BIRTH Bemiji, MN
HOME Lewiston, MN
SKATE 21 years
SPONSORS Board To Death (BTD) Sports
SETUP 7.5" Blank or any good shape 7.5", Silver Royals, 52-55 mm Spitfires, whatever bearings, Randoms hardware
TRICK Backside Boneless to Tail Backside Revert on a quarterpipe or halfpipe
SKATE WITH BTD team, Skipp Boyenga, Craig Platteter, Chris Larson; Rob Norland, Gregg Witt and Fred Kaehler when in California
MUSIC Hip-Hop especially Hieroglyphics, J5, Tribe Called Quest, Dilated Peoples, Beastie Boys Metal especially Metallica, Motley Crue, Ozzy/Sabbath, AC/DC 80's especially Lionel Richie and the Commodores
WORK RTP Company in Winona, MN as a Plastics Engineer, I am also Team Captain of the BTD team and I do skatepark design/development consulting work on the side
ANIMAL A cat so I can lie around all day and lounge
ALCOHOL Gatorade
HOBBIES Billiards, Snowboarding, Collecting Skate Videos and Footage
MINNESOTA The skateboard scene and people in Minnesota are some of the best I have seen anywhere in the country. I am really glad to be part of this scene and would not trade it for anything (except maybe the sunny and 70's of San Diego). I really enjoy skateboarding more than almost anything in the World I hope to continue riding the "Wave" as long as I can.
SHOUT OUTS To my beautiful wife Lindsay for being so understanding and putting up with all of my skateboarding events; my new daughter Jenna Michelle; John, Andy and Rick at BTD as well as the whole BTD team; Gregg and Kristine Witt, Skipp Boyenga, Craig Platteter, Aaron Zdon, Chris Larson, Fred Kaehler, Rob Norland, Auggie at Absolute and the La Crosse/Onalaska crew; Mark, Steve, Woody and Nate at 3rd Lair for having one of the best skateparks around and supporting the scene; the whole Twin Cities crew; Regan at ITW for holding down the Mankato scene; and of course thanks to Dom at MN Skateboarder for this profile and keeping us all entertained and informed.
Chris Patnaude
Chris with newborn daughter Jenna.

Chris Patnaude
Frontside Air. Photo by Rob Norland.