CW Dunn – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

CW_Dunn-Mike_Scholl

Name: Christian (CW / C Dub) Dunn
Hometown: Ocean Beach, San Diego, California
Age: Old (Over 40)
Sponsors: SkaterSocks, Atomic Ramps, Anaheim Skateboards.

What set up are you riding right now? Board, trucks, wheels, grip, hardware…
My Anaheim board and really loose Ace Trucks (Loose Trucks Save Lives).

What’s the most fun skater-built or renegade spot that you have skated lately?
Washington Street and the DIY spot I am working on.

Have you ever built anything to skate? If so describe it.
Way too many spots to list them all. I’ve been building ramps and bowls for over 15 years from the early X Games to ASR to Crossroads to Fuel TV spots, Vans Downtown Showdown, U.S. Open, Coastal Carnage, King of the Road Ramps and plenty of backyards and DIY spots, to name just a few.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
Anybody that is stoked to skate and wants to skate with me.

Coolest skateboard graphic you have seen lately?
The graphic my wife drew and designed for Silly Girl Skateboards.

Best thing you have ever skated in a skatepark and what skatepark was it.
There are so many good skateparks now, but the full pipe in Louisville, Kentucky, is up there on the list.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Too many to list them all.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built that you’d like to see built?
Yeah. I have ideas for some things I want to build, but need a spot and a budget to make it happen.

What’s one of the best road trips you ever took?
Every road trip is a good one!

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
Hooking up kids that I see skating shitty equipment and giving those in need decks, wheels or shoes. (The No Nose or Tail / Bearing Covers for Wheels Foundation).

What music have you been listening to lately?
Mostly Oldies.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
P.M.A.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
Whichever one has what I need to get by when I am out skating.

What is your favorite skate photo of all time?
The one you put on the cover of the last Juice in honor of Jay Adams.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I like it because they are always down to go skate and I get tired of just seeing my homies in their dirty old jeans when I could be skating with my wife and a bunch of her rad girl friends who shred.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
My collection of tiles that have fallen off while skating various pools and my old Indy 101’s that I have had since I was a kid.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
Everybody that’s out there skating and building new spots and supporting skateboarding.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Frontside boneless, egg plant, and the good ol’ ollie.

Do you think that skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
No. It would kill what skateboarding is about.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
I’m always working on it, but I’m pretty happy every time I land a trick and think of all the spots I’ve built.

CW_Dunn-Mike_Scholl C Dubs is a straight UP backyard warrior. No pads. No coping. No flat. No problem. Photo by Mike Scholl


 

ABOUT THE JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE:

When we started Juice Magazine 22 years ago, you could count the number of skateparks on one hand and grindable pool coping was mostly a distant memory. Now there are thousands of skateparks all over the world, along with a vast quantity of DIY spots built to skate. In 1993, the majority of skateboarders listened to punk rock or hip hop exclusively. Now skateboarders listen to almost every kind of sound created. Two decades ago, skateboarding related charities were non-existent. Today, there are numerous non-profits giving back to skateboarding in many ways. One of the most important differences between now and then is that, 22 years ago, there was a clear division between old school and new school skateboarding. Now that wall of separation has followed the same path as the Berlin Wall, allowing for an unprecedented unification of skateboarders all over the globe. Great strides have been made for girls that skate as well as the acceptance of skate history and long overdue recognition for skateboarding’s pioneers and its artifacts. At the same time, the current generation of skateboarders is taking skateboarding to new heights, previously unimaginable. As the landscape of the skateboarding industry changes on a daily basis, and the topic of skateboarding in the Olympics rears its head once again, along with the disturbing subject of who controls skateboarding being tossed about by corporate entities, we decided it was time to take a good look at the State of Skate. We asked 20 questions to 100 skateboarders, ages 8 to 58, and found that skateboarding is as diverse as the skateboarders that are addicted to it, no one controls skateboarding except skateboarders, and the State of Skate is savage and strong. Now get out there and skate tough!

JUICE MAGAZINE STATE OF SKATE features interviews with 100 skateboarders including: Tony Alva, Dave Hackett, Chris Strople, Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Dave Duncan, Steve Alba, Tony Magnusson, Pat Black, Jesse Martinez, Bill Danforth, Jim Murphy, Ric Widenor, Lester Kasai, Glen Charnoski, Bryan Pennington, Peter Furnee, Jeremiah Risk, Ryan Smith, Jason Jessee, Omar Hassan, Cam Dowse, Jen O’Brien, Depth Leviathan Dweller, Brett Roper, Travis Beattie, Chris Gentry, CW Dunn, Chris Albright, Charlie Wilkins, Cairo Foster, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, BJ Morrill, Dr. Lenore L.A. Sparks, Sid Melvin, Jesse Irish, Packy Fancher, Greg Lutzka, Jimmy Larsen, Adam Dyet, Luis Tolentino, Greg Harbour, Frank Faria, Ryan DeCenzo, Dave Bachinsky, Johnny Turgesen, Casey Meyer, Edward Sanchez, David Gravette, Ben Hatchell, Brian Geib, Felipe Gouveia, Eric Santos, Kyle Smith, Cameron Revier, Josh Stafford, Justin Grubbs, Etienne Eden Archila, Sanzio Piacentini, Josh Elder, Eddie “Mighty” Moreno, Kevin Kowalski, Otto Pflanz, Jeremy Smith, Adam Wiggins, Jimmy Wilkins, Danny Gordon, Jake Hilbish, Corey Blanchette, Adam Legassie, Nick Santos, Trey Rounds, Curren Caples, Justyce Tabor, Andy Anderson, Sarah Thompson, Coral Guerrero, Collin Graham, Derek Scott, Ace Pelka, Sonny Rodriguez, Jarren Duke, Mikayla Sheppard, CJ Titus, Noah Schott, Emily Earring, Julian Torres, Wyatt Wisenbaker, Josh Forsberg, Nathan Midgette, Roman Pabich, Yago Dominguez, Jack Winburn, Jonas Carlsson, Kiko Francisco, Bryce Ava Wettstein, Desmond Shepherd, Matty Jessee and Luke Kahler.

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