It's all about happy skating for street specialist Ronnie Creager. He got on his first skateboard at the ripe old age of four and turned pro when he was 18. That's 14 years of dialing in his skills and through it all, the biggest thing for Ronnie has been the fun element involved in his riding. Don't get us wrong, as a professional skateboarder, filming for videos, doing photo shoots, signing autographs and competing in contests is all part of the package.
Like other pros, Ronnie has to deal with an unpredictable travel schedule where he has to leave for a month on a day's notice, but such is the life of a pro rider. Still, there is nothing else that Ronnie would rather do, and when asked what he does when he's not skating, his answer: "I think about tricks that would be good in lines and find spots that look fun. My brain is thinking about skateboarding pretty much 24 hours a day."
At 31, Ronnie is a veteran in his sport but still throwing down big time. Displaying both his smooth style and technical skills, he walked away with a win and a check for $20 grand at the prestigious Globe World Cup skateboarding finals in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. He had the fans leaping out of their seats and said of the comp, "I really tried to slow it down, land my tricks and just have fun. Globe World Cup is the gnarliest competition with the greatest skaters, and there is no way I'll miss it next year." In 2003 at the Globe World Cup, he took 8th place. Getting better with age Ronnie? With an attitude like that and tons of talent, check him out if you get a chance. You might just see him taking down some more young guns.