Firsts with Chad Sharpe
First board you ever rode:
The first board I ever rode was a Neptune Scepter. It was a directional board and had pool balls all over it. Strap binders too.
First free Box of gear:
I think the first free gear I got was from Hyperlite Canada, They hooked me up with a board, bindings, rope, hats and shirts. I was stoked I think the board was one of the red and black honneycombs.
My first invert was a back roll, I learned it on that neptune septor. I took a whole summer to figure out. After your first one they start comning a lot faster.
First time you signed an autograph:
Im not for sure on this one but I do think it was at Canadian Nationals In Edmonton around 1997, It was my first nationals and I had won JR Men and the Open Men.
First Magazine shot:
My first mag shot was in WBM when I was about 16 years old. Alliance was yet to be conceived at this point. It was from a contest I went down to called the Pacific Wakeboard Championships in Tacoma WA. I was so pumped!
My first car was a truck. It was a 1975 Ford F250 extended cab long
box. I loved that truck until I crashed it into a snow bank.
I think my first concert was a pennywise show when I was 14 or 15. I got punched in the mosh pit and my teeth went throu my lip. Amazing show other than the stiches.
First CD you ever bought:
It was the Metallica album that had “enter sandman” on it.
First time you ever had…a beer:
My first beer or beers was at a friends house when I was 15 or 16. His parents were out of town and they brewed their own beer so the garage was full to the roof with it. I was grounded for weeks after that one.
First pro you ever rode with:
Jeff Heer came out in the boat when I was trying to learn back rolls when I was 14. His parents had a cabin across the lake from mine. I think that same year I went to a clinic with Scott Byerly in Canada, back in the Wake Tech flight 69 days.