Tom – How old are you and how long have you been freestyle skateboarding for?
Quentin – I am 11. I have been Freestyle skating for a total of two years.
Tom – I saw that you got first place in the rookie class at Tucson Thunderdome. What was it like skating in a freestyle event?
Quentin – First, I was stressed and almost didn’t compete. The night before, I didn’t sleep much. I was so anxious and upset, I didn’t want to go anymore. My mom and my brother Julian helped me and then my dad convinced me to go and try anyway, just for fun. So we went and it was a lot of fun. I am so glad they didn’t let me give up. After, It felt really cool, especially because it was my first freestyle sk8ing competition and it was so sick seeing everyone skate and have fun. And when I got there, I felt so excited and hyped. Everyone was so encouraging. And I met Lynn Cooper Jr, who gave me a great pep talk. And then I won. It was awesome!!!! And the trophy is so sick.. I remember telling my dad, when I saw the trophy “I don’t know how, but I am taking one of these home!!” and my dad said “I know you will.”
Tom – Who was the first freestyle skateboarder you remember seeing?
Quentin – Rodney Mullen and a friend at my local, named Dave Hupp.
Tom – What is your current freestyle board setup?
Quentin – A special karaoke board made by Waltz, Ace trucks, Independent bearings, Grizzly griptape, Waltz Stinker prototype wheels and Waltz skid plates.
Tom – What music are you currently listening to, if any ?
Quentin – Classical, rap and Japanese music.
Tom – Current favourite skaters?
Quentin – My favorite skater is me. Lol. My dad said “always give yourself props and believe in yourself first”….. But my favorite skater 🧐There are so many, and they are all so cool, and I skate with a lot of them, here in SoCal. My favorite skater is one that keeps inspiring.
Tom – Favourite freestyle trick you can do?
Quentin – Godzilla flip.
Tom – Who inspired you to get into skateboarding?
Quentin – At first it was my older brother, Julian. I used to skate park/bowl/street etc and compete in the California League. We used to skate with Daewon, Andy, TJ, Cab, and lots of pros, because we live in SoCal. Then I saw a guy ( Dave Hupp, we are friends now) at my local doing freestyle, and I started to watch more Rodney Mullen, Pierre André Senizergues etc. Later, I met Mike Osterman, and we skate every Sunday now. I still skate everyday with my brother, and Joey Brezinsky and the FP team.
Tom – Any last words or shoutouts?
Quentin – Shoutout to my family and the Randy Muller crew. Also shout out to Lynn Cooper, Joey Brezinsky, Pierre André Senizergues, Don Brown, Mike Osterman, Yo-yo Schulz, Killian Martin, Denham Hill, Nick Beaulieu and all the homies and skate friends.
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