Frankie Marhx

As an Amateur skater, Frankie competed NCASA in Northern California, then in 1999 and 2000, he competed in the CASL series.  Frankie turned Pro for KAOS in 2001. He has been competing in a few competitions since, but has been mainly skating in Demos and Grand Openings for the last few years.  He spent eight years on Active Duty in the U.S. Marines and got out in 1999.  In 2006, Frankie enlisted in the Army Reserve and is currently a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant.  He also is a skate mentor at the Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skatepark in Lynchburg, Virginia and is the Team Manager for the East Coast members of KAOS Skateboards.

Birthday:  5-4-74

Hometown:  San Leandro, CA

Current Residence:    Lynchburg, VA

Been a member of the Triple Eight team since:  2001

How does a typical day in the life of Frankie Marhx go? Well, I get up and go to work doing Quality Control for Comcast.  After I get off work, I’m either snowboarding, running, or head to the skate park for a session.  It’s more fun when you can fit all of these in!!!

What is the weirdest encounter you have had while on the road? Going on the road with Nate Sherwood for a week from Carlsbad, California to San Francisco, California.  Nate brought one or two changes of clothes and NO TOOTHBRUSH!!!!  LOL, one of the nights Nate gave my older brother David a class on “How to be Dirty”.  He told him that you save money by not buying toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, Etc.  I think everyone should hear Nate’s class on how to do laundry.  You wear the shirt one day, then turn it inside out the next.  I think you Febreeze it and hang it outside to air out after that and it’s good to go!  Anyways, only Nate can give you the Low Down on it.  I think he only showered twice in that week and we skated almost all day everyday.  But I’ll have to tell you that Nate Sherwood is one of the nicest people that you’ll ever meet and he will have you laughing for hours!  the window while driving LOL!!!!!

Why do you choose Triple 8 for your protective gear needs?  I’ve worn other brands in the past and have cracked 2 helmets slamming and hitting my head.  One of them ended up with me having a concussion.  Of course that could have been my head, but I have never had a Triple 8 product buckle under pressure!  I won’t trust any other product to protect my body!!!  You only have one life, protect it with the best!

Words to live by?  Never just take, always give back too!  Also, never forget where you came from!

Another thing, you don’t have to support the cause.  But please support your troops!  They sign up to defend the Constitution, it’s not their decision where they are sent to serve.

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