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SPOTLIGHT | Lyn-z Adams Hawkins

BIRTHDAY: September 21, 1989
HOMETOWN: Encinitas, California
RESIDE: Cardiff by the Sea, California

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Interview (May 2005)

How long have you been skating and how did you get started?

I have been around skating just about my whole life, but I didn’t get really into it until I was about 11…so about 4 years. Oh and my brother pretty much got me into it .

Who or what is the future of skateboarding?

I think the up and coming kids are the future of skateboarding and I also think The Mega Ramp will be a big part of the future of skating.

What do you like to do when your not skating?

All I do when I’m not skating is… eat, sleep, school work, snowboard, surf, and I’m on my computer a lot.

What is the perfect day for you?

I think a really fun day would be to go snowboarding, then skate a good vert ramp, then go skate street.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I have 2 half sisters, a half brother and a full brother.

What is the hardest trick for you to pull?


If you weren’t a skateboarder what do you thing you would be doing?

If I didn’t snowboard or surf either then I would probably go to a normal high school and I would most likely be on the school soccer team.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?

My room.

What would you say is your biggest vice?

My pillow.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Not being able to land a trick when I know I am capable of doing it.

How was it filming for the Villa Villa Cola video “Getting Nowhere Faster”? Who’s part do you like best?

It was fun, but I really didn’t film that much. I pretty much like everyone’s parts…they’re all sick.

What do you think about the growth in female skateboarding recently?

I think it is growing as far as ability goes, but there needs to be more girls out there.

Tell me a little about the DC mega ramp. How big is it and what was it like trying it for the first time?

Well, the small side that I did is a 55 foot gap and then the quarter pipe after the landing is 28 feet. Every time I roll into it it’s soooooo scary, but I love it. I just love the high it gives me, it’s unlike anything else.

What are you plans for the future?

I hope to keep skating, snowboarding, and surfing competitively and if I ever can’t do that I think I would want to be a team manager so that I could stay in the industry.

Sponsors and thanks?

DC shoes and apparel, Nixon watches, K-five Boardshop, Type-S wheels and TSG. I’d like to thanks my MOM, my DAD (may he rest in peace), IMS sports, my old sponsors, anyone who supports, believes in, or has helped me….and Lisa Whitaker.

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