls the size of watermelons! I dont know man. Theres a lot of amazing history in all aspects of life regarding Italian-Americans. From art to film to business to fashion and of course food which all automatically gives us a strong sense of pride and self assurance. Something like that at least for me.

Contemporary Standard} Growing up , who was your skate idol and why?

Gino Iannucci} Natas is always the first person that comes to mind when thinking about this question. I guess because there was no one out there who skated like him. His style was very surf like and unique. His tricks were cutting edge, he skated fast. I had the pleasure of seeing him skate a demo in Long Island New York around “89″ where he destroyed it. I’ll never forget that.

Contemporary Standard} Skatebording has been through a lot of different micro-eras, each one with different trends and everything. Which (era) is your favorite one and why?

Gino Iannucci} My favorite era of course would have to be the earlier days. Like “89″ through “92″. This is when skating for me was all love and passion. We skated everyday and every night with no agenda. We were young, we were finding ourselves in a different town every other day meeting new people every other day. Everything was new. All the tricks we were doing were new, skateboarding was still young and alot had’nt been explored. We were young kids who diddnt give a shit about anything and diddnt think about anything but skating and having fun.

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