Lauren Mollica Interview (August 2004)

 

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

 

New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

Birthday?

 

July 7th, 1980

 

How long have you been skating and got you into it?

 

Since a long time, but kinda off and on. I snowboarded for like 5 years and went to boarding school in Maine, there wasn't much to skate there. So I guess I just got back into it like in 1999 when I graduated high school. My brothers skated.

 

First board?

 

Some Sims Kevin Staab board with pirates on it. It was so cool, I bought it cause of the pirates. Purple grip, green wheels, rails, tail thingy and all that stuff.

 

Where has skateboarding allowed you to travel?

 

All over the States and Canada, a bunch of places in Europe, Malaysia, Australia, New Jersey...all the dope spots.

 

Which is your favorite?

 

Jersey's classic, we used to skate the most ghetto shit. That was fun, but I haven't been to spots there in a while. I have good friends in Australia so it's always a good time, but I don't end up skating much when I go there. Too many distractions. I don't know, I like the weird spots.

 

Most memorable time?

 

I don't really know one time in particular. Everytime I travel somewhere is memorable, so many good times, weird times, the past few years have just been amazing.

 

Who do you like to skate with and where do you usually skate?

 

I usually just skate around Brooklyn. Sometimes I go to the TF, Tompkins Park, they got a flat rail and an up box that's cool . I skate by my self a lot, or I just skate with whoever's around. I skate with my friend Seth a lot, we go skate the Autumn bowl. Jaime (Reyes) is usually at the TF, and Tino Razo, Mark Razo, RB, Suski, Puelo & everybody.

 

Favorite spot?

 

I don't know, Bobby Puelo just built this cool ledge with a bank on the side, that thing is cool.

 

Favorite trick?

 

I like tail slides. I can do switch/nollie heels pretty good now, so I like those.

 

Do you like skating contests?

 

Are you kidding? No. Well, it's fun to go to and skate the course, cause they usually make some weird shit, but man, I'm like the most nervous person in the world, my legs don't work when I have to skate a contest. I don't like skating with lots of people. I just hate it when everybody's all agro trying to skate the course and it's not even fun to cruise around.

 

Favorite contest?

 

The course in Dortmund, Germany was epic, but Melbourne is the funnest.

 

What is something that most people don't know about you?

 

I don't know, I'm shy.

 

What kind of music do you listen to?

 

Stone Roses , Joy Division , New Order, Metallica, Chicks On Speed, Tracy and the Plastics, Jesus and Mary Chain, LCD Sound System, Ministry, The Clash, Ramones, Slayer, Biggie, ESG, Grace Jones, Audio Bullys, Primal Scream, XTC...everything is good.