Daniel Kasitch

I noticed Daniel when he was doing 540 fly-outs.  He was the quintessential boy throwing his body and board with everything he had.  Watching him attempt 720 fly-outs was ridiculous.

I also remember Daniel being one of the only people to help me set up a new spot at the skatepark by shoveling rocks out of a trench.  In skateboarding, a bearded dude working with a small kid is cool.  He also grew up in a time where bikers and skaters were equalizing, so when he got bored on the board, he grabbed a bike.  He didn’t care about keeping anything “core”, he just wanted to have fun.

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

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Landing sick tricks.


You can also watch Daniel skating in this more recent clip.

Name: Daniel Kasitch
Age: 12
Type of Job/Schooling: Mile High Middle School
Years Skateboarding: 5

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Ollie off a crack.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Landing sick tricks.

Ever quit? Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-I will never quit only take breaks.

Where did you start? Did that influence you?
-My brother.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-Amazing.

Why do you keep skating?
-The thrill of landing new tricks.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?
-Ya sure.

Do you care about the current skate media?
-Ya sure.

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Fun or a hobby.

What isn’t like skating?
-Drugs or women.

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

Why work so hard for a trick?
-Idk.

What isn’t like skating?
-Drugs or women.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Go high and show everyone up.

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

At this point he threw the questionnaire down and said something to the effect of  “This is boring!  I’m gonna go skate!”

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?

What’s the trick you can do every time that surprises you?

What’s your dream “tricks”?

What’s your favorite terrain and why?

What do you hate about skateboarding?

Best (worst) injury? Healing time?

How do you overcome fear?

Do you remember the details of your first setup?

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?

Do your parents ever have a problem with skateboarding?

When did you realize you were a skater?

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?

What is most important about skateboarding to you?

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Go high and show everyone up.

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