Tuesday, April 28, 2009
THE LEGEND OF NATE DOGGGG
Dogggg and his whip, Rockstar helmet and all
The Nate Dogggg Interview
ALLUS was gonna run this, but Role Model gets the first look
So tha Dogggg "Nate Dogggg", in my eyes is one of the most
legendary snowboarders living in Summit County today. I met him back
in September of 1997 on a road trip from Oregon to Minnesota with Ryan
knapton. For some reason we figured we would stop by Colorado on the
way, mellow 500 mile detour, not a big deal. So that was almost 12
years ago and I've been friends with him ever since. Back then Nate
had aspirations of becoming a pro shred and making it, one of the
first things he said to me was, "So, is it pretty easy to get hooked
up out here?". Well he did, when you look at it Nate's up there with
some of the biggest names to ever come out of Colorado. Having full
parts in AOD movies, every PINPIN movie made, thats 8 years of
straight video parts. Getting first chair for endless years at
Loveland, he's been kicked out of Cecilia's for almost 4 years I
think, this interview and still throwing Mctwist's on his first run
threw the pipe . Things have changed a lot since in the last 12
years, dudes started wearing dresses and women's jeans, girls dressing
like dudes, skiers figured out how to copy snowboarding so they didn't
have to learn how to snowboard, then think its cool and that they started something new??? Snowboard parks and half pipe's have
tripled in size, took over the resorts and become the new wally
worlds, theres about ten new stop lights between Frisco and Breck, the
word DUDE has been used way too much, but the Dogggg is still the
Dogggg. You can still always find him on the hill all winter long,
you can also find him at the bar all winter long and most of all he
still claims "Nate Dogggg, four G's" when he introduces himself. So
throw him a high five when you see him around town and tell him
"thanks for living the dream", because living the dream is what Nate
1. So how long have you been keeping the dream alive in breckenridge?
Since August 21st 1997
2. What do you consider keeping the dream alive?
Wow the hard questions first. Keeping the dream alive means having
the ability to shred, nap, blackout, nap and then do it allover
again the next day for 9 months straight.
3. Where did you grow up snowboarding?
I claim buck hill Minnesota, but was kick out for jumping off
chairlifts so then it had to be highland hills Minnesota
4. What snowboarders did you look up to when you lived in Minnesota?
John cao was the man the smoothest Minnesota rider in my eyes back
5. Who did you move out here with?
It was a pretty amazing house. There was me, Jeff Meyer, Ryan
knapton, Jason landry, Matt Peterson, and benji Wilson.
6. Do you still hang out with any of the freshman crew?
I try to as much as possible. But Jeff Meyer is married. So its hard
to hang with him. And all Ryan knapton wants to do is play
fooseball. The rest have moved away to grow up. Wierd how that
7. What have you been up to since pinpin stopped producing movies?
Looking for stupid reasons for people to give me free snowboard
shit. Other than that I have been on the same path since 1999.
8. I heard you have your own shuffle, "the Nate Dogggg Shuffle"?
Yepper. It is similar to the truffle shuffle with a little more butt
shakin and a little less tummy shakin
9. How's your whip been treating you? You have a race car right?
I love my sweet little race car, she is fun and doesn't talk back
when you beat the shit out of her.
10. Is it Ferrari red like shermans?
Anyone who pays for a red car really needs attention. My whip is
11. How fast have you gone down main street in Breck at 2 am?
160 kph, do the math. And I did have 2 passengers that can testify
12. How fast have you gone period?
A really scarey 170 outside of the whales vagina on my way back here
13. Tell us about the old AOD crew? What was it all about?
A O D. The army of darkness. I fall asleep to that awesome movie all
the time. But for real it was a crew of minnesotans that were tight
nit. Good buds that could do no wrong. You know that your gonna have
a good time when 7 of you go into 7-11 and bet a dollar to the
winner of who can take the highest dollar amount of goods.
14. What was the initiation to get in?
A punch in the stomach from every member prior to you.
15. Did the punches hurt?
All of them were mellow eccept Jake webers, its save the worst for
last. I got initiated outside the MGM in Vegas and security thought
I was getting jumped by 9 people. Thank goodness for booze!
16. People around town know you from the bar, they would never guess
you could do mctwist 7s or frontside the old green rails up at peak
8 drunk, then jump your car through a snowbank. You still have those
Sure. I can do anything with a bottle behind it. Maybe not the car
thru a snowbank. But it shouldn't take me more than 3 tries.
17. tell me the story about you running into a car like a football
player out front of salt creek?
I wish I had a teleprompter for this one.
3 point stance
20 yard dash
Dented fender and door
2 broken windows
30 second nap
No cops drunk driver
Ha ha funny time
18. How about the time we got surrounded by cops with rubber
shotguns out front of salt creek?
It was really crazy. Some asshole thought it would be a fun time to
go to country night at the salt creek bar with a ghetto blaster
screaming rap music wearing red shirts. I think that there was 11 of
us. A huge battle royal ensued. Out front there were 4 breck cops 1
Frisco cop a Dillon cop 3 summit sheriff's and the blue river
marshall. Guns drawn with a whole lotta yelling. It is good to know
the cops. Hey wasn't that asshole you?
20. Are you still kicked out of cecilias? It's been like 3 or 4
years at least.
I think its been way more than that, but not an issue. I am still
allowed to hang out front and pull.
21. Do you even want to go back in there?
Yes. But it would be epic if I would be allowed in there only after
12:30 that's the only time that place is good. And all the females
get sick of the sober dudes in there.
22. What do you think of all the dudes wearing dresses out front
smokin cigs there days?
I hate those dudes. Aint nobody these days making up there own
steeze. Must be easy to follow the crowd. Maybe they should learn
from ???? Frank wells, or todd franzen.
23. Do you think it's legit for a dude to wear a dress?
Maybe in some sweet role playing milf hunting porn movie.
24. Do you still drink a lot of trailer juice?
I love me a can of mountain dew whenever possible. The more the
25. What's up at Loveland? You've had first chair forever.
Yep. Trailer tom started the whole thing years ago. But I have been
the only one holding down the first chair for the past 10 Years
We stole it from a man named Elmer mulkins he passed away that same
year. Its always a fun way to start the season.
26. How long do you plan on getting first chair there?
As long as possible. It keeps my name up in lights for at least
another year. Until some young buck steals it from me, I own it.
27. Did you used to shred in a Charlie brown shirt? Do you still
I would shred in that shirt every day even if it was 10 below. I
would watch the old H street skate videos and had to have that shirt
for Christmas. Rocked it so much it pretty much fell of me before it
went to the garbage.
28. What's your best trick?
16 ounce curl to switch backhand to cab cougar pull. ??? What do you
consider better? A smooth backside 1, or a 9 over a ten foot jump. I
just really love a fluid smooth run and that's it. I think I could
do almost any trick with a few try's with the exception of the
Travis rice 10 to double cork shit. Fat old dudes don't bounce as
good as we used to.
Dogggg and the dog
lien air whats up now???
lien air whats up bra???
mctwist o yeah
mctwist holding it down
one more mickey
Tailgrab mellow whats up now fool!!!
Holdin it down at the liguid lounge, thursty thursdays...
Sled Jibbin, look out tall tee bros!!!
Tailgrab 180 in a bulls jacket, nuff said!!!