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SPOTLIGHT | Sophie Poppe

BIRTHDAY: August 4, 1988
HOMETOWN: Gent, Belgium
RESIDE: Gent, Belgium

Sophie Poppe Interview (2007)

How were you introduced to skateboarding? What got you started?

Sold this old bmx bike…the guy who bought it became my best friend…and he got me to start skating. Thanks BRAM!

What was your first set up?

I believe it was a World Industries, Venture trucks and Spitfire wheels.

What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?

The best thing is its in the heart of Europe, it’s old and super beautiful. The worst thing is that it rains 75% of the year and that I’m a couple thousand miles away from my overseas friends.

Besides skateboarding, what do you like to do in your spare time?

Travel as much as possible, kick it with friends, play guitar, go out and party…you know how we do!

Top 5 skateboarders of all time?

There’s so much talent out there that I cant even pick 5 names….let’s say I look up the most to my homies I shred with on a daily basis!

Top 5 skate videos of all time?

Girl “Yeah Right!”, Lakai “Fully Flared”, DC “DC Movie”, Homemade and Puzzle.

Favorite new trick or trick you want to learn?

Tre bombs.

Do you prefer to skate with guys or girls?

Most of the time guys.

Describe your dream session.

Somewhere sunny with my best buddy tbag Torres. We need to get some shit done.

What kind of music have you been listening to lately?

From Lupe fiasco and Jay-z to Cocorosie and Hot chip.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I’m really shy when I meet new people…seriously.

What do you have planned for this year?

I just got back from a month overseas…spent some time on the east coast of Canada, then went to Cali for a minute. Now I’m back in Europe for a good 3 months I think…trying to deal with school. Going to Milan in April, then Prague end of June, LA in July and NY somewhere during summer too and in October we’re going on another South America tour.

Shout outs and thanks?

Nugget, Vanessa, Amy…I love you fuckers. Thanks to everyone who’s been letting me stay at their house whenever I’m around! Thanks to all my sponsors.

Sponsors: Globe shoes, Rockstar bearings, Edge skateshop

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