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?
-Yes.

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

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

What isn’t like skating?
-Death.

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?
-Death.

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?
-Boneless.

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?
-Haters.

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?
-Friends.

Was it hard or easy at first?
-Hard.

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?
-No.

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?
-Haters.

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