Sanzio Piacentini – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

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Name: Sanzio Piacentini
Hometown: Michigan
Age: 23
Sponsors: Cockfight Skateboards.

What set-up are you riding right now? Board, trucks, wheels, grip, hardware…
Cockfight Allen Midgette shaped, Three Amigos graphic, Ace 66, Speedlab OG 63, Mob Grip, and I have no idea on the hardware.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Rich Pond’s vert ramp here in Michigan. Road House!

Have you ever built something to skate?
Yeah, all sorts of shit over the years, anything from ledges and quarters in random spots around the metro Detroit area to mini ramps in buddies backyards and barns.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
I like to skate with the Midwest vert crew for sure. Skiba, Rich Pond, Peter Furnee, Munson, Mark Kaye, Davenport, Dane Warner, Greg Fadell, Shane Patterson. Basically, anyone who showed up to the vert or Loovil session and was just down to rip some big shit.

Coolest skateboard graphic you have seen lately?
Mark Davenport’s pro model. Shit Dang Monster Truck… Mud On the Tires… Maumee, Ohio!

Best thing you’ve ever skated in a skatepark and what skatepark was it?
Loovil’s big bowl. It’s a massive concrete pit with endless lines.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Blender, Mike Frazier, Matt Dove, Derek Krasauskas and Brett Roper.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
More weird shit.

Best road trip you ever took?
Tyler Russel’s birthday Loovil trip a couple years back. It was just a smelly, drunken, greasy, skateboarding mess with awesome people.

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
All of them.

What music have you been listening to lately?
Metal.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Just to give back to the skateboard community.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
People Skate Shop.

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
No different than anyone else. If you’re having fun on a board, I’m stoked on it.

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
I don’t really have any skateboard memorabilia, so I have to say old boards.. Each one has a story and tricks behind it.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
The local shops and companies.

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Stalefish, hurricane, crail airs.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
No.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Getting that Monty grind over the rectum hole in Loovil’s big bowl.

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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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