A Quickie with Gabi ViteriBy Nick Lipton • Jan 13th, 2012 • Category: Features, Latest, Quickies
A standout in this year’s Peepshow flick, Gabi Viteri has proven she can ride, and ride with style. So we thought it was weird that we hadn’t gotten to know Gabi yet. To remedy that situation, Gabi and I had a nice little Quickie. Now I know Gabi well enough to consider her the best baker I’ve ever met, someone who can take a joke and possibly snowboarding’s new Ollie Queen.
Have you ever had a quickie before?
I would be kinda concerned if I haven’t, I’m 23 and not Mormon.
Who’s your boyfriend?
Zak Hale, maybe you’ve heard of him, he sucks at snowboarding.
Isn’t he like 19? Is it weird when you get torn up at the bar or is he just the best DD ever?
Exactly! It works out just great. I will be the first to say age ain’t shit but a number.
Does Burton pay you more to date a Burton guy?
You should be a agent, they should, tell ‘em.
Ok, enough about some dude that isn’t you. What’s your deal, why is everyone making a stink about you?
Thanks. Um, I really don’t know, that’s a good questions, ask them.
I saw you in both Peep Show and Snow Porn. I noticed you had style and did actual tricks. Is that a theme in girls snowboarding now? Actually being able to do it?
I sure hope so, I think it’s always been there but girls are really starting to step up more now which is awesome to see.
This is only a small taste of what Gabi can do.
Is there anything you hope to get on film, to prove you’re a badass or whatever?
Anything but double flipping, I’m not made for that.
Could you do a double flip in bed?
Oh my god yes! Like Ray J and KIm K.
Where all have you gotten to travel because of snowboarding?
Crazy places like Africa, North Carolina, Europe, Canada, Hawaii, and I think Iran this year.
Are Americans even allowed in Iran? Do you have to wear a headscarf?
I think were going in February, and we sure do.
If you don’t get burned or stoned to death that will be a great trip!
It’s all apart of the journey and experience. But yes I hope it goes well, knock on wood.
We weren’t sure if Gabi could ride Pipe before this interview.
Your answers both make sense and are grammatically correct, did you go to college or something?
Yes, I actually am in college, mellow style but it’s good to exercise my brain.
How do you balance school and a full-time, successful snowboard career?
Well getting injured a lot in the last two years helped with time off, that’s when school comes into play. And when I am hurt I have A.D.D and feel worthless so it helps keep me sane.
What are you studying?
Business, so I can be a Boss one day.
What kind of boss do you want to be?
I wanna be the boss of my own business. I’m thinking a baking company, that’s my other passion. Business is really boring but I can’t snowboard forever, I realized this last year when I grew up a little bit.
What kind of baking are you into? Have you ever eating your pain away? Fat girl style. Eating and crying but just forcing the food into your mouth because it’s the only thing that makes the pain go away?
Everything and anything that tastes good from cookies to cakes. Ha! That’s exactly what I do, then I go anorexic for the few weeks so I can keep snowboarding.
Did you get into baking to lose weight? Like, by making food you somehow controlled it, letting you eat less and less?
You know me so well. No honestly I started baking my own stuff ‘cause it doesn’t have all that preservative shit in it, its delicious. I like making my own, creating things, like cookie dough brownie, so good.
Gabi made this for her niece. It blew the entire Yobeat staff away. You should be impressed.
Gabi’s riding would probably make Matty Ryan proud.
How often do you get injured? How badly? Do you cry?
Honestly not to much before the last two years. I think it snowballed from one injury to the next cause I wasn’t patient and kept going back to early and pushing myself to hard. Everything from dislocating my hip, separating my shoulder, to ACL surgery. I cried for my hip outta’ pain, the rest out of being pissed off.
Is it ok for boys to cry? Does it piss you off that girls cry so much?
Of course. It’s refreshing to see a man cry, I mean were all human right? I don’t think it pisses me off that girls cry so much, not my deal.
When is it ok for a guy to cry?
Um, when I turn him down.
Do you have any girly friends? What do they think when they see you slam into the ground or explode on impact?
Some of them think i’m crazy for doing it. Most of my girly friends snowboard too though. Gosh, you don’t think we’re all tom boys do you?
Are you going to impress us in the future or burn out and let us all down?
Impress, never burn out.
For more pictures of Gabi in her underwear click here!
Gabi rides for Burton, Anon, Sweet Cheeks, The House and Mimi’s Cookie Bar. We support Sweet Cheeks and so should you, click here to learn more about panties with a purpose. For more on Gabi check out her personal site gabiviteri.com or read her blog on Burtongirls.com
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