Chris Albright – Juice Magazine State of Skate Interview

Name: Chris Albright
Hometown: Arvada, Colorado
Age: 41
Sponsors: Cockfight skateboards.

What set-up are you riding right now?
Cockfight Justin Grubbs 8 3/8”, Independent 149’s, 58mm Spitfire Formula 4, MOB Grip, Bronson’s bearings.

What’s the most fun DIY, skater-built or renegade spot that you’ve skated lately?
Jackson’s paradise in Westminster, of course Whiskey Tee’s.

Have you ever built something to skate?
I’ve built and had ramps to skate my whole life. It’s always been a part of it. You want it, make it and shred it.

Who do you like to skate with the most these days?
Arvada park locals, my son, my homie, Brian Mcnair, and the FTCKILLS crew.

Best skate graphic you have seen lately?
Cockfight Groholski.

Best thing you’ve ever skated in a skatepark and what skatepark was it?
Lockhart, Texas. The whole damn park.

Favorite skateboarders of all time?
Lance Mountain, Mark Gonzales, John Cardiel, Taylor Dehart, Mason Albright.

Is there anything that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to see built?
Man, there is so much creativity happening with skateboarding right now, in terms of building. I want to skate it all!

What’s one of the best road trips you ever took?
5,000 mile trip with my son when he was four. Tons of parks, camping on floors and outright adventure with my main homie!

Are there any skate-related charities that you support?
Grind For Life.

What music have you been listening to lately?
Been on a serious Graveyard kick lately.

What do you consider the responsibilities of a professional skateboarder?
Consistency and being a good ambassador for our life. Be cool, be nice, kill it on and off the board.

Which skate shops do you support and go to the most?
Crisis Skateshop in Broomfield, Colorado. Fuzz is the man!!

Favorite skate photo of all time?
That’s hard. Classically, the Gonz front pivot in prison gear, the Cardiel back shifty cover, or my new favorite, Lance’s front invert on the ladder. Soooo good!

What is your take on girls skateboarding?
I skate with a crew of women who KILL it on all terrains. I love it!!

What skateboarding memorabilia do you have that means the most to you?
Scored an exact copy of my first ever skateboard through a buddy in Oklahoma. Valterra Dragon! Also I have a Playground skatepark shirt from 1990 when I was a teen in Connecticut.

Who contributes the most to your local skate scene?
I happen to live in the greatest skateboard state I’ve ever been in. Our scene is constantly growing and improving. It’s the Mecca!!

Top three favorite skate tricks?
Monty grind, frontside feeble grinds and backside lipslides.

Do you think skateboarding should be in the Olympics?
No way. Keep it core, keep it scummy, keep it OURS.

What is your proudest moment in skateboarding so far?
Skateboarding double runs with my son, and watching him do things that I cannot. It’s all about the legacy!

christian-albright-taylor-dehart Frontside feeble over the shallow stairs is no joke and Chris has them on lock. Photo by Taylor Dehart.



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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