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Richard (Rick) McCrank

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Richard (Rick) McCrank
Born (1976-01-23) January 23, 1976 (age 45)
Peterborough, Ontario
🏳️ Nationality
Rick, Crankers, Mckrills
💼 Occupation
Professional skateboarder, business owner, TV host
Height5'10"
🌐 Websitehttps://www.antisocialshopworldwide.com/

Rick McCrank (born January 23, 1976) is a Canadian professional skateboarder, television host, skate shop owner, and skate company co-owner.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

McCrank was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[8][9][10][11]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

McCrank's first deck sponsor was Cherry Bombs, a small Canadian brand. McCrank was discovered by professional skateboarder Colin McKay and invited to join Plan B Skateboards.[12] After Plan B, McCrank briefly joined Birdhouse, appearing in the 1998 video The End. After Birdhouse, McCrank joined the Girl Distribution Company and is currently a team member of the Girl brand.[13][14]

McCrank designed several signature skate shoe models for the éS brand, including the éS "Anti-Social" model.[15] Following the announcement of the brand's hiatus, McCrank has been filmed wearing the Lakai brand.[16] In 2019, McCrank announced he was leaving Lakai.[17][18] McCrank is part owner of Momentum Wheels with ex-Bones Brigade pro Kevin Harris.[19]

Contest history[edit]

McCrank competed in Street contests throughout his career. He was awarded one of the highest ever scores in a street skateboarding competition, scoring a 99.67 at ESPN's 2000 grand prix.[20] In the Summer of 2001, McCrank got 1st place in the X-Games Skateboard Street Best Trick contest.[21][1] Also in 2001, McCrank placed 2nd place at the Gravity Games, hosted in Providence, RI.[21][3] He won the Globe World Cup at Melbourne in 2002 [22] and in 2003, McCrank placed 2nd at the 2003 Gravity Games behind Ryan Sheckler.[23] In 2003, McCrank placed 2nd at the Slam City Jam.[4] In 2004, he came second to Ronnie Creager at the Globe World Cup.[24]

Awards[edit]

McCrank was voted "Best Street Skater" by Transworld SKATEboarding magazine in 2001.[25]

Videography[edit]

  • Sheep: Life of Leisure (1996)
  • Church of Skatan: Santa Barbara (1996)
  • Plan B: The Revolution (1997)
  • Birdhouse: The End (1998)
  • Transworld : The Reason (1999)
  • 411VM: Brazilian Vacation (1999)
  • The XYZ Video (1999)
  • Powell: Bones Bearings Class Of 2000 (2000)
  • éS: éSpecial
  • Dwindle : Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song Round 2 (1999)
  • éS: Menikmati (2002)[26]
  • Girl: Harsh Euro Barge (2002)
  • Girl: Yeah Right! (2003)
  • Stereo: Way Out East (2004)
  • FuelTV: Riding The Long White Cloud (2009)[27]
  • Girl/Chocolate: Pretty Sweet (2012)[28]
  • Viceland TV: Abandoned - Skateboarder Rick McCrank explores abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. (2016)[29]
  • Viceland TV: Post Radical - Rick McCrank takes viewers on an exploration of skateboarding's varied subcultures.[30][31]
  • Girl Skateboards "Doll" (2018)[32]

Business owner[edit]

McCrank co-founded the Anti-Social Skateshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[33][34] McCrank co-owns the Momentum brand, a skateboard wheel company.[35]

Acting, hosting, and public speaking[edit]

McCrank has acted in the films Harvey Spannos (2006) and Machotaildrop (2009).[27]

Hosting[edit]

McCrank hosted the television series Abandoned, which premiered on the Viceland network in 2016.[36][29][5][37][38] His most recent television project is Post Radical, which aired in 2018.[31][39][40]

Public speaking[edit]

In 2019, McCrank was part of a group of skateboard industry veterans who spoke at the Pushing Boarders conference in Malmo.[41][42]

Alcohol[edit]

