Crooked grind nollie shuvit out, Auckland
17 years old
Boardertown, Irrom Distribution flow (Primitive Skateboards, Thunder Trucks, Spitfire Wheels). I just got on CONS flow.
Who do you look up to?
Simon Thorp and Morri, for sure. Amber Clyde has done great things for girls skateboarding and was my first teacher
Who should be pro?
Theo Clarke 100%. He’s insane
Who else is good as?
Everyone that I skate with! Jessica, Millie, Billie, Manawa, Billy, and Jasper are all killing it
New Zealand skateboarding needs more?
Funding and skateparks, especially indoor ones
New Zealand Skateboarding needs less?
Kids on scooters
Most played song on your phone?
“Drew Barrymore” — SZA
Auckland weather, ugh!
Watching clips on Instagram to get me hyped up
Trick you can do with your eyes closed?
Trick I’ll probably never do?
Line or single trick?
Lines are harder but way more fun
Low impact and last, or smash it and go out with a bang?
Just gotta send it and go out with a bang.
Follow Jess at @_jessl0rd
This article was first published in Manual, Issue 70, April 2023.