Nick Smith: “Skateboarders are no longer troublemakers, we are athletes”

Nick Smith, was born in California and raised primarily in Nagasaki. He runs his own computer graphics and design company in Japan called Picnix, but he has had a passion for skateboarding since he was a kid. Smith recently launched DzNutz to develop innovative new skateboard hardware.

1. What is your best memory of your childhood in Nagasaki? I remember it was during Golden Week and I saw a family in a park, playing with their children. I never really saw that in America when I was young, so it made a huge impression on me about what family means in Japan.

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