McCrank is a teetotaler and claims to have never drunk in his life.[43]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blomquist, Christopher (2003). Skateboarding in the X Games. The Rosen Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-8239-6300-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. O'Connor, Paul (2019-10-02). Skateboarding and Religion. Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-24857-4. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 Layden, Joe (2002). More to the Xtreme. Scholastic. ISBN 978-0-439-38574-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 Higgins, Matt (2006). Insider's Guide to Action Sports. Scholastic Reference. ISBN 978-0-439-84780-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yeusuff, Bahir (2020-07-03). "Abandoned - The Vice Docuseries is Not Poverty Porn". Goggler. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  6. Derdeyn, Stuart. "VIFF 2016: Abandoned skates the world". VancouverSun. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. Hunter, Rob. "How skateboarding changed popular culture". SBS TV. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  8. "RICK MCCRANK -- Route One Interview". The Berrics. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  9. "Post Radical: An Interview with Alex Craig and Rick McCrank". tv.booooooom.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  10. "Rick McCrank Interview". Transworld SKATEboarding. 1999-12-21. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  11. "CrailTap 3: Rick McCrank Interview". crailtap.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  12. Lucas Wisenthal (4 November 2014). "Rick McCrank's Favorite Vancouver Skaters". RIDE. Complex Media. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  13. "Team: Rick McCrank". Girl Skateboards. THE GIRL SKATEBOARD COMPANY, INC. 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  14. "Rick McCrank". The Nine Club. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  15. "Rick McCrank Recalls His Journey From Industry Outlier to Cultural Icon ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. 2019-09-02. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  16. Ride Channel (25 July 2013). "SKATE Vancouver with Rick McCrank" (Video upload). Ride Channel on YouTube. Google Inc. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  17. "Rick McCrank Leaves Lakai After 7 Years". The Berrics. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  18. "Rick McCrank Interview – Caught in the Crossfire". Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  19. "New Products Available from Momentum Wheels!". Warehouse Skateboards. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  20. "Rick McCrank's official X Games athlete biography". X Games. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Rick Mccrank". erickoston.freeservers.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  22. "Results From Globe World Cup, Australia". TransWorld SKATEboarding. A360 Media LLC. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  23. Hillman, John; Hillman, Kathy; Florea, Jesse (2004). The One Year Devos for Sports Fans. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8423-8711-8. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  24. "The 2004 Globe World Cup". TransWorld SKATEboarding. A360 Media LLC. 19 February 2004. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  25. Shad Lambert (6 August 2001). "READERS – POLL BEST STREET SKATER RICK MCCRANK". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  26. "10 TRICKS TO GET YOU THROUGH WINTER". Jenkem Magazine. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Rick McCrank
  28. "Rick McCrank skate videos". SkatevideoSite.com. SkatevideoSite.com. 2005–2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  29. 29.0 29.1 "ABANDONED - VICELAND". VICELAND. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  30. "Post Radical - VICELAND". Viceland. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "RICK MCCRANK TO EXPLORE SKATEBOARDING'S SUBCULTURES IN NEW VICELAND SHOW -". The Berrics. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  32. "Rick McCrank". www.vans.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  33. "The It List: Vans Foot The Bill initiative". vancouversun. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  34. "A look inside the life of Antisocial's owner/operator". Vancouver Is Awesome. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  35. "Rick McCrank Vegetarian Ad". peta2. PETA. 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  36. "Rick McCrank's "Abandoned" Ep.1 and Interview". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  37. "Viceland's Abandoned explores broken down America". CBC Radio.
  38. Aridi, Sara (2018-07-10). "What's on TV Tuesday: 'No Passport Required' and 'Drug Lords' (Published 2018)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  39. O'Leary, Devin D. "Idiot Box: "Post Radical" on Viceland". alibi. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  40. Aridi, Sara (2018-08-14). "What's on TV Tuesday: 'Zama' and 'Action Point' (Published 2018)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  41. "Pushing Boarders: Second Annual Academic Skate Conference". www.thrashermagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  42. "Speakers 2019". Pushing Boarders. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  43. "On the Crail Couch with Rick McCrank, again" (video). Crailtap. 31 October 2011. Event occurs at 1:51. Retrieved 6 December 2017.


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