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Blake Carpenter – Tumblr Time

Blake Carpenter is one of those skaters who can do the hardest tricks with ease and a smile on the face. When he visited Germany on Toy Machine tour a few weeks ago, we were able to see for ourselfs and also used the chance to ask him some silly questions.

What is the most played song on your iPod?

Probably Mazzy Star – Halah.  

What do you find attractive in the preferred sex?

Confidence and not greasy hair, cause it stinks like shit.  

If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?

Steal mad food and beers. And just hang out. Maybe listening to people’s conversations.  

What is the nicest thing anyone has said to you?

This kid just now, I gave him my old skateboard and he said this is the best day in my life. I appreciate that a lot. That made me feel good.  

What do you wear to bed?

I sleep naked. Nothing is better than slushing around in nice fresh sheets.  

One thing you want to change about yourself?

I got nothing to change. No regrets. Just keep it steady. Stay healthy and not be a dickhead.  

If you could meet anyone dead or alive. Who would it be?

Prince. I love Prince. I’d party with him, might fuck him, who knows? He is the dopest.  

What do you miss about being a kid?

Just not having to deal with anything at all. Not that you can get away with anything, but like there are just not as many consequences as being an adult. And I’ll be down to go play instead of hitting my shins with my skate. Just play and be able to have fun without trying. That’ll be cool.  

If you could be any fictional character who would you be?

I will go with go Son-Goku from Dragonball Z. When I grew up I would watched it a shit-ton. Everyday after school: Dragonball Z.  

If you could witness any event past or present what would it be?

It probably has to be some type of band that doesn’t exist anymore. I’d see Bowie play. I’ll go to a Bowie Concert.  

If you had to change your first name. What would you change it into?

I used to wanna be a two letter. Like TJ or some bullshit like that.  

One celebrity you would marry?

I’d say Pam Anderson. Keep it simple. I mean Pam Anderson before she got blown out, when she got recruited to be on Baywatch.  

Name one weird or hidden talent?

I can make pickles.  

What story does your family always tell about you?

He is a pro skateboarder blablabla. That’s it. Ah wait here is a good one. They took me to a wedding when I was like two or three and all I wanted was fireworks, screaming and crying. Being the littlest bitch till I got fireworks. Happy End.  

If you could instantly learn any skate trick…?

Frontside Crooks. Just like twenty fucking feet.  

How do you want to die?

Without knowing. Just by chance, nothing planned. Nothing that I know is coming, that is best.  

"I hate getting out of the shower and having wet ass ears"

What person had the largest impact on your life?

My dad. He told me to keep on keeping on. Whatever you want to do, just do it.  

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of last summer?


What school subject you were good at?

Science. Not that we did anything crazy, but I liked it. It was fun to do experiments and to dissect frogs. Better than books. Sitting there reading after the book, that makes no sense. We would study a book and then did the test, the information is right there. School should be about figuring it out for yourself and not residing.  

What do you think about the person you were at 15?

I was alright. Chillin. Little quiet kid.  

And what would the15 year old you think of you now?

He would be fucking stoked. For real.  

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Hopefully not hugging on my skateboard. But still having fun on it and hopefully eating good food, hanging out, chillin with my chick. That’s it.  

What makes you happy?

My family, girlfriend, dogs, landing tricks – yeah that’s it.  

The biggest decision you had to make in your life?

Nothing crazy. It has just all been flowing. Thankfully.  

How long could you live without the internet?

Forever. Fuck the internet.  

How often do you clean your ears?

Almost everyday. I have traveling Q-tips with me right now. I hate getting out of the shower and having wet ass ears. You gotta get in there and dry them out.  

What is the weirdest present you ever got?

A stuffed animal. Also it is fun to hype over presents, like: Dude you gonna love it so much! And then it’s just a fucking stuffed animal.  

What is the most famous skater you have the number on your phone?

All of them. I don’t have P-Rod’s but he would give it to me if I’d ask him. I got Stefan [Janoski], Eric [Koston], Collin [Provost] all the boys. Also Nyjah, I went on a trip with him.  

What was the best day of your life?

Yesterday was good. Everyday. Fuck it, you are alive!