We had the opportunity to interview Sactown skimmer and Kayotics rider Matt Matteucci.
What’s your name?
Matt Matteucci, (Ma-2-Chi) sorry I had to put that, no one can pronounce it right.
Where are you from?
How old are you?
22 yrs of age
How long have you been skimming?
Where do you skim normally?
The Dice is the stompin grounds.
Who do you skim with?
The Sac crew (too many names to mention, but you know who you are)
Who are some of the best skimboarders in your local area?
Umm, Brent Lippincott, Tim Pepper, Matt Head, Peter Hodgins, Mike Louie (aka Skim Lou aka Ninja lou), Ryan Newbie, Kyle Guenza, Noah Lane, Matt Lozano, Lon Porteous, Mark Robinson.
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
Washington, and Utah
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Canada for sure, and Europe, Japan, Australia, where ever i’m down.
What board(s) do you ride?
Do you compete?
I try to
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Skimfest, Jib Jam, Virgin River Classic, Dashpoint comp.
And what are some of your contest highlights?
nothing really, got 3rd in jib jam behind Brent and Matt Head, made it to the finals at the Dashpoint comp 2008.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Yeah, Kayotics, Cloud 9, Rockstar, Ground Zero Boardshop.
What other board sports do you partake in?
What skimboarding goals do you have?
try to be consistant in comps, learn new tricks, and just have fun and travel.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
thats a good question, i’ve only been in the game for a few years, and already it has grown a lot every year so i dont know, hopefully in the right direction.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Got to say Matt Head, Minns …but, mostly Brent Lippincott and Peter Hodgins cause they were the first people i started riding with, and their styles are so sick, and they are great to ride with, always a good time between the mom jokes, and the raptor slides.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
Minns, Matt Head, Isaac, Newbie, Lynch, i dont know everyone seems to be pushing shit.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Beer, Flatbox, and a abundant supply of Beach Hut Deli sandwhichs.
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Just skim for fun and shit will happen.
What is the skim scene like in Sacramento?
Gnar, Gnar, we have probably the worst skim compared to everyone else, but we have a lot of good riders here and a lot of skim history in Sac. I think the Sac scene is way different from any other skim scene.
Last words? Shoot outs?
Everyone I skim with, the Sac crew…Lon thanks for everything, Minns and the Kayotics crew always a good time, and all my sponsors.