Scoot is a ripping downhill shredder and has been skateboarding steep and winding roads for many, many moons. He was born in Mission, BC, Canada back in 1987 and now resides in East Vancouver. Scoot has won races all over the world, including Maryhill ’07, as well as others in Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada, and France. What really makes Scoot such a Cool Cat is not only his racing accolades, but it’s also because he’s just a chill-ass human being. By day, Scoot builds houses—it just so happens that he’s also one of the fastest skateboarders in the world.
When we heard that Sector 9 was releasing Scoot’s new downhill pro model, the “Tiffany”, we had to hit him up directly and get the scoop. The following are some images of Scoot riding his new “Tiffany” board, as well as a brief interview with the man himself discussing how this new deck came about and what is on the horizon for 2012. Checkka, checkka:
Sector 9 just released your pro model downhill board the “Tiffany”. That’s seriously awesome—congratulations dude! Tell us a bit about how this board came about as well what makes it unique and extra-fresh?
I’ve always wanted to design my own downhill skateboard. When I started riding for Sector 9 in 2011 they gave me the opportunity to make a deck, which was really rad. We began working on the first prototype in April after I came up with the idea to make a directional downhill board with a drop in the front—there was nothing like that on the market. The first time I got to really test the shape of the board was at Attack of Danger Bay 10, and it went really well. After more testing—10 or so races, and 2 more prototypes—we had the finished product. People will be really stoked with this new shape because it rides and feels different than any other board out there.
So now that your new Sector 9 pro model has hit the hills, and the 2012 race season is about to pop-off, what can we expect to see you getting into this year?
I started off the season in January, in Puerto Rico, and I’ll be heading to Australia in April. I’m stoked on warm climates right now because it’s guaranteed dry pavement. As soon as May hits, the race season just gets really crazy. It’s pretty much pick-and-choose with a race or event almost every weekend until December. I’m going to be throwing some local events myself this year with help from Sector 9, so keep in touch with me on Facebook—they’re going to be rad.
It was good skating with ya and chillin’ while you were here in Cali and we look forward to seeing you kill it on the race circuit this season. Let’s go ahead and wrap this puppy up for now—feel free to leave us with any final thoughts, words of wisdom, or shout-outs to whomever you like. Ride on, Brotha!
I’d like to say thanks to EG, Dennis, Jeff, Louis, and the rest of the Sector 9 crew—it’s cool being apart of this skateboard family.
Can’t forget to thank Wheelbase for the interview and Skate House Media for giving me a place to drink and sleep.
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