Lodge Legend Giorgio Zattoni
Name: Giorgio Zattoni
Current Job: Boat mechanic
Where are you from? Italy
Where do you currently live? Little town Savarna
Family status: Married no kids
Sponsors: Powell Peralta , Theeve , Vans , Jimmyz
Years of skateboarding: since 1988 so it’s 28
Board size: Right now 8.75 – Powell Peralta reissue Ray “Bones” Rodriguez
Wheel size: Depends on the mood , from 54 to 60mm
Trucks: Theeve TiAx 5.85
I change set up every: When it’s shredded to the limit
When I chill, I chill with, myself , I like it. Also with my wife it’s cool chillin’ with
Im have been on a mission lately in ( with) not lately, but a few years ago back to California for skateboarding , with my wife, I loved it.
Dream session is, Luckily I had a lot of dream sessions that came true. The first one was in 1989-90 when Santa Cruz tour with Bod Boyle , Tom Knox , Soren Aaby , I think Kendall was there too…stopped at my local ramp and skated it, then we went skating a miniram indoor inside a skateshop near by.
Also the session at the Powell Tour in 1990-91 with Tony, Bucky, Nicky Guerrero and Toiminen. A memorabile one is in 1997 skating Plan B ramp in an evening session with Chris Borst ,Danny Way, Ben and Tas Pappas….Lee Ralph on the platform checking out the skating…then I had so many more , at the YMCA with a lot of pros …like Tony, Bucky, Zitzer, Howard, Hewitt, Ringstrom, Burnquist … , everyone was showing up at the Y in Encinitas in that period.
Another one was at my ramp with Caballero, at my skatepark with Mike Vallely , I’m talking about late 90’s ….then I had another few dream session came true a few years ago.
One was skating a demo with Cab , Hosoi , Hewitt , Hassan , Perelson , Lizze during a Metallica concert in Detroit ….they were playing in front of us while we were skating and some other session that where a dream for me that came true were in Combi pool a week before the pool party , everyone was there skating ,so rad .
Lately i have been working on, a Volvo Penta 6 cilinders doing ordinary mainteinance …..talking about skating , I haven’t been working, I skate for fun and I’m putting toghether a new video part all dedicated at Elbo Skateopark
When I was little I would like to… watch Thrashin , Streets on Fire, Wheels on Fire and Public Domain .
When im home I like to, clear my mind , reset
I normaly call my homies for, I have not many good buddies but the one I call is because something on an boat engine’s not working . He’s better than me and he always come up with troubleshooting….then we get a beer and talk shit
Your homies are, that one I call for troubleshooting….weird , Zanetti…ask P-Stone, he knows.
I enjoy to go to, the beach ….also bike not more then 30 min.
Favorite drink is, Hoegaarden , Franziskaner
Favorite food is , Mexican , Japanese , Macrobiotico
Favorite drug , Luckly I don’t do drugs…I was a fan of ephedrine, oh well yes it’s a drug , used it a lot from 2002 to 2005 , freaked out on that , quit for my health. It was a bad idea.
When I cook , I cook, anything ‘s in the fridge
I listen to, I love electronic music , House , Tecno , 80’s Eurodance, commercial it’s ok…. I like any good song , lots of Italian artists …some metal bands but I don ‘t listen to that much anymore. The new Rap = no thanks
To go to resturant is, expensive, I never go, can’t afford it.
Favorit skateboarders, to many to type them down …from the 80’s generation to nowdays …too many good ones , I’m a big fan of anyone that shreds hard
Favorite skatepark, Italy talking the only few proper ones : Elbo , my Ramp , Adriatic Pool , Big Air Lab pool . California talking : Combi Pool , pretty much all of them , all the new parks that were built in the past 5 years. Can’t complain about California .
Favorit spot, The ones I mentioned before
TOP 3 citys, Encinitas , Santa Monica , Santa Barbara
When I do not skateboard I, sometimes I have to work ….then I clear my mind and do what I feel like
My fitness program is, I had a lot to do with the fitness and wellness business from 2000 to 2010 …owned a business…chapter closed…I don’t have a fitness program and I don’t care about it at all.
When I get old I want to, do whatever I feel like doing
I would like to see more of, skateboarding culture in Italy
That one time where I was in jail because of, never been in jail ….always tried to stay out of trouble
I should do more of, nothing, My quote is I should do less , that’s it.
My future looks like, I don’t know…I try to keep up with what I like
I dream of, being better at skating , I dream of doing things with no efforts that I can’t do even if I’d live four lives.
The book I currently read is, In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russel
If I could change the world I would, too complicated to answer , sorry
I would love to be in a movie with, ahahah Stoya
I currently follow ( sociale media) Instagram’s cool , gzattoni ,it’s me , don’t like Facebook
Anything else, nope
Thanks to, Everyone that supported me throught the years and still supports me.
Thanks to Giorgio Zattoni for supporting the lodge !