Seattle, Washington. United States
Ando de Longboard (Ride a longboard) 5 years ago. I started through a friend, when I worked.
I had no reference to skateboard or longboard. I learned from watching videos and with the people.
How did longboarding change you as a person?
I went through a difficult financial situation and the longboard made me see the world differently, I met people I would not imagine knowing, I love this sport it unites all social classes.
Do you currently have a sponsor? How did that happen?
I have sponsorship of Brasil shape boards, got swarmskateboard clothes and an American skate shop. I did not even think about being sponsored, after my third year of practice people came to me and said I had sponsored level. So I started recording videos on Instagram, winning championships and little by little it was happening.
Your everyday board, the board that you always ride with. Why this particular board?
I have my pro model of Brasil Boards it’s the one I use every day, it’s the board that adapts to all modes.
My favorite truck is the Paris truck. It adapts to any mode.
What’s your favorite nourishment after a session?
After 5 hours of training I eat banana and take vitamins.
Do you have someone in longboarding or skateboarding you look up to?
On Longboard I admire my boss Alan Deilon, Nil Belmunt, and Mathis Lucas
In skateboard Nyjah Huston, Tom Hornet, Roman Livisica, Jordyn Barrat and Lacey Baker.
When I started there were not so many practitioners so I liked to see Alan walking as he passed reference.
If given a chance to meet this person what would you ask them, what would you want to talk about?
I would like to meet Nyjah Huston.
I would ask if he could teach me the Fakie Manual to 360 flip out and how his skater routine was.
What do you do outside longboarding?
Off the Longboard I study cinema, do yoga and run.
One piece of advice
Train always, things happen in your time and have fun
Just do it – Clubhouse Cup I love this song because you have to act because you do not want to be influenced.
In social media
I access the Instagram about 10 times a day I need to stay connected to the universe of Longboard and skateboard.
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