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On the heels of their heavy parts in Primitive’s newest full-length, Miles and Carlos hop in for a lightning round, talkin’ guilty pleasures, session killers, perfect pants and more—as seen in our July ’22 issue.

Both Miles and Carlos came through with two of the year’s hottest parts in Define. Watch it again

FULL NAME
C: Carlos Eduardo Ribeiro da Silva
M: Miles Silvas

NICKNAME
C: Dudu
M: None these days

AGE, HEIGHT, ASTROLOGICAL SIGN
C: 30, 6’, Libra
M: 26, 6’2”, Libra

HOMETOWN
C: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
M: Sacramento, California

FIRST BOARD
C: Cush skateboards—a Brazilian brand
M: My cousin’s banana board

SKATE CREW
C: RD
M: All my Sac homies

FAVORITE VIDEO
C: The Firm Can’t Stop
M: Baker Has A Deathwish

FRESHEST SKATER
C: Zach Saraceno
M: Heitor Da Silva

carlos ribeiro kickflip new york barton DZLil’ kicker, huge kickflip, Carlos rises above the rubbish in NYC     Photo: Barton

HESHEST SKATER
C: Pedro Delfino
M: Pedro Delfino

FIRST PRO YOU SAW
C: Bruno Bertotto
M: Stefan Janoski

BEST SKATE SHOE
C: Blazer Mid
M: adidas Dorado Boost

DEATH-ROW MEAL
C: Brazilian BBQ
M: Carne asada super burrito and a michelada

Miles Silvas Bigspin Back Tail Flushing 750Bigspin back tail across Queens’ most famous tetanus hazard

FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY
C: The Chosen
M: The Last Dance

FLATBAR COMBO
C: Crooked grind to noseslide
M: Front crook to front feeble

PERFECT PANTS
C: Leggings
M: 38×32 Silvertabs

WACK TREND
C: Really small shirt with really big pants
M: Careful hands and not trying

miles silvas ss bs smith SQUARE BURNETT DZMiles dips a switch back Smith deep in Zero territory. This is what trying looks like     Photo: Burnett

ACHILLES HEEL
C: Inward heel
M: Inward heel is nowhere to be found

FULL-LENGTH VID OR SOLO PART
C: Full-length
M: Full-length

SWITCH GOD
C: The Boss—P-Rod
M: P-Rod

NAME THE OTHER’S HAIRDO
C: Mr. Puerto Rican rapper
M: Father of three

carlos ribeiro switch backside 180 five o grind to fakie brooklyn barton copy DZ Switch back 180 5-0 to fakie, Dudu delivers     Photo: Barton

SESSION KILLER
C: European helicopters on the ground
M: No homies

ILLEGAL TRICK
C: Willy grind to backside 5-0
M: Backside 50-50 pop shove

FINEST FAST FOOD
C: Can’t go wrong with In-N-Out
M: In-N-Out

BURRITO
C: Rice, beans, al pastor, guacamole, onions and hot sauce
M: Rice, refried beans, shrimp fajitas, guacamole, lime and green salsa

Miles Silvas Switch Flip Front 50 50 750Light years ahead of the game, Miles throws a switch flip front 50-50 at the iconic Stanford hubba 

ADVICE FROM PARENTS
C: It’s not hard to make it, but maintaining is the key—wise words from my dad Carlão. Rest in Peace, Father. I love you
M: Never give up

BEST VERT SKATER
C: Bob Burnquist
M: Bob Burnquist

KING OF CONCRETE
C: GT
M: Tiago

BEST SKATER OVER 40
C: Guy Mariano
M: Guy Mariano

BEST SKATER UNDER 20
C: Dylan Jaeb
M: Kyonosuke Yamashita

ALMOST DIED
C: Rio de Janeiro, 2018—got caught by a rip current and ended up far out in the ocean. Was saved by a surfer
M: Never

Miles Silvas Carlos Ribeiro VS Thrasher Magazine Childhood Hero C: Beto Basuka M: My pops

ADVICE FROM P-ROD
C: Save all your pro boards
M: Just skating with him has shown me a lot about work ethic

FAVE PRIMITIVE COLLAB
C: Primitive X Crupiê
M: 2Pac and Biggie series

STEAL ONE OF FRANKY VILLANI’S TRICKS
C: Frontside air
M: Bennett grind

BEST BRAND BESIDES PRIMITIVE
C: Tesla
M: adidas

MilesSilvasNollieFlipSFMarch2022DanZNollie flip down a triple, styles for Miles     Photo: Zaslavsky

SEINFELD OR CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
C: I have no idea what you’re talking about
M: Curb ’cause I’ve never watched Seinfeld

SCARFACE OR GOODFELLAS
C: Scarface
M: Scarface

GUILTY PLEASURE
C: Fast food
M: Chillin’ on the couch all day long

NEVER SAY NEVER
C: Hit the Mega Ramp
M: SOTY

Carlos Ribeiro Back Tail Big FLip 750 Back tail big flip from the inside of the block, Carlos never takes the easy way out

IDEAL LEDGE HEIGHT
C: Lil’ below the knee
M: Just below the knee is valid

OLYMPICS 2024
C: I’m winning
M: Never know

BEST SOTY
C: Ishod
M: Ishod

IF I WASN’T SKATING
C: I’d be playing soccer
M: Probably be pursuing a sport

Miles Silvas Carlos Ribeiro VS Thrasher Magazine Fave SOTY C: AVE M: Ishod
carlos ribeiro switch flip front board la city college barton copy DZSwitch flip front board, the dad is definitely getting rad     Photo: Barton

