Words: O'Neal "Yaak" Ellerbe
Location: New York City (all borough)
The MIGHTY Ian
Got to link up with the multi talented Ian Robinson, to learn about his passion for skating.
When did you start skating?
Around the summer of 2012 (I was about 17).
Are there any individuals that inspired you to start skating?
It was a mix of things: I learned how to handstand on a board before a slide and that's because I saw a guy do it on a penny board and I thought "I wanna do that!" I also enjoyed the rush of surfing in the streets of Nyc and the thrill of dodging bikes and traffic.
What are some hobbies you have besides skating?
Cartooning and making pixel art, Bboying (breakdance), Playing the Ukulele, writing Poetry, Trampoline, and taking pictures of sunsets.
When did you notice you felt a passion for the art of skateboarding?
mainly someone telling me "you ain't sh**." It pushed me to learn more, (freestyle and dance) which started to let me have a sense of "freedom and relaxation" after a while of practicing, which made me crave. Now I got a little name for myself. Haha
What board did you start off skating?
What advice would you give beginner skaters?
Ian displaying the abilities of the Boombox