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Prescott Park Sessions: A New Year’s Montage

This was put together from the extra footage I have shot so far, and I figure I’ll whip up a little video every month with any footy that isn’t being used for another projectIf anyone wants to film something let me know. 

In this video we have Scott Davis, Peter Sundt, Billy Clark, DJ Orlando, Jonah Barnes, Kronik Mike, Bridger Pierson, Kyle Capka, and Kramer Karlson. Special bail appearances by Mikey Powlas and Parker Crandall, and a little camera help from Ryan Cedro.

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Kyle Capka

Kyle likes progression. If he doesn’t land a trick he tries it over and over.  Even if he lands it he’ll do it again to make it better.  Yesterday I watched him do kickflips over all the different pyramids at the park one after another.

Kyle also likes transition.  He was one of the few to wear a helmet but it looks like he has lost it, even though he is now doing serious backside airs a foot over coping in the deep end of the kidney bowlThey were good enough to make me wonder if he should put the helmet back on.

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

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-K-mart board.


You can also watch Kyle in some more recent clips here.

Name: Kyle Capka
Age: 13
Type of Job/Schooling: Middle school
Years Skateboarding: 3

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Ollieing over a crack.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Tre flipping a 6.

Ever quit? Want to, or say you’ll quit?
-NO!

Where did you start? Did that influence you?
-I started at Eric & Ryan [Cedro’s] house.

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

Why do you keep skating?
-Because it’s fun.

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?
-Skateboarding games.

What isn’t like skating?
-Everything other than skating.

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

Why work so hard for a trick?
-Because it feels cool to learn a new trick.

Was it hard or easy at first?
-Hard!!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Tre flips because they look cool.

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

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?
-Handstands on flat.

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

What’s your dream “tricks”?
-McTwist, Christ Air.

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Stairs, because it’s fun to do stuff on them.

What do you hate about skateboarding?
-Posers.

Best (worst) injury? Healing time?
-Racking on a nollie heel.  It took me like a week.

How do you overcome fear?
-Just do it again.

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-K-mart board.

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?
-Ryan and Eric.

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

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

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-I’m better.

What is most important about skateboarding to you?
-Landing new tricks.

How do you overcome fear?
-Just do it again.

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