Tags: a little on the stronger side, beer, chain smoking, eulogy, fuck-off attitude, giorgia, grounc dontrol, italian champion, italy, ivan narez, jesi, kleisi begaj, nico er fico, nico the cool, nicola fiorenza, one minute one spot, pietro firrincieli, raffaela, spicy pizza, strictly chicken, tom cruise, top gun, valo
The first thing you have to know about Nicola is that in Italy he is known as "Nico er fico" which means "Nico the cool". This Johnny Bravo look-alike street machine is killing it since day one. The first time I talked to him was a street contest in Milan ten years ago that ended with Nico doing a 360 soul on an elbow high hand rail that resulted in him winning the contest and somebody else quitting blading. Ten years later Nico just got married and is a proud father of the two-year-old cute girl Giorgia. But if you think this makes him slow down his blading, I also need to let you know that he also just became Italian Champion of 2011. It is a great pleasure for me to introduce my friend Nicola Fiorenza and his "fuck-off attitude". Enjoy the edit!
Introduction by Pietro Firrincieli
Edit by Pietro Firrincieli with Kleisi Begaj
Name: Nicola Fiorenza
Hometown: I live in Jesi, a small town in the middle of Italy. Not so big but it has everything I need. I live with my wife Raffaela and our daughter Giorgia.
Sponsors: Valo Support
Current set-up: Valo light shells, with AB White skins, Ground Control Featherlites, Eulogy wheels. Some bearings which have ABEC 7 written on them.
Best rolling edit you have seen in 2011 so far: Every edit Ivan Narez does is something I watch at least 3 to 4 times. So I'd say the AB White Christmas edit. But I also love Brian Binas 90 Seconds edit for Revolution and Wine Gang, too. Dom West's edits are awesome, too.
Bad habit: Smoking. I quit for a year at a difficult time of my life. The difficulties were the reason it didn't work out for long. So I started again and I don't want to quit… at least not at the moment.
Hidden talent you have that no one knows about: I'm performing very well in singing children's songs
Your mother always said: Since I don't live with her anymore, she used to say: "Always put your pads and helmet on!" My bad, I only did it very few times!
Skater of the year so far: Bolino? Broskow? I can't decide...
Favorite food: Chosing a favorite food is very difficult for me since I'm following a healty and strictly diet during the week. I was a little on the "stronger" side when I was a child and that didn't change until 4 years ago. So from Monday to Friday it's strictly chicken and any kind of vegetables my grandma cooks for me. On Saturday it's very simple: spicy pizza and one, large beer.
What's your biggest weakness: I love blading too much. When I'm enjoying a session I don't get when it's time to stop. Sadly I'm not 14 anymore!
Craziest moment in skating: Last year's tour to Winterclash! Ten friends, hitting Forward Freestyle, Rotterdam and then 3 days at the Clash. We're going to do it again this year!
Favourite gadget: I don't know if iPhone can be considered as a gadget, but I love it. Even though when I first got it I thought it was a useless. Best thing is watching blade videos everytime I want! It becomes increasingly difficult for me to watch them on my TV since my daughter Giorgia always wants to watch some animated movies!
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