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Muck Mouth x New Deal Interview: Chris Hall

Where are you living today, and what is your current job?
I live in Ephrata Pa. I sell antiques and work for an auction company.

When was your favorite era in skateboarding?
The 1990s were my favorite era.

Who was your first sponsor, and how did you get hooked up?
First sponsor was Venture Trucks. I used to send them sponsor-me tapes all the time and call them all the time as well. I think Sean Sheffey put in a good word for me. At the same time I started getting boards from Dogtown as well.

Who is your favorite skater of all time?
Mark Gonzales.

How much, if at all, are you still skating?
I don't skate anymore.

Do you still follow skateboarding - even if it is just browsing YouTube/Instagram?
Yes I follow skating. My favorite skater nowadays is Gustav Tonnesen.

SPECIFICALLY REGARDING YOUR TIME ON  NEW DEAL...

How did you get on New Deal? How long were you on, and were you pro or amateur?
Andy Howell saw me skating at a contest in Va. He started flowing me some stuff and said he wanted me on his new company which was New Deal.

Which of the videos you were in?
Useless Wooden Toys and 1281. A few others maybe.

What was your favorite video part of yours, and what was your favorite part of someone else?
I guess my first part was my favourite. Any of Rick Ibaseta's parts were my fav.

Best thing about riding for New Deal?
It was cool being a part of this new innovative company that was pushing the envelope.

Worst thing about riding for New Deal?
It was all positive being on New Deal.

Who was your favorite skater on the team and why?
Ali Mills. He was my homie, we skated together so much and pushed each other to learn new tricks.

Tell us something about New Deal that most people do not know?
No clue bro. lol

What do you think about New Deal coming back?
It's all good. I hope it goes well.

Always been a fan, mate. Tell us a good DC story that hasn't been told. Also, after skating - how did you get into antiques?! If you ever stumble across any carded original Star Wars figures, hit me up!
Thank you. That's hard. I don't know any stories that would really excite anyone. I got into antiques as just a way to make some money and I ended up loving it. Peace.........