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“Bud’s Hidden Night”

It is no secret I like doing “weird” tricks on my skateboard. Skaters like to use terms like tech or gnar skating, and I like to use the term avant-garde skating when it comes to my strange maneuvers. My friend Pat Fisher is a ridiculously avant-garde BMX rider who occasionally throws a skateboard into his tricks.  While he was in town we decided to bring our own lights to the unlit skatepark for some fun.  There are some normal tricks in here, but I was stoked on filming some of my signature weird tricks and learning a few new variations as well.  Enjoy!

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“Having An Off-Year”

If you are a skater you understand the reality of “off-days” – when things just aren’t working no matter how hard you try. Sometimes these days pile up, and in 2015 my life decided to have an entire off-year. The first clips in this video are older and from the home I started skating at 15 years ago, but shockingly due to absurd circumstances my parents were forced to leave. Because of this and multiple problems including medical issues and surgery, certain areas of my life weren’t properly taken care of, including this website and skateboarding in general. But whenever I was able to get on my skateboard, it felt on even if I was off.

This “on/off” feeling in the last year produced some skateboarding clips I am actually happy with. I have always wanted to film, but a part of me has always been critical of how worthy my skateboarding is for the camera. I’m still not fully satisfied with the quality of my skateboarding, but lately I have been more and more comfortable with the way I feel and look on a skateboard. If things go the way I would like I will be updating this website more often and filming clips of myself and all the other awesome skaters in Prescott, but you know how things go, I might be feeling off.

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Peter Sundt

When Peter first moved to our scene I didn’t get to know him well because I rarely ran into him.  Maybe it was that or maybe I just wasn’t seeing him because he was always in the bowls that I avoided or out on trips.  Years later we became friends and he has become yet another skater that I am jealous of.

Peter knows his way around transitions, especially small ones.  The ways I have seen him glide, bend, and slide through tricks has that perfect mixture of sketch and skill.  It is a calm and quiet kind of ripping that is very similar to his general demeanor.  Peter skates so nonchalantly I wondered if he tried harder if he could “make-it”.  Then I laughed at that thought because the best part about his skating is that he doesn’t care and he is having fun, and it makes me want to have fun too.

Several years ago I came up with a set of questions about skateboarding.  These were Peter’s answers.

When did you realize you were a skater?
-When I sold my blades.

You can also watch Peter do 27 tricks on some tiny tranny here.

NamePeter Sundt
Age18
Type of Job/Schooling:
Years Skating: 4

What’s your first skateboarding memory?
-Loony Toons board.

What’s your favorite skateboarding memory?
-Skating pools.

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

Where did you start?  Did that influence you?
-The streets… No.

How would you describe the feeling of skateboarding?
-G.E.D.

Why do you keep skating?
-Because skate shoes look cool.

Do you care about the history of skateboarding?
-Yes.

Do you care about the current skate media?
-No.

What else is like skateboarding to you?
-Nothing.

What isn’t like skating?
-Cooking.

What was the first hard “trick” you worked for?
-If it’s too hard it’s not worth it.

Why work so hard for a trick?
-I don’t.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a skateboard and why?
-Powerslides because