Sawyer Howell

Freeride

San Antonio, TX, USA

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.

Hands Down - Longboard Slide
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.

Longboard Maintenance
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?

Liam Morgan….

How did this person affect the way you longboard?

Did not really…

Describe briefly what do you do outside longboarding?

Absolutely nothing.

Longboard Pogo
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.

Longboard Rock n Roll
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

Suggested Music

Dubstep… for the hype..

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  • San Antonio, TX, USA