September 22, 2008

Locs...Josh Holtan

Photo by Nate Reiman

Name: Josh Holtan

Nicknames: Chips, Chips X, J-HO, Cheeps

Age: 33.5 years

What's your deal? New dad/hubby adjusting to the changes and still squeezing some shredding in. To paraphrase Tasty Taste from Fear of a Black Hat, "All types of ill shit."

Where are you doing it? Mpls metro. St. Paul working on the rockin' East Side. Swede Hollow represent. Rutledge kickin it Cabinista style. Various Holtan Hideouts in SE & S Mpls.

How high can you ollie? Currently classified. We're talking not so high right now. I'd be hard pressed to produce a thirty incher right now.

Can I have your board? My six month old Huf? No, I still occasionally need it.

Favorite local video: Shitheads Vol 8

What's in your car? Jeep: baby seat, board, shoes, K&N air filter for the Belair, old master cylinder for Belair, gloves, raincoat.

It's a hot day, should we go skating or swimming? Swimming at the river-the Kettle Room

Who's your favorite local skater? Jammin Jay. Best made it by the skin of your teeth style. You can look away like you knew he wasn't going to make it and then next thing you know he's on the next wall after reverting twice on the flatbottom. Runner up: Bob Bogema for his George Carr style.

Where's the best place to eat? True Thai

Mini-ramp and beer or out on the streets all day? Mini & beer at this point.

How old are you in skate years? Physically I would be a step below Wes Humpston. An out of shape mid-30's. Just enough time to formulate a comeback.....09 Year of the Cheeps???? Whether I think I can or I think I can't, I'm right.

It's 10 PM on a Saturday night, what are you doing? Drinking at the cabin, listening to barred owls hoot.


Anonymous said...

Top 5 Chips X facts that only those of a certain vintage would know...

5. Has used both Liz Phair and Black Sabbath songs in his video parts from productions that are more than a decade old (Sidenote: aforementioned videos were projects in which B. Meyer "cut his teeth" filming, editing, and producing. One could argue these videos subsequently led to such historical masterpieces as "Anonymous," "Shitheads, Vol. 8, " and "Weekend Warriors" from the inimitable B. Meyer).

4. Heelflipped the "big 4" at the FED back in the 90's. All I ever did was ollie down it. To this day, he would probably argue that the video footage of it should have been placed at a different point in his Apocalypse part.

3. Went missing on a skate trip to Lacrosse, WI after an evening out at the local pubs only to call his crew from the local hospital the morning after to be picked up looking like he had just gotten out of a GWAR concert. Yes, there was a lady involved who already had a boyfriend when Josh met her mixed in with way too much firewater consumed by all in that mysterious evening.

2. Taught Chad Benson how to do backside tailslides (Ask him to tell you that story sometime over a Premium or Boston Strangler! You're buying, of course).

1. Seriously one of the best guys ever to have as a friend, be on a skate trip with, be your roomate, shoot pool with, or just be around in general. A rad guy who is easily more well-read than most college graduates, is always there for you when the chips are down (no pun intended, however I'd bet he'd appreciate it as much as Big Pun), is a doting father, and an all-around renaissance man. Viva la Holtan!

Anonymous said...

step to the LaCrosse and your gonna get fucked

Anonymous said...

foto, nate reiman

platinumseagulls said...

I believe Holtan said of the LaCrosse incident, "I was an Oi Volleyball."

KG said...

CHEEPS!! Best plays on words ever, your still up 5 to 3

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Buddy