Lodge Guest, Xavier F. Ramos
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
I was born in San Juan. I’m currently living in Rio Grande. La ciudad del Yunque.
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
I used to lived Florida , I attended Cypress Bay High School which is was close to skatepark in the city of Weston.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
I fall in love with skateboarding because is was the only method of entertainment I seek to learn more about. Beyond having fun , the most important fact of skatebording, it also teaches you to learn from mistakes and work hard for the goals , applying that to real life situations. I started skateboarding with a moongose skateboard then my parent gift me an element complete and a work industries deck back them.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
I’m currently using a size 8.25 board (primitive Frankie Villani), with 149 trucks (thunders)and 53 mmm wheels(bones)
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Kayo Korp Decks , Indi or thunder trucks, 51mm stf bones wheels, bones swiis bearing and mob grip!!
Any sponsors ?
I have never been sponsored
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
Streetskateboarding , i like rails , stairs , gaps and insolites spots. Also I am a skatepark lover which it help me to learn when I’m training .
Do you have a great skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
I would say Punta las Maria but y’all already know about that so I highly recommend to visit La Perlas Bowl in San Juan, Condado’s plazas and spots, and the west side of the island.
Who is your favorite skateboarders, under and over 30 ?
Paul Rodriguez Chris Joslin Jaime Foy Josh kalis Aurel Giraud Loui Lopez.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I’m currently graduating from a bachelors degree in culinary manegments this 2019, I like food and innovating . I worked in few restaurant already my favorites one was Oceano Restaurant in Condado
How is a normal day looking for you ?
A normal day will be waking in the morning , doing daily basis like stretch, a strong breakfast and work. In the afternoon If i have the time a skate in my neighbor, by night I ready books, watch anime or skateboarding videos.
Tell us how a good long great weekend should look for you
That will be waking up early Thursday to gather the homies and have a road strip and skate to get clips and explored spot during the free time. Otherwise I keep working or have a nice day at the beach or woods when I’m not skating.
Any big plans for 2019 ?
Hopefully i will move to Florida by the end of the year.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
I’m busy right now but I was hanging out I would off been with Kevin Molinas skating #fijigang for life
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
For skateboarding motivation I named Chris Joslin for all he has accomplished. also I want to make a restaurant and a skatepark like Schaefer did .
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
Florida, Tampa . I went to Ybor city for the firts time and absolutely hang out at the brisk!i meet this chick which last named was Smith, and she ask if doing a smith grind is a same as grinding on a smith!!
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
Ghettobird to Flat From Aurel Girud !!
What was the last item you bought ?
A wristband from Steve Rhode Art that says Let Summon Demons in an Online Store
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
I play video games, and fijigothwet on fornite for those who play that. I like food, good quality draft beers. I also draw and often get new tattoos.
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
My first job. Pimentón Pizzeria y Birreria look on Instagram. Look it up is in Puerto Rico , Carolina, I highly recommend!!
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Rissotto, Pastas ,Rices, Meets like Ribeye , Sirloins , Pork , Mahis, Salmons. I am a steakhouse love . On the healthy side , açaí bowls , salads and veggies . My favorite dish is the Paella.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
In brands Fiji water RedBull and Ocean Lab ! In mixtures piña colada, cream soda and orange juice.
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
I think I can see the future, a lot of double and treaple flip in flip out. The control in all the stances and the stamina of the new generation and the facilities skateboarding might rule the world.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
Kevin Molina @yosoykevinmolina
Do you ever think about a future with no skateboarding ?
Blood in Blood Out Won’t live without it no doubts.
Last words, thank yous, other, did we miss anything ?
Street League should make a park In Puerto Rico