Name: Louie Arrigoni
Hometown / Born & Raised: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Home Hill/Mountain/Neighborhood: Afton Alps
Years Snowboarding/Skating/Creating: Since 4th grade in 2003.
Dog or Cat: C’mon is this a real question, obviously dog, they’re a man’s best friend.
WHAT IS YOUR LIFESTYLE OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING / SKATE / ART/ MUSIC ? Simple living: Doing the bare minimum to get by while doing the things I enjoy (snowboarding, traveling, exploring, learning new things, etc.) which in return results in me being happy, cause to me that’s all that matters. To me success is a matter of happiness in what you’re doing, not in the money you’re making.
FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH TO SHRED or Create? Shred = Afton Alps. Create = anywhere and everywhere
Magic COLOR: Tie-Dye
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN A SUBMARINE, WHERE MIGHT IT BE? Great Barrier Reef
GREEN CHILE? Pretty much everything that is green is good (salad, green apples, green peppers, jalapenos, kiwis, trees, etc.), so yes.
GNARLYEST THING YOU HAVE EVER WITNESSED OR SEEN? - One time I was fishing and I was reeling in what I think was a northern, and just as I was about to pull it up a walleye swallowed like half of the northern and I ended up catching two fish in one cast.
FAVORITE SO-GNAR DESIGN OR SLOGAN OR ITEM OF CLOTHING & WHY? - I have two:
1) “Create or Die “ – I wish I were able to find Pat’s explanation of the quote grade, whatever year that was. I think because to me it sums why we are put on this floating rock called “Earth”. Long story short, if your not creating, whatever it may be, your really not living at all.
2) “Snowboarding is not a sport”- To me there is three types of people, those who don’t snowboard, those who snowboard, and those who are “snowboarders”, neither one better than the others. Those who don’t snowboard most likely wont understand this and are thinking to themselves “Snowboarding is a sport", if it weren’t it wouldn’t be in the Olympics, X-Games, and there wouldn’t be competitions, contests, and so forth”. Those who snowboard probably agree somewhat and disagree somewhat. The rest of us who consider ourselves “snowboarders” would disagree for the most part. If you want to get down to the nitty gritty then yes it is a sport, but to us it's way more than that, its just a way of life, an outlet, almost everything we do revolves around it. I don’t want to say its an escape but in a way it is, because the second your on a snowboard nothing else matters. I may be speaking for myself but I bet most would agree that snowboarding is the one thing that no matter what is going on allows me/us to experience pure enjoyment and happiness.
TOP 5 MUSIC ARTISTS OF ALL TIME?
- no specific order but: Prof, Eminem, B.o.B., and every one else. I enjoy all sorts of music, from those who have meaningful lyrics to those who make songs that are just fun to jam out to. I really can’t single it down to only 5.
Sneaker Size: 8.5
Greatest flavor of ice cream: Strawberry
White or black socks: If I had to choose I would say black, but preferably neither. Rather have some crazy design.
Fitted hat, snap-back or beanie or no hat: Is strap-back and option? Cause if so that, otherwise either snap-back for summer and beanie for winter.
Ghettoblaster or headphones: As long as its playing music, I like it.
Favorite President: Honest Abe, nobody likes a liar.
Beard or Mustache: Handlebar Mustache.
Gym membership: Nada. Props to those of you who do, but personally I just do my best to stay active doing other
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