Jason “The Kid” Adams Interview

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 by Ryan

Jason “The Kid” Adams Interview
Questions by Chad Cardoza
Photos courtesy of Jason Adams

Tell us about your skate madness. When you see a spot from a car or whatever, do you think what you would do there? Do you, when walking through airports and such, do smith grinds with your fingers on countertops? How bad do you have the itch?
WELL IT’S SAD TO SAY, BUT I DON’T HAVE THE MADNESS AS MUCH AS I USED TO. WELL, THAT’S NOT TRUE. I STILL HAVE IT, BUT IT’S DIFERENT. BUT I’M A GRUMPY OLD MAN NOW. I’VE BEEN SPOILED. I HAVE BEEN SKATING FOR 19 YEARS NOW. ALMOST 14 OF THEM I HAVE BEEN “PRO.” I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD SKATING THE SICKEST SPOTS AND PARKS. IT’S LIKE I’VE BEEN HAND-FED A DOZEN OF THE BEST DOGHNUTS EVERY DAY FOR 14 YEARS. NOW THOSE DOUGHNUTS DON’T QUITE DO IT LIKE THEY USE TO. NOW I HAVE REVERTED BACK TO THE CRUSTY STALE DOGHNUTS. I LOVE WHAT I GREW UP WITH. A GOOD RED CURB IS WHAT MAKES ITCH NOW. OR THE $H!TTY MINI-RAMP WITH THE OLD SKATE PUNKS AND A 12-PACK OF BEER.

Frontside tail slide
Stalefish
Blunt fakie
Before you were the superstar professional skateboarder you are now, I am sure there was a time in your skateboarding career that you had to skate other boards. What were your top three favorite boards and how many did you have of each one of them?
WOW, SUPERSTAR? I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT ONE. WHEN I WAS A KID, BEFORE I HAD SPONSORS OR SOME SORT OF HOOK-UP, I RARELY HAD A NEW BOARD. I USUALLY HAD SOME SORT OF HAND-ME-DOWN. BUT I DID HAVE TWO SMA NATAS BOARDS – BRAND NEW EVEN. I GOT TO PICK ‘EM UP AT THE SKATE SHOP AND EVERYTHING. LATER ON SALMAN GOT SPONSORED BY POWELL. I WOULD GET TO ORDER A BOARD ONCE A MONTH THAT CAME WITH HIS PACKAGE. I LOVED THE FRANKIE HILL BOARD AT THAT TIME. I HAD AT LEAST FOUR OR FIVE OF THEM. THERE ARE TWO MORE BOARDS THAT COME TO MIND – THE SPIDY (RICK DEMONTRON – Editor’s note: I think that’s spelled incorrectly.) BY SANTA CRUZ. I HAD ONE OF THOSE. TO THIS DAY IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE GRAPHICS OF ALL TIME. I ALSO HAD A CIRCLE-A RICKY WINDSOR. I WAS SUPER-HYPED ON CIRCLE-A AT THE TIME. THE WINDSOR BOARD WAS MY FAVORITE FOR SURE. THAT’S WHERE I RIPPED OFF THE PUNK POINT FROM. LONG LIVE THE WINDS!

Is there a television show or a movie that you are ashamed and/or embarrassed to admit that you like?
YES, I GOT SUCKERED INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - LOST AND SURFACE. I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I HAVE BECOME.

Being a pro skateboarder allows and makes you travel all over the world. Tell us something that because of touring that you missed that you really wanted to do and/or see. Also, what is something that you were able to do and/or see because you were on tour that you would have missed had you not been on tour?
HMMM, LET’S SEE. JUST TIME WITH MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER. IT SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN I AM GONE. THINGS THAT A HUSBAND OR FATHER SHOULD BE THERE FOR. MY WIFE BOUGHT ME AC/DC TICKETS FOR MY BIRTHDAY YEARS AGO. HAD TO MISS THAT ONE. I COULD GO ON FOREVER ABOUT THE THINGS I HAVE DONE OR SEEN BECAUSE OF TOURS. MOST OF THEM ARE REALLY NOT TOO EXCITING, BUT LOOKING BACK ARE PRETTY COOL TO ME. LIKE BEING IN RHODE ISLAND AND DRIVING JASON JESSE TO DUNKIN DOUGHNUTS AT 3AM IN FRED SMITH’S TRUCK. IF YOU TOLD ME I WOULD BE IN THAT TYPE OF SITUATION WHEN I WAS 14, I WOULD BE TRIPPIN’.

