Ryan Connors Interview - Thaw & Order - Follow Up
Ryan Connors is a very unique breed of human. Like most adolescents he is a "Pediatarian" which means he survives on Dyno Nuggets and Arizona iced teas. If not lost, his JUUL is glued to his lips like a pacifier but he's still not old enough to buy his own pods. (He claims to be off those now) His skating however is like a cocktail of size 44 pants, 60mm wheels, and White Claws. He once drank a whole 12 pack and...it didn't end so well. Ryan's come a long way, but he's still got a lot to learn (anything switch please).
Ref: You workin today?
Ryan: I work at 3. Been skating all morning before worko
Ref: Nice where at?
Ref: What do you remember about filming for Thaw & Order?
Ref: That was kinda like your intro to Pizza right?
Ref: What cities was that part filmed in?
Ryan: Interview? 🧐That was mi intro for pizza. Portland and sac We filmed thaw n order
Ref: What about SF
Ryan: Yeah sf too. Haven’t thought about that part in a min lol
Ref: You were 17 in some of that footage maybe?
Ryan: Yeah I was 17 Fosho
Barley out of high school then
Ref: You graduated right?
Ryan: 😂Yeah foo. First trip to Seattle and Portland I just graduated high school
Ref: What was it like getting in the van with everybody and hitting the road?
Ryan: It was sick I was hella nervous at first because I didn’t wanna kook it but everyone was hella chill so it was sick. Mad spliffs
Ref: What are some things you’ve learned from traveling in the van and going on skate trips?
Ryan: Learned how to roll up gas and not discuss your day with 12.
Ref: If a cop pulls you over what do you say?
Ryan: Am I being detained or am I free to go
Ref: No, “Why did you pull me over?” Then if he starts asking questions...?
Ryan: I invoke the 5th
Ref: Close - “Im not discussing my day.” - Then if he keeps asking questions?
Ryan: Ah I don’t kno thi scripto. Jk
Ref: Wow. We need a full script review in the future.
Ryan: JK. Hahahah
Ref: You’re a liability now. Anyway, so your 20 now. Since Thaw & Order what have you been up to? We Brought you to Spain?
Ryan: I tore a ligament and joint in my foot a month later after Barcelona was out for 4 months finally back in the groove.
Ref: You working on any other projects at the moment?
Ryan: Lurkhard vido and Dennis Carlson full length
Ref: When are those coming out?
Ryan: Still workin on Dennis video hopefully soon
Ryan: November 12? Ay ima go into work I’ll hit you on my 10
What’s up with these questions 😂
Ref: Thanks! TTYL
This spot is 5% trick, and 90% pushing. Ryan, Fastplant. Photo: Dillon
Ryan: I went to work 2 hours earlier
Fire up the questions lol got 2 hours to kill
Ref: Haha HEARD
Biggest regret of 2019 so far?
Ryan: Jesus Christ. I can’t discuss. Ouch. Deleting my Instagram.
Ryan: Got anymore guts question
Ref: OUCH! What gets you stoked to skate?
Ryan: Listening to good music and skating with good friends
I Sk8 everyday doesn’t take that much to get stocked yah feel
Ref: Love getting stocked. Whats good music?
Ryan: Stoked* Yo that’s 10. House music old rap dystopia dretussin ref slappers. Idk I got a bigo list of slapper ✔️
Ref: Do you have a Spotify playlist or anything?
Ryan: Nah I don’t pay 4 music lol
Ryan: Classic YouTube playlisto 🔊
Ref: What are the worst trends in skateboarding right now?
Ryan: Jesus. Half of skateboarding is cringe in 2019 #lightwork 🤯
Ref: Shots fired
Ryan: Truth hurts
Ref: What are some cool things happening in skating right now?
Ryan: Lottie’s is gas
Ryan: And lurkhard about to smacked ya head. Gango
Ref: What are some goals for 2020. Not biting your nails?
Ryan: Maybe. My goal in 2020 is to do better than this year try and boss up. Also listen to Alex G more.
Spot Twist. Bs360 Kickflip, to huge drop. Photo: Dillon
Ref: What does better mean? What are some specifics?
Ryan: Just progress more and learn new shit ya know. Maybe change some things of mi self. Hahah
Ref: What are some bad habits that might be holding you back? When are you going to learn how to skate switch?!
Ryan: Is this 4 the public or sumthin? No discussion on script refo?
Ref: Yes this is public. As a 20 year old living in Southern California is it hard to say no to drugs and alcohol?
Ryan: Yes hahah. But I’ve learned to not say yes to everything
Ref: That’s hard to do. It takes discipline. You live in the Inland Empire right? Who are some famous heads that have come from there?
Ryan: Johnny Layton Marques Henry Leo remero. Not a lot of people have made it out the ie. I forgot about chase
Ref: Who do you look up to from there?
Ryan: Jp Jadeed and Ryan Miller. Ryan Miller taught me how to skate when I was 6 years old gotta respect you’re elders
Ref: Legend. Where is he now?
Ryan: He’s a middle school teacher. Skated everyday and piffs up. He’s 40 now
Ref: Don’t discuss his day too much..Sounds like a good guy though
Ryan: Hahah. He’s a good guy. Taught me math too. He was my math tutor in middle school.
Ref: Think you could ever be a teacher?
Ryan: No. School sucks. I barley know shit myself I couldn’t teach anyone hahah. Just got to work at my correct time lol. Should I hit you on my ten or dats it?
Ref: Nah its all good. Have a good day at work! Don’t get fired!
Ryan: Is that for the pizza site?
Ref: Oh yah shout out your sponsors
Ryan: Shout out Lurk Hard, Vans, Pizza, Thunder and Spitfire. Ayy throw in for music moma ready
He’s da homie
Over the bar. Under Pressure. Wallride for his ender in Thaw&Order. Photo: Duval
WATCH RYAN'S PART IN THAW & ORDER