CRUCIAL RAP SONG
C: “Lord Knows” by Drake and Rick Ross
M: “I Really” by Hotboii

BIGGEST RAIL YOU’VE SKATED
C: UCI 18 with no filmers—just me and Miles checking it out and we decided to grind it
M: This 21 rail near the Bay

FAVE CELEBRITY
C: Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett
M: Will Smith or Denzel

COLD BEVerage OF CHOICE
C: Water
M: Lemon sparkling water

BUCKET-LIST TRICK
C: Switch crook a kink rail
M: Big ol’ backside air

WACK SPONSOR
C: Qix
M: Get ya’ bread

Miles Silvas Switch Ollie Grass Valley Landi DZ The meter man may be an illusion, but Miles’ switch ollie is the real deal     Photo: Landi

BEST SKATE RAPPER
C: L7NNON
M: Lil Dre

SKATING NEEDS MORE
C: Humbleness
M: Love

WORST SLAM
C: SF courthouse—tried to switch hurricane a rail and my truck got caught underneath it. I landed on my back and my body started shaking involuntarily
M: Tried to switch heel front board a rail back in the day. Came up short and fractured my wrist. Had to have surgery and pins

PRIMITIVE SHOULD SPONSOR
C: Rodrigo TX
M: Rodrigo TX

Miles Silvas Carlos Ribeiro VS Thrasher Magazine C: Gino Iannucci M: Karl Watson '90s Pro

UNDERRATED RIPPER
C: Austin Heilman
M: Gustav Tønnesen

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER
C: Oliver Barton and Atiba
M: Jeff Landi

TOP VIDEOGRAPHER
C: Eric Iwakura and Alan Hannon
M: Alan Hannon

YOUTUBE SEARCH
C: Halloween cartoons for kids
M: Music videos

MilesFSNSAtiba 6934 DZSilvas, front nose down 14. Can’t hate on that     Photo: Atiba

HANGOVER HELPER
C: Pho
M: Adalberto’s burrito, my dogs, my girl and some movies

SUPERSTITION
C: Right foot first on the first stair when getting on a plane
M: Grip over bolts

CUSS WORD TO YELL WHEN YOU’RE MAD
C: Caralhoooooo!
M: Fuuuuck!

BIGGEST CHECK
C: The ones I cut to Pampers
M: First one from skateboarding

Miles Silvas Carlos Ribeiro VS Thrasher Magazine Skating Needs C: Over steeze M: Hate

RIDICULOUS PURCHASE
C: 100,000 diapers
M: Bought a Vespa when I was 19 or 20 and thought I was gonna be slidin’. Sold it in a week

DREAM SESSION
C: Keenan, Gino, Koston, Rodrigo TX—anywhere
M: All the bros squadded up, speaker on and all tricks getting landed

THINK YOU COULD LAND A 540?
C: Not sure, but would love to
M: Shit, you never know. I need to get my backside-air game up

ADVICE FOR THE OTHER
C: Always do your best
M: My dawg got it figured out

Carlos SW Flip Schreiner 1 DZ Ribeiro, switch flip up, over and down. We’ll brag for him     Photo: Schreiner

EAR BUDS OR HEAR THE HOMIES
C: Hear the homies
M: Hear the homies but AirPods when I’m solo

FAVE FILM
C: 8 Mile 
M: Rush Hour 1 and 2

Miles Silvas VS Carlos Ribeiro Thrasher Magazine Shut Down a Demo C: Tiago Lemos M: Definitely Carlos or Tiago

BEST BAND
C: O Clã
M: The O’Jays

BEST BRAZILIAN
C: Ronaldo Gaucho
M: Rodrigo TX

NOR-CAL LEGEND
C: Fat Dan
M: Miika Adamov

FAVORITE THRASHER COVER
C: Felipe Nunes, November 2019
M: Carlos’ switch back noseblunt, February 2021

Covers Carlos Ribiero Felipe Nunes 2000Left: No excuses, Felipe goes 5-0 for the front     Photo: Rhino
Right: Carlos deals one of the hardest hits of all time at Clipper, switch backside NBS      Photo: Camarillo

FAVORITE CANADIAN
C: Wade DesArmo
M: Will Marshall

SOTY ’22 PREDICTION
C: Ishod
M: Carlos Ribeiro

Carlos Ribeiro Switch Flip Back Lip Bricktown 750 Bricktown gets a Brazilian beatdown—Carlos, switch flip back lip

EVER SEEN A GHOST
C: No
M: One time I was in China in my hotel room about to go to bed and the trash can in the bathroom sounded like it got thrown. I checked it out and was trippin’. Ten minutes later the curtains and window started moving. It was damn near midnight but I packed up and asked for a new room

FAVE SPORT BESIDES SKATING
C: Soccer
M: Basketball

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
C: My family
M: Family

FIVE-YEAR PLAN
C: Save bread
M: Stay healthy and keep having fun

WORDS OF WISDOM
C: Have faith
M: Life is short so make the most of it

MilesSilvasSwHeelSFMarch2022DanZ Miles, switch heel into the bank at SF’s newest/oldest hot spot. GTWYC     Photo: Zaslavsky

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