Most Important Things In Life (Other than skating)
My family my friends my dog
Hiking kickin it with friends but I mostly just skate.
At ditch slap in ’07 I hit a hole that perfectly fit a 75mm wheel in full tuck. This ripped my hanger out of my pivot cup and stopped me on a dime. The first thing I hit was my dome, then my ribs. I broke some ribs and for two weeks I’d get up to piss, get a couple steps and forget what I was doing. Didn’t have to take my senior finals. Dope!
Go faster. Try harder. MOB
OG skate stories
In 2004 I got the chance to go to the first Gravity Slide Fest. Shit it might have even been ’03. Met Cliff Collman for the first time and he said I should enter the Pro. I was like nah, and he entered me in it anyways without telling me. I was bummed til I got 3rd overall in the pro and second in the longest slide. Thanks Cliff! Also as a side note Noah and Rizzo were the only guys on soft wheels and no one knew what the fuck they were doing. ha ha
Podiums/ Best Results
I do good at slide comps and ditch races. I was pretty good at slalom as a youngin’ too. But there are just too many random ass comps and races to name over the years.
Thanks to my Dad he started skating at 37 after I was really into it. He got pretty good and took me to all my races when I was a youngin’. Joe Lehm at Timeship. Will Brunson for showing me how to go fast. Rob Palmer for showing me how to be gnar. And many many more friends over the years have done a lot for me. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.
Claudio adds more grey hair to the Rayne family than we had ever anticipated growing ourselves. A veteran of the Mexican scene, Claudio has helped bring the gift of skate to communities up and down the coast for a few years now. Unlike Santa however, Claudio can't just get a few reindeer to help him slay hills, so when he's not behind a computer or a camera, he's still on top of his deck taking little trips to fun-ville.
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