Eric Hunt Interview (8/31/2006)

Mike Belleme Interviews Local Skateboarders

Skateboarding in Asheville

Asheville Skateboarder - Eric Hunt
Eric Hunt at the Nature
Center - Michael Belleme
Poll jam at Little Pigs
Late night poll jam at
Little Pigs - Eric Mitchell
Backside Ollie by Eric Hunt
Eric puts proper tweekage on
his backside ollie - Jon Svendsen

Why do you re-do tricks after you land them perfectly?
I guess maybe because of a something called OCD.

You had a pretty fierce mountain man beard going for a while, any chances of it making a comeback?
Maybe one day, but I don't think anyone is ready for that yet I know I’m not.

Do nice guys finish last?
Not always.

What is Appliance? How long have you been involved with Appliance?
Appliance is a skateboard company I have been doing for the past two years.

What is the history of names/ideas for your board company starting with Karma.
I guess Karma is what you could call a pipe dream some friends and I had about starting a board company when we were younger. Then about three years ago Mical Swett and I started having some more pipe dreams about starting a company. It started out as By Skateboarding which was a concept we had that was basically about how we all met, became friends and live our lives by skateboarding. After about a year we decided that may be a good concept for a board company, but it was not a good name so we decided to change the name to APPLIANCE SKATEBOARDS. Appliance goes back to when I was a lot younger and a group of friends I grew up skating with. Appliance's concept is maybe a little Thomas Edison inspired with just the thought of trying to be inventive. I want to take this chance to say thank you to Beth Bailey for all of her help financially and creatively with the company if it wasn't for her it never would have happened and thanks to everyone else who has supported Appliance along the way.

What is your favorite Little Debby snack?
Swiss cake rolls.

What is your favorite quote from "The Jerk"?
One two three four five six.

What is your favorite skate terrain?
I haven't decided, it's between flat ground, ledges and mini ramp.

Skateboarding in Asheville

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Interview with Eric Hunt