Active Rider Zach Miller Interview

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Zach Miller hails from down south and is one of the raddest skaters in the area. His last name should sound familiar, as he is the son of legendary Professional Skateboarder Chris Miller. Zach answered some questions for all of you out there to get to know him a little better.

Date of birth: 7/8/89

Hometown: Del Mar, CA

Sponsors: Adio, Billabong, Element, Nixon, Bones, and Active of course!

What’s your current set-up? Element Helium 8.12, Thunder 147’s, Bones 56’s, Bones Swiss. When I am on a vert ramp; Element Helium board 8.25, Thunder 149rs, Bones SPF 58’s, Bones Swiss.

At what age did you first start skateboarding?
I started skating when I was probably 3 or 4. Dropped in vert when I was 9 years old.

Who has been your biggest influence in skateboarding? Well my Dad is a big influence, but also all my friends I get to skate with every day.

Is there anywhere you’d like to travel to skate? I just got back from a trip in GTMO in Cuba. That was a really cool trip. I would really like to go to Japan and go to Europe some more.

What’s it like having a legend as your Dad? I can’t imagine having a dad who didn’t skate, it’s cool. It has given me a lot of really good opportunities in the skateboarding world, I am grateful for that. I am lucky.

How do you feel about skating contests? I like contests as long as I am having fun. They push you. I use them as opportunities to travel around the world, skate with my friends, and progress.

What is your ideal day of skateboarding? A fun spot, good friends, a good laugh, and just pure skateboarding.

Top 5 Video Parts:

1. Danny Way, The DC Video.
2. Marc Johnson, Fully Flared
3. Rune Glifberg, Our Life
4. Silas Baxter-Neal, Inhabitants
5. Kenny Anderson, Hot Chocolate

Top 5 Skateboarders: No particular order, but I am hyped on all these guys right now…

1. Jürgen Horrwarth
2. Rune Glifberg
3. Kenny Anderson
4. Marc Johnson
5. Alex Perlson

Photos:© Ian O’Connor

If Zach has style like his dad, it’s safe to say he’s probably one of the smoothest guys on a board today. I’m gonna try to find some footage of him online.