Old school with new school skills OR new school with old school style?
WHATEVER YOU GOT!!

There is a war outside of our window. It's destroying our world. Any advice?
HMMM, SOUNDS LIKE A TYPICAL DAY FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. STILL HAVN’T FIGURED THAT ONE OUT...GO SHRED?

So how do you roll? Ipod, some other type of MP3 player, mixed CD's with a portable CD player? What are the top five songs and/or bands in heavy rotation on your music playing device?
YES, I HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. IPOD IS MY CHOICE FOR ROCKING. TOP FIVE? IT’S ALWAYS ROTATING. I DEFINITELY GO THROUGH PHASES WITH MUSIC. LATELY I’VE BEEN REALY INTO PUNK STUFF. A LOT OF BAD RELIGION, THE UNSEEN, THE FORGOTTEN, COCKSPARRAR, AND ALWAYS THE CLASH. LARS AND THE BASTARDS, TOO.

Skateboarders are creative creatures by nature. What else besides skating feeds your creative nature? Play in a band? Draw? Paint? Direct pornographic movies?
I HAVE BEEN INTO DOING STENCIL S*&T FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. IT KEEPS ME SANE IN THE WINTER TIME. BEER DRINKING IS PRETTY CREATIVE...RIGHT?

A young local skater has written a letter asking for help with a trick. Maybe you can help him. In his letter he says, "I can’t get my eggplants around." Do you have any advice or tips for our young skater friend?
YOU HAVE TO PUSH, PUSH WITH YOUR ARM.

What is something that you would jump in your car right now and drive five hours for?
I DON’T THINK MY WIFE WOULD BE HAVIN’ THAT ONE. SHE’S PREGNANT AND QUITE EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW. PLUS, THERE IS NO CHANCE FOR A CLASH REUNION TOUR. WAIT. FREE PAMPERS?

Anything that you would like to say? Shout-outs, thanks, etc...
THANKS, HMMM, WELL, LET’S SEE, AHHH. NO. WAIT. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. GO SHRED.

Related Articles

Paul Rodriquez Interview

by Rob on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A short interview with P-Rod about what he's up to these days and Tampa Pro...

Tommy Guerrero Interview

by Chad on Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Some questions and answers with Tommy Guerrero.

Chris Haslam Interview

by Ryan on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

12 Questions With Chris Haslam...

Ryan and Gretchen Sheckler at Tampa Pro 2006

by Chad on Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Chad caught up with Ryan and his mom for an interview at Tampa Pro 2006...

Chris “Dune” Pastras Interview

by Ryan on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

We spend a few minutes and got a few photos with Chris Pastras...

One Minute With Ryan Gallant

by Mark on Friday, September 16, 2005

A short interview and nollie cab sequence of Ryan Gallant...

One Minute With Tommy Sandoval

by MikeS on Tuesday, July 12, 2005

A short Q&A session with Zero's Tommy Sandoval...

A Short Interview With Ryan Sheckler

by Rob on Sunday, February 27, 2005

Check out a short interview with Ryan Sheckler...

An Interview With Chris Cole and Dan Murphy

by M.Sinclair on Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Fallen Team Manager Mike Sinclair did a short interview with Chris Cole and Dan Murphy. Find out what they're up to lately...

A Conversation and Interview With Nate Sherwood

by Rob on Friday, May 28, 2004

Check out a sample of the world of Nate Sherwood in this email conversation between Rob and Nate that took place over the last couple weeks.

Tony Hawk & Andy MacDonald Interviews

by Afro-Jim on Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Afro Jim interviews Tony Hawk and Andy MacDonald at the Tampa stop of the 2002 Boom Boom Huck Jam.

[View more in the Article Archives]

Comments

Subscribe to the SPoT What's Up Blog

Enter your email: