We’re proud to once again announce another new member of the NYSB family! Peter A. Collado aka “Gizmo” is our latest addition as “Ambassador” and will be contributing to our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Gizmo has always been part of the crew for years now and we’re honored to have him be a part of NYSB. A true OG to the New York skateboarding community he’s been a part of it all from the start of Supreme to bikes, Djaying to most recently the Old Bastards skate crew Gizmo is truly 100% skateboarder and is one of the funniest & energetic dudes to be around! We threw some questions at Giz so you can learn a little more about him, check his answers out in the Q&A below.
Full name? Peter A. “Gizmo” Collado Jr.
What year did you start skating? 1985/86
Where are we right now? We’re in HELL and it’s f%%% HOT!
This or That:
Heelflips or Kickflips? Heelflips
Grinds or Slides? Both
Regular or Goofy? Regular
Nollie or Fakie? Fakie making a comeback
Pants or Shorts? Pants
T’s or Hoodies? Hoodies
Hi Tops or Lows? Lows
Trucks Tight or Loose? Loose
Backside or Frontside? Both
Pizza or Tacos? Tacos
Where r u living currently? L.I.
What’s your favorite spot of all time? Wallows Hawaii
Where would you like to skate/visit in the future? Japan/Barcelona/ Portland/All of Europe
Firsts & Lasts:
First: Vision Mark Gonz “Cool Guy”/Trackers/RatBones
Last: Mike V. Farm Brd/Hosoi Indy 159/Hosoi Rockets 61 & Shut “Matt Terwilleger”/Indy 149/Bones 58
Last: Turbo Negro
First: S.E.S. Posse
Last: Old Bastards NYC/NYSkateboarding Fam/H.O.V. Fam
Last: Juice & Poweredge
First: Launch ramp airs
Last: Boardslide fakie across quarter spine at BQE
First: Bleeker St. Inwood Heights NYC
Favorite skate spot in New York? BQE/2nd NTR (Peekskill NY)
Favorite skate shop in New York? Rick’s House
Favorite crew or person to skate with in New York? Old Bastards/NYSkateboarding Fam
Favorite New York based movie? Warriors
Favorite New York based skate vid or section? Future Primitive
Favorite thing to do in New York off the board? Drink & eat with my homies
Favorite place to eat in New York? Casa Adela Authentic Puerto Rican food
Favorite bar in New York? Motor City….R.I.P.
What did you think the first time you visited/skated NY? No one can touch us
What makes New York different than other places to skate? We can’t be touched
The Good of NY? Friends
The Bad of NY? Enemies
To anyone visiting New York to skate? Don’t be that DICK or you WILL get DICKED/ NO HOMO!!!!
My lovely daughter Aila……
There was a time in my life that I grew unhappy after reconstructive knee surgery……
All I did was breath, sleep and eat skateboarding and I was highly depressed cause I couldn’t do it.
I did tons of drugs and ruined my marriage, then GOD gave me a 2nd chance and Jami appeared.
I cleaned my act up and surrounded myself with my true skate buddies from back in the day and with their help I’ve been skating again and feel awesome! Even tho I need a hip replacement, I’ve been stretching and trying to eat right trying to maintane.
Thanks to: Alex Corporan, Slappy Sunday’s NYC, S.E.S Posse fam, G.O.A.T, Supreme, Chari & Co, Chrome NYC, SHUT, TORRO, Raised Fist Propaganda,Old Bastards, H.O.V., ALL THE NYSKATEBOARDING.com fam and my family!
Rest In Peace Justin Pierce, Keenan Milton and Harold Hunter!
I LOVE U DEARLY…. Arigato Gozaimas =)