Mouthing Off: Peter Raffin

Peter Raffin
Backside 50-50. Photo: Chami

Are you still a fan of a full-length team video, over the single parts?
Oh yeah, but that’s prehistoric now.

There are a lot coming out right now: Osiris, Girl, DGK.
There is and there isn’t. I’m still a fan. There’re only three videos that are coming out like that: the Creature video, Girl and Chocolate, and DGK.

And the next TransWorld video.
Well you guys keep it real. OG. I like that.

How are things at Black Label? How’s John doing?
Good. John’s doing great. Always in a great mood. I’ve never seen him bummed.

His Instagram is super happy. He’s always psyched.
Yeah. That’s the way it has to be.

Is there any talk of you getting a pro board anytime soon?
No, no talks. I don’t really like to talk about shit like that. It’s kinda weird [laughs].

Some companies talk and plan it out with their riders, and some just surprise them.
The surprise is way better than talking it out. When someone’s talking to you about it, you’re just kind of like, “Well cool, I’m pretty much pro in the next couple months, I don’t really care about anything else.” I’d rather be surprised and keep working for it.

So the video looks cool, so Jim (Kappel) killed it?
Old Kappelli came through! And Cuong (Lieng) is the best. There’re too many good stories about Lieng.

Are you staying with him this week, leading up to the premiere?
Oh yeah. I gotta stay with the best dude in SD.

And we’re doing a premiere up in San Jose, up in your hometown at the end of the month.
Yeah, Cuong spilled the beans on that one [laughs].

Get ready for the worldwide premiere of Osiris’ full length video Never Gets Old premiering right here on on November 12, 2012.

Peter Raffin
Frontside shove-it, backside 50-50. Photo: Chami
Peter Raffin
Photo: Chami