Flo Mirtain

Flo “Ballz Out” Mirtain

What’s your middle name?

Luc.

Any good nicknames?

Flo or Flomi.

Where are you from?

I’m from the north of France but I moved to the south in Gap when I was younger. Now I live in Lyon.

What is Gap City?

It’s a big ass hole where I grew up!

Is it true that you are allergic to almost everything?

Not really, but I’m allergic to myself, something in my blood. I take medicine for it every day.

Any good stories from your first Gypsy tour?

The whole tour was fun, but when Benny Fairfax drank a whole bottle of wine at 8 in the morning things got pretty damn crazy. The he did the same thing again the next day! All the GG’s challenges were pretty sick.

How long have you been riding Ventures?

For a long time…

Has JB taught you any important lessons?

To go BALLZ OUT!!

Does anybody on Cliche smoke more cigarettes than you? Why are French people so obsessed with smoking?

I don’t think so. i’m in first place. It’s a bad culture habit in France. We just can’t help ourselves.

Which Ventures do you ride?

The polished 5.2 lows. They’re a little wider and they are perfect.

Is this your first Venture ad?

Yep. So stoked!

Where was this ad shot and who shot it?

It was shot a couple months ago at this spot in Lyon. Pierre Dutilleux, a photographer friend, took the photo.

What’s your kryptonite trick?

The impossible.

How much Coca Cola do you drink each day?

Like 4 or 5 liters a day, and I don’t know why. I’m addicted. The soda is controlling my brain.

Is it true that you’re obsessed with Jerry Hsu?

I’m not obsessed, he’s just my favorite skater. Did JB tell you to ask me that? Fucker!

Should skateboarding be in the Olympics?

Hell no! That would be the creepiest thing ever.

What sport should be accepted in its place?

Curling is already accepted in the Olympics, and I can’t think of anything cooler than that. Haha!

What is your first memory of skateboarding?

When my dad bought me my first board.

Who were your early influences and why?

All my friends who I skated with. They taught me a lot.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I really don’t know, maybe still in Lyon or in an other town like Paris. I think I’ll be living in France.

Who’s your favorite Venture teammate?

JB Gillet fo sho, because he’s my homey and he helped me a lot.

Do you have beef with anybody in the skateboard industry?

I think I should answer the question by saying NO…

Top 3 French skaters of all time?

JB Gillet
Lucas Puig
Fred Pellenq

3 things you can’t live without?

Coke, cigarettes, and my allergic drugs that keep me alive.

3 reasons to keep skating?

Friends, travels, and good times.

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