Kerry Getz Interview

Kerry GetzStressor. Consistent. Tech.

With all the hype around the millenium, do you think something will happen on New Year’s Eve 1999? Nothing is going to happen. I think it’s going to go by real smooth, like every other year, and everyone’s just hyping it up. It’ll be a smooth year.

Do you have anything planned for that night? Maybe I’ll get drunk for the first time with my girlfriend.

Who are the most important skaters in the 90s? Adrian Lopez, Tim O’Connor, Eric Koston, Arto Saari, and Rick McCrank.

Do you know who Alan Gelfand is? Who?

Alan Gelfand? No.

He invented the ollie. Oh, okay, now I know who you’re talking about. It just didn’t click. I remember seeing a video with him doing an ollie in a bowl or something.

How do you want to go down in skateboarding’s history? That I was a good skateboarder. Just a consistent, good skateboarder. That’s it.

Who do you think is going to change skateboarding in the future? Brian Wenning on Alien Workshop. He’s definitely going to push the level. This kid Tony Montgomery. That guy is definitely going to change skateboarding.