Sean Davis

Sean Davis appeared under my radar on the Prescott scene because I was growing up with two jobs and a fiancee.  All I care about when I see a new skater though is how they handle the board, and Sean was good.  If you have never heard of the hundredth monkey effect, then check it out, because I believe it exists in skateboarding.

This is really just my excuse for the fact that Sean can lazer flip, because I was the only guy (besides town legend Jesse Lopez) that could do lazer flips at our park and it took me 4+ years of trying to land one.  Sean has only been skating for around 4 years total and now he has better lazer flips than me on film.  I’m only 23 and he is making me feel like the old guy playing catch up.

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

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Friends and family.

You can also see Sean skating in this clip with Kramer, Kyle, and Ryan.

Name: Sean Davis
Age: 16
Type of Job/Schooling: Prescott High School
Years Skateboarding: 2 years

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Landing a flat ground pop shuvit.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Winning 2nd in the competition.

Ever quit? Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-Yes.  I quit for about 6 months.

Where did you start? Did that influence you?
-My friends got me started.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-The best.

Why do you keep skating?
-It’s fun.  It’s all I do.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?

Do you care about the current skate media?

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Friends and family.

What isn’t like skating?

What was the first hard “trick” you worked for?
-Heelflip 2-flat-2.

Why work so hard for a trick?
-To get the feeling and accomplishment of landing it.

What isn’t like skating?

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Rails.  They are super fun.

Is there a trick you don’t think you’ll ever be able to do?
-Switch lazer flip.

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?

What’s the trick you can do every time that surprises you?
-FS boardslide handrails.

What’s your dream “tricks”?
-Hardflip El Toro.

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Gaps and stairs.

What do you hate about skateboarding?

Best (worst) injury? Healing time?
-No bad ones yet.

How do you overcome fear?
-Just not think about it and do it.

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-Birdhouse deck, Spitfire wheels, Grind King trucks.

Did you start with friends or alone?

Was it hard or easy at first?

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-My friends and family.

Do your parents ever have a problem with skateboarding?

When did you realize you were a skater?
-In 9th grade.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-It’s more fun.

What is most important about skateboarding to you?
-Having fun.

What do you hate about skateboarding?

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