Meet The Team In 13: Richie

Name: Richie Mathieu

First Board: My first board was an Element. It was just a team logo, I was red, white, and black and it just said "Element" in script across the board. I chose it because it looked cool, I didnt know anything about different board shapes and all the options you had. Seriously who does when they're 13?

What do you listen to before a session to get motivated: A variety of things. Mostly rock music. A lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lately I've been on a Beach Boys and Rage Against the Machine kick.

Favorite Skater: Geoff Rowley by far. He's incredible.

Favorite video part: I'd have to say its a close tie between Rune Glifberg's part in Extremely Sorry, or Chad Muska's part in This is my element. Too close to pick.

Favorite non-skate movie: Donnie Brasco starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino

Number of times scared by Manny Ken the mannequin: The upper twentys, not sure on the exact number anymore.

Dream spot to hit up: Brooklyn Banks... :( but since that's no longer a possibility, I choose Bam Margera's mini ramp!

Go to trick: Fakie backside 360

Does the Golden Shamrock stay out or does Sarah win (again): The Shamrock stays out. Sarah, sorry but you lose.

Vulc, cupsole, or just soul: Always soul, ride whatever feels good at the time. Change isn't a bad thing every so often.

Best place to re-fuel after skating: McDonalds, its cheap and you get your food right away. No skater likes waiting for food after skating.

Perfect skate day: Go out around 10-11.The temp is around 70 degrees. Then just skating with my buddy Adam somewhere. Lastly, landing something new while practicing the essentials and not being injured just worn out enough to say you had a good session.