is loading
DE EN

Hugo Corbin

from a competition star to a street machine.

You never heard of Hugo Corbin? Well he is an upcoming young skateboarder from France and now he comes out with his new part. We've talked to him about how it was to film for this part and how he changed from a contest hero to a real street skater. He also told us about his favorite places to skate and his plans for the future.

What’s up?

I just woke up 30 min ago and was like “damn I have this interview now” I just got a little fresh, and here I am.

How old are you and where are you from?

I’m 20 years old and I’m from Paris. But not actually the city Paris, more from the suburbs.

What are you working on at the moment?

Actually I’m just skating and trying to do the most possible to travel and see a lot of countries. Sometimes I work at Nozbone skateshop but it’s not really like a common job, it’s more like I’m helping and stuff.

"After I quit skating in the park for almost every day and was more in the streets a lot of people told me that I have the tricks that come from the skate park and the style from the street."

How long and where did you film for your part?

I think in general about 5 month. I’ve been to Barcelona and two times in Switzerland to film with Bobaj. And yeah, in Paris of course.

What’s your favorite line or trick in the part?

I think it’s the last one, the backside 50-50 because I got my first cover with it. I’ve got a friend who lives in Nizza and one day he told me about a handrail no one did before and I should come and try it. Finally I did it and we sent the picture to Sugar magazine and they were down to use it as a cover.

Soloskatmag Hugo Hurricane

Backside Hurricane | Photo by Patrick Biland

What was the hardest trick in the part?

The last trick was a little bit harder to do, but there is another one, the wallie on the tree to nose wheelie nollie flip out. It was so hard because the spot is a bit sketchy with four or five cracks in the ground. And I always got stuck close to the edge. At the end it finally worked out and I’m so stocked about it.

There is a guest Trick by Killian Zehnder in your part. Are you friends with him?

Yeah Killi is my G, I know him for a long time now. When I was younger I was at a lot of competitions and I met him first at the Far n’ High contest in France. It’s fun because my English back then was a bit sketchy and he wanted to learn some French. So we learned from each other. He is also a good friend of Bobaj and so we decided to put him in the part.

"It was so hard because the spot is a bit sketchy with four or five cracks in the ground. And I always got stuck close to the edge."

So you skated a lot of contests when you were younger?

Yes, I was also in the French championship. On day I was thinking about if this is the right thing and what should I do now. I decided to focus more on street skateboarding and skating less contests.

Did your skateboarding change over the years?

When I was young I had a local park, called Cosanostra skate park. It’s a famous park here in the Paris suburbs and I live five minutes away from it. I was always there practicing. After I quit skating in the park for almost every day and was more in the streets a lot of people told me that I have the tricks that come from the skate park and the style from the street.

What was the greatest success in your skateboarding career?

I think it was to meet P-rod. He told me I should continue what I do and he also gave me some Primitive boards and introduces me a bit to the brand. That was so motivating. I’m also very proud about my cover because it is my first cover and the first issue of 2019.

Soloskatemag Hugo Face

Photo by Gaëtan Ducellier

Which is the best city you skated in?

I’ve been to a lot of places in Europe like Barcelona, Berlin and more. On February 28th I will travel to San Francisco for one month and I think this will be the best trip. I also really like Copenhagen and Berlin, it’s perfect for skateboarding.

What is your favorite spot to skate in Paris?

When I’m in the center with my friends we try to move all the time and skate different spots, but if I have to pick one I would say La fac Diderot. There you have a lot of marble ledges and a really good flat and there are also wooden benches where you can sit down and chill.

What are your plans for the future?

Like I said I’m going to San Francisco where I try to get some pictures and clips. I just try to get better all the time but most important it is to have fun.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
PRV

New Balance Numeric – NB 379

Mar 05, 2019
NXT

Homie Tape – Max Gessner

Mar 03, 2019