Quick Response with Christian Dufrene
Name, Age, where are you from and where do you live currently?
My name is Christian Dufrene. I'm 19 years old. From Lafayette Louisiana. Currently living in Long Beach California.
What was the local shop / hometown scene like growing up there?
My local shop back home is Rukus board shop. It's a homie ran board shop. Fairly small but everyone there rocks! Mad friendly and open to everyone!
What do you miss most about living in Louisiana?
The thing I miss most about Louisiana is the food no doubt! They have the best food ever. No matter where I go the food can't beat Louisiana's.
How did you first get into skateboarding?
Bump to bar BS 180. Photo by Jeremy Adams
I got into skateboarding when I was about 8 years old. I was super bored one day and I went into my garage and found a skateboard. I pick it up and it all just took off from there!
What size & style trucks do you skate?
I ride the 148 Hollow Lights.
Do you ride em loose, tight or in the middle?
I ride my trucks loose for sure!
How long do you usually skate a set for?
Usually ride them for about 3 months.
Who’s your crew you typically skate with?
Nollie Shuv over the rail. Photo by Jeremy Adams.
I typically skate with the Florida boys!
You skate with a lot of the Florida crew - how did you get to know all those kids?
I met most of the Florida guys from skating damn ams and Tampa am. Then when I went out to California I started skating with them all the time and eventually moved in with some of them!
What music gets you really hyped to skate, what’s currently heavy in the rotation?
I get hyped when I listen to G herbo! His songs go hard! I also listen a lot of Kingpin skinny pimp and Tommy Wright. Man I don't even really know who's in right now. Seems like everyday someone new blows up.
BEV of Choice?
Faygo cotton candy!
Are you working on any projects right now? Anything we should be on the lookout for?
Only thing is this thunder video. Nothing in the works. Just getting footage for whatever pops up.
Any shout outs or thank you’s?
Gap to Boardslide for the new AD. Photo by Jeremy Adams.
Definitely want to thank my mom and dad and family! Everyone from back home, all my sponsors and homies! You guys rock!
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