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Hometown: La Mirada, CA.
Where you currently live?
La Mirada, Ca.
Why you started riding?
I always rode old A’s when I was younger, but I quit when pro models came out and my best friend who I rode with moved away. Then three years later I went to the skatepark and this kid had a pro model and I couldn’t get enough so I went out and bought one the next day. I have always been down with scooters and wanted to get back into it. Once you start riding your views change on everything. I have looked at everything on the sidewalk as a spot since I was like 8 years old.
When you started riding?
The end of 2007/Start of 2008. Haven’t been riding long enough.
Your local skatepark, or wherever you can currently be found shredding?
La Habra is my local but lately I haven’t been there much. You can find me sitting behind the computer at Freestyle depot usually.
Your favorite spot?
Those quickcreted banks in Oakland are so fun, or that crazy quarter pipe in Bellvue, or the sidewalks in Paris, you can cruise them soooooo fast. The fastest.
Where you want to travel to/ride?
Japan or New York City
Sushi or Pho. Anything Asian
One thing that pisses you off?
What’s your problem?
I use my iPhone way too much but I am trying to stray from that habit. I used to drive pretty bad but after three traffic tickets in the same month that changed real quick. I am super down with tattoos. I love Harry Potter almost as much as scooters. I like to read a lot. I am overly obsessive. I have scooter riders staying at my house 90% of the time, all the time.
The best feeling you get from riding your scooter?
Going fast, jumping hydrants and riding walls is the best.
Favorite video part of all time?
Anything Greg puts out.
Who inspires you?
Holden Caulfield, Andrew Broussard, Collin Snoek, William Strobeck, Jason Dill.
Favorite Tilt part?
The SCS. Those Nimbus forks are pretty happening I heard…
I have been pretty lucky. I sprained my ankle pretty bad doing a manual 180 at a skatepark and the doctors all thought it was broken because it was so swelled but the X-rays showed a severe sprain I guess. I also hit my chin on my bars trying to downside whip this gap and had to get a few stitches, that was tight I’ve always wanted stitches.
Funniest trip story?
All the Addict dudes were at my house and JD ripped his pants on a fence and then the sprinklers came on and he was just going through all kinds of hell. Aaron Bransdon stayed at my house all summer and had a little relationship with a girl I know and rode my Dads bike to her house at like 4 am almost every morning for a month. Once in Chicago Dylan ripped his pants at the crotch and Dylan thinks its tight not to wear underwear so he had to try and keep his legs closed while riding back to the car. There’s so many more…
Favorite trick you’ve ever filmed?
Back wallride back 3 was probably the most rewarding.