That’s incredible. And terrifying. Do you have a particular style you prefer? The stance is clearly geared towards stability and speed, but do you add your own flair?
I wouldn’t say I have my own style, I’m just more of a racer. I love going fast and racing people.
What are some of the races you’ve competed in and are there any international events you’re keen to get amongst?
I’ve competed all around the world – Italy, USA, Australia, Spain and even Czech Republic. Honestly, I would love to get back to Colorado, as they have amazing hills to race on.
You’re clearly not adverse to high risk or high adrenaline pastimes, do you have any other interests along these lines?
Before I started skating, my whole family used to race cars at the Meremere dirt track, so I’ve had racing in my blood since I was young. It’s high risk, whether it’s in a race car or a skateboard - although in a race car you’ve got a roll-cage and seat belts.
Tell us about your board of choice? How does a downhill skateboard differ from a standard street skateboard? Can you modify your board to enhance performance in any way?
Well for starters, longboards have a longer wheel-base, which helps for stability, along with different trucks that help you stay on when going super fast, and to keeps those dangerous speed wobbles to a minimum. We also have much bigger and softer wheels, which allows for better grip and better roll speed.