Renton Millar, nicknamed Rentos and from Melbourne, Australia, is a professional skateboarder. Millar came to prominence in 2001 when his sponsor Globe shoes’ video, Opinion, was released which showcased Millar performing tricks including a 360 flip crooked grind, nollie flip 5-0 and kick flip nose grind shove it on a vert ramp. He has had a lot of contest success including winning the CPH pro in 2008 and the “Oi” Jam in Rio De Janiero, Brazil in 2009. Also in 2009, at the world championships, Millar placed 6th. He has his own short show on Fuel TV Australia, called “Bailgun Diary” and has hosted such shows as “Bondi Bowlarama”
Q & A
When did you turn pro?
What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?
Most events in fun locations are great but my all time most fun events were the Oi Jam in 2009 in Rio De Janeiro, The Copenhagen Pro in 2008 and maybe any event the first time I went to Europe and the USA in 1998
If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?
Not sure. maybe some crazy dance floor antics that they remember but I don't!
Fun= skating! Vision= SantaCruz Friend= my wife Foe=isnt that some type of gardening tool? Greenhouse= make great noises when you break them! Gas= who farted?!
When did you first start skating? Where/why?
I started skating in Melbourne in 1987. I started skating because everyone was doing it and I thought it looked fun. When I saw my first vert demo i was hooked. That was all I wanted to be able to do so I dedicated all of my time to it.
f you didn’t skate what kind of menial task would you want to do?
Not sure I can imagine my life without skating. Maybe work with explosives that would be fun!
Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:
I like to make myself laugh whenever I can!
our Favorite…(Start with your favorite music artist or something):
Maybe The BEatles, Crowded House, Iron Maiden or any one of heaps of bands.
Frogskins for sure!
Best song to ride to:
Wickerman, Iron Maiden
First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…
Go to the Fridge!
What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?
I eat Spiders.
Dream vacation spot:
Anywhere with my good mates. Somewhere with either a great city, great beach, great mountains, great nature or great places to skate!
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
lived in Australia
What tricks are you working on?
ou’ve been mistaken for…
someone on work release while I mop the skatepark before I skate
Skate and Destroy!