Thu, 18 August 2016
We know these are a little out of order, but Nate is dyslexic so cut him a break!
Nate and AJ connected with Nima via Skype to discuss Nima's recent allergic reaction to a Vitamin C supplement. They also discuss Nima's businesses, investments, work ethic, golf, surfing, snowboarding, diet and more.
Sorry but Skype was a bitch on this one - it dropped the call many times. I was able to clean most of it up in post, but there are some glitches as an FYI.
“My arms felt like they were boring and there were hives everywhere.”
“I’ve always wanted to own a bar."
“When I was young, I never got hangovers - I used to think that was a thing that people said to sound cool or something.”
“I feel like the only thing that fix a hangover is exercise - like surfing of something.”
“You’re only there for a short window - you don’t want to waste your sponsors money because you partied too hard."
“You’re gonna be 35 one day and your body is going to slow down.”
“We looked for what would seem to be the least amount of competition and what we could get all of our friends on.”
“I’d say that I’m probably better than Mike and Lance (at golf)?”
“Golf is probably the hardest thing I do.”
“Surfing’s probably the most realistic thing to do as you get older.”
“For me, I feel like I alway have to be busy… When I do have downtime, I like to go surfing or skating or snowboarding.”
“I feel like so much cool shit was coming out of the surf zone (at Agenda)"
“I just have a used random shortboard… I’m just gonna surf that until I get good enough to notice a difference.”
“I barely graduated high school - I went to continuation school because of snowboarding.”
“Howl was not selling direct, but next week when we launch our bag line and welcome Eric Ellington to the team - we will start selling direct.”
“My perspective has now changed, feel like it’s ok to sell to direct now.”
“I don’t really buy anything - I’m not a shopper.”
“I don’t really like to own much… I don’t need to own excess shit.”
“I grew up skating, but I fell in love with snowboarding on a way different level.”
“Snowboarding is such a nostalgic feeling it makes me feel like a kid again - there’s a feeling that you get from it I don’t get from skating or snowboarding.”
“I don’t ride in denim anymore, cause now they make snowboard pants that fit a little more proper.”
“We were so heavily influenced by skateboarding and music and then your sponsor sends bright yellow cargo pants… For me, it made more since to just cut some jeans at the bottom and wear em.”
“If you do anything a lot - all day every day - you’re going to get better at it.”
“I went full vegan for six or seven years and then I went raw vegan for six months - I’m surprised that I made it that long.”
“My body just started to crave rice and heartier foods."
“Now I’ll even eat meat like once or twice a month - I still eat about 80% vegan.”
“I’m not a vegan anymore, but I’m not offended by it.”
“I remember sitting there eating my first steak in like 10 years, it was weird, I took a bite and I liked it.”
“When I was vegan I wasn’t like hey I’m Nima, I’m vegan.”
“When I ate a piece of fish for the first time in a long time, it felt so good, it was like that was what I needed.”