Kramer Karlson

Kramer is a straightforward skater.  I’ve seen him from his beginnings, and he wasn’t the gnarliest or techiest, but he was always there skating and smiling.  If you have fun skating and do it often, then your good.

There is no denying though that the desire to progress also makes a good skateboarder.  Kramer has this too.  I know because I played two games of skate with him yesterday and he beat me both times.  Now I need to learn nollie and switch inward heels.  If Kramer keeps having fun, who knows what he may learn.

A few years ago I came up with a set of questions about skateboarding.  These were Kramer’s answers.

Why do you keep skating?
-Because there is always something new to learn.


You can also watch Kramer in a bunch of different clips here.

Name: Kramer Karlson
Age: 15
Type of Job/Schooling: Highschool
Years Skateboarding: 3

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Breaking my arm.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Learning to kickflip.

Ever quit? Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-No.

Where did you start? Did that influence you?
-In my garage.  Yes it was fun.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-I LOVE IT.

Why do you keep skating?
-Because there is always something new to learn.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?
-Yes.

Do you care about the current skate media?
-Yes.

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Nothing.

What isn’t like skating?
-Football.

What was the first hard “trick” you worked for?
-Kickflip on flat.

Why work so hard for a trick?
-It is fun to challenge yourself.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-I don’t fall as much as I used to.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Improving my skills because it is fun.

Is there a trick you don’t think you’ll ever be able to do?
-Kickflip backlip.

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?
-No.

What’s the trick you can do every time that surprises you?
-Nollie bigspin.

What’s your dream “tricks”?
-Kickflip back smith.

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Street and park because street you always can do something new, park because it has everything.

What do you hate about skateboarding?
-That boards can break.

Best (worst) injury? Healing time?
-Broken arm, 6 weeks.

How do you overcome fear?
-Just commit once and maybe fall and then you are not as scared.

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-Element deck, Thunder trucks, and Ricta wheels.

Did you start with friends or alone?
-With friends.

Was it hard or easy at first?
-Very hard.

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-That everyone was so good I wanted to be like them.

Do your parents ever have a problem with skateboarding?
-No.

When did you realize you were a skater?
-When I learned to kickflip.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-I don’t fall as much as I used to.

What is most important about skateboarding to you?
-The most important thing is to have a good time.

What do you hate about skateboarding?
-That boards can break.

Advertisements

4 Comments

Filed under Interviews

4 responses to “Kramer Karlson

  1. Pingback: Sean Davis | So What is Skateboarding?

  2. Pingback: Prescott’s New Blood | So What is Skateboarding?

  3. Pingback: Kramer’s Clips | So What is Skateboarding?

  4. Pingback: Do It Yourself | So What is Skateboarding?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s