1.How was your time in Europe?I will never complain about being in Europe. I got to spend time with a lot of really good friends in Holland. THe dutch are some of the coolest people in the world and it has always been a great time for me in Holland and Belgium. I was with my girlfriend Rachel as well due to the fact that i had a broken foot and would not be able to skateboard. We went to a lot of amazing museums, rode bicycles like the locals. Cutting of cars and hauling ass over bridges. I also got to ride a motorcycle in the country side. that was unreal. Riding bikes with Tony Chen and Hans Molenkamp from osiris was amazing. I also spent a week in Paris with Doug Weston and Brian Barber from osiris. It was my sixth trip to France but the first time that i ever did some touristy stuff. Paris is a beautiful and an amazing city. That was a highlight for sure. Walking under the city in the catacombs was my favourite of the trip.
2.Osiris had a really large international sales meeting—what did you think of that?i love being involved with the sales meetings. To see all the new products coming out and to hang out with all the international distributors rules. We have s some amazing distributors and really cool cats to shoot the shit with. There is nothing negative to be said about the event. In Amsterdam with all my friends, eating proper food, seeing great new product, and hearing that OSiris is continuing to grow while there are so many others going down hill.
3.They also put on a skate contest at the Skatepark of Amsterdam which you and some of the other guys judged—what did you think of the contest?This was amazing. A fucking awesome idea. to put on an AM contest in Holland for all the up and coming European skaters. This is huge. Nobody does stuff like this in a recession. OSiris was giving away cash for ripping! that is bad ass and i really think this contest is going to become an annual thing and that nothing but good things will be said about the brand. How can you dis that. Osiris invited you to a contest and you might win 10k Euros. no complaints there. THe contest part was killer. THere was some raw skating to be seen. i mean people were shredding. It was a tough one to judge thats for sure but non the less a great day.
4.Congrats on your Thrasher cover interview and CCS cover—you seem to be on fire right now—what’s next for Corey Duffel?As of now im just trying to finish up my video part for the new Osiris video "Never Gets Old" that is my main goal right now. Im waiting for my foot and collarbone to heal up so i can back out in the streets for some fun on my skateboard.
5.What’s it like to ride for Osiris?Osiris is a family to me. Ive been with them for over 6 years now and stoked be a part of the brand. They have always stood behind me and treated all the riders on the team great. Osiris rules and they keep getting better.