I started riding after my older sister gave me her sector 9 pintail. Been riding about seven years.
Describe briefly the longboarding scene in your area
I wouldn’t say dead. Dying seasonal death because it’s winter, during the summer flat.
What’s your favorite trick or thing to do on a board and why?
Stalefish for freeride. Tiger claw for freestyle.
How did longboarding change you as a person?
Helped me get over rough patches if I was stressed I’d hit a hill. If I was mad I hit a hill, sad etc. etc.
Do you currently have a sponsor? How did that happen?
I am a team rider for Flippinboardco and they found me via Instagram.
What are the benefits or perks of being sponsored?
Free stuff and people you don’t know run up to you. You are a influencer of your local community.
Do you have an everyday board, the board that you always ride with?
Flippinboardco climax, that’s my baby we go everywhere together.
Describe your setup, what do you like about it?
Flippin climax, Caliber 2s, Soft bushings roadside and Hard bushings boardside.
Do you have a crew you skate with regularly?
The bustinboardco crew and a few local buddys.
Who inspires you longboarder or skateboarder that makes you want to push your progression?
How did this person affect the way you longboard?
Did not really…
Describe briefly what do you do outside longboarding?
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I’ve had type 1 diabetes since I was 11.
What are your struggles right now?
Money, school, heelside standys.
What are you most passionate about?
My love for longboarding and her culture.
One piece of advice when struggling to land a trick
When I was learning the tiger claw I kept messing up. Smacking myself in the ankles. ouch! So what I do is go do a trick or slide that uses the same muscles.
And not think about the trick that’s bad luck. Then casually come back to it. But don’t think just do it.
A personal quote that keeps you motivated
Be your rival not your enemy
Dubstep… for the hype..
- Sawyer Howell
- San Antonio, TX, USA