Paris Truck Co. x Ari Chamasmany Team Rider Portrait

Ari “Shark” Chamasmany

  • HOMETOWN:
  • Los Angeles, California

  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • December 26th, 1986

  • SKATEBOARDING SINCE:
  • 2004

  • STANCE:
  • Whatever’s clever

  • FAVORITE TYPE OF SKATEBOARDING:
  • Skateboarding

  • BEST PART OF SKATING:
  • Self expression through style and creativity

  • LAMEST PART OF SKATING:
  • Skatejock mentality

  • WORST HABIT:
  • Nailbiter

  • BIGGEST PET PEEVE:
  • Cleanliness

  • WORST ACCIDENT:
  • Compound fractured tibia and fibula, exposed bones

  • BEST EVENT:
  • The Catalina Island Classic, Central Mass, Uncle Funky’s Style Session, The Broadway Bomb, King Of Kona, The Downhill Disco, SYCLD (Netherlands), San Pedro Shred 2013.

  • ONE THING EVERY SKATER SHOULD KNOW:
  • -Skateboarding will hurt you physically, and emotionally.
    -Skateboarding doesn’t care about you or your dreams.
    -Skateboarding is the truth, the way, and the life.

  • DREAM SKATE DESTINATION:
  • Barcelona, Berlin, Lisbon (Portugal), Tokyo, Lyon, and Hamburg.

  • THREE FAVORITE SKATERS:
  • Rodney Mullen, Gou Miyagi, Joey Pulsifer

  • FAVORITE TRICK:
  • Backside 540 Fakie Ladykiller

  • FAVORITE BAND:
  • Moodymann

  • BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE ATTENDED:
  • When Moodymann mixed vinyl at Lot 613 and melted my face.

  • FAVORITE MOVIE:
  • The Big Lebowski, The 5th Element, The Professional, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Alice In Wonderland (2010), Oh Brother Where Art Thou, City Of God, Kontroll, Enemy At The Gates, Hurt Locker, Big Fish, Wolf Of Wallstreet, Pulp Fiction, Lord of War, Full Metal Jacket, Blood Sport, Flight Of The Intruder, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars, Shooter, Bat Man (Christian Bale), The Matrix, Equilibrium, American Psycho, Mad Max, Bronson, Gladiator, Event Horizon, Total Recall, Barton Fink, The Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Lost In Translation, Broken Flowers, The Darjeeling Limited, James Bond (Sean Connery / Daniel Craig), The Brave Little Toaster, Lord Of War, The Last Samurai, Ronin (Robert Deniro), Taxi Driver, Casino, Wise Guys, Outrage, Beyond Outrage, Scarface, Cowboy Bebop (The Movie), Afro Samurai (The Movie), Gundam (The Movie), Ghost In The Shell (The Movies), A Man From Nowhere, Ip Man, Bruce Lee: Enter The Dragon, Three Kings, Saving Private Ryan, The Bourne Identity, Outbreak, Terminator 2, War Of The Worlds, Alien, Predator, Die Hard, V For Vendetta, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Thrashin, North Shore, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, A Fist Full Of Dollars, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Happy Gilmore, You Me And Everyone We Know, Eternal Sunshine, Punch Drunk Love, Almost Famous, Fast Times At Richmont High, The Expendables (The first one), Rocky 1/2/3, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Train Spotting, Inglorious Bastards, Crash, Heat, Falling Down, Training Day, The Ice Man, Road To Perdition, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Benjamin Button, Gangs Of New York, Castaway, Twister, The Warriors, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Burn After Reading, Wayne’s World, Back To The Future, Amelie, Mic Macs, Angel, Zoolander, Dances With Wolves, Water World, Old School, Oldboy, Smokey and the Bandit, Rambo.

  • FAVORITE SKATE VIDEO:
  • Gou Miyagi - Overground Broadcasting (2008)

  • FAVORITE FOOD:
  • Tofu Katsu

  • FAVORITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF SKATING:
  • Spinning trax on my analog rotary mixer at bumpin’ warehouse parties

  • FAVORITE BEER/ DRINK OF CHOICE:
  • Salted Corona with Lime

  • WHO ELSE HELPS YOU OUT?
  • Loaded Boards
    Orangoutang Wheels
    S1 Helmets
    GForm Protective Gear
    Ojoom Pucks
    Film Festival Flix
    The Gel Lab
    Left Coast Longboarding

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