Mitchell Elder is a skimboarder from Houston, Texas, rides for DB Skimboards and runs 2GNAR TEXAS FLATLAND SKIMBOARDING. That being said here’s a profile of skimmer Mitch Elder.
Where are you from:
Houston , Texas
How old are you:
How long have you been skimming?
since fall of 2008
Where do you skim normally?
Who do you skim with?
The 2GNAR posse
What is your favorite skim spot?
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Many places on my mind
Just to name a few.
What board(s) do you ride?
I like both the proto and streamline, I go back and forth between both shapes, depending on the mood im in.
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed in?
Ohana Beachfest 2011
And what are some of your contest highlights?
Ohana Beachfest 2011 – 1st place in Advanced Riders
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
-2GNAR TEXAS FLATLAND SKIMBOARDING
-Logo Clothing Co.
What other board sports do you partake in?
What skimboarding goals do you have?
-Keep pushing the skim scene out here in Texas.
-Grow 2GNAR TEXAS FLATLAND SKIMBOARDING
-Place 1st place in a contest.
Try and Show others how fun Flatland Skimboarding is.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
I hope it continues to grow and get bigger. It will only happen if us skimboarders keep pushing it with (contest,online videos,magazines,online forums) and showing others how fun Flatland Skimboarding can be. If all of us Flatland Skimboarders Keep pushing our scene like we all are doing right now, Flatland Skimboarding will continue to keep growing and growing.
We just got to continue doing what we love. SKIM
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
And definitely Matt McDonald with all the behind the scenes work he does with the flatland skim community. It wouldn’t be this big without him and all the work he puts into skimboarding, also Brain Kniveton and Lon Porteous.
If you were stranded on a desert island that already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
Have fun, keep skimming and believe in yourself.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
lately I have been doing a lot of 180 no complezzy frontside 360spin ..super fun trick
Last words? Shout outs?
shout out- to all the skimmers that are pushing it right now.
Shout out- to everyone who has made the skimtrip down to TEXAS
(Issac Thomas, Emile Panerio, Tony Saddler,Blake Zimmerman, Lon Porteous,Friedrich Fluh, Garret Young, Evan Steitz and Joe Trefry)
Shout out to the whole 2GNAR posse
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