Nick Kasitch

Nick was always at the skatepark but I never really got to know him.  I remember him always skating with the main crew of skaters, but from what I saw he focused on his own tricks and didn’t care about what everyone else was doing.  Looking back, I think Nick understood style.

At one of the local contests when I was announcing, Nick was trying caveman bluntslides down the hubba at the end of his run.  He tried till his time ran out and then it was free-skate.  I could tell he still wanted it, so I told him through the microphone to keep trying.  He gave it his all to no avail, but I’m sure he got it some other time.  He has moved away from our scene now, but with his humble demeanor I can only hope he continues to skateboard.

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

Why do you keep skating?
-It’s an addiction.

You can also watch Nick do a dramatic ollie here.

Name: Nick Kasitch
Age: 15
Type of Job/Schooling: High School
Years Skateboarding: 5

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Getting my x-games board for x-mas.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-First ever kickflip.

Ever quit? Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-No, Sk8er 4 life.

Where did you start? Did that influence you?
-Ollieing over the hose at my house.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-It’s more than good, it’s great!!

Why do you keep skating?
-It’s an addiction.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?

Do you care about the current skate media?
-Ya, Berrics 4 life.

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-My life.

What isn’t like skating?
-School, everything.

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

Why work so hard for a trick?
-When you land it feels good.

What isn’t like skating?
-School, everything.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Carve, it’s fun.

Is there a trick you don’t think you’ll ever be able to do?
-360 hardflip fullcab.

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”?
-Tre bomb, BS smith, Ernie Nollies.

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Tranny, you don’t fall so hard.

What do you hate about skateboarding?

Best (worst) injury? Healing time?
-Sprained ankle, forever.

How do you overcome fear?
-“Just Do it” -Nike

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-X-games complete.

Did you start with friends or alone?
-My brother.

Was it hard or easy at first?

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-Not really.

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

When did you realize you were a skater?
-Three Years ago.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-It progressively gets funner.

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

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-It’s more than good, it’s great!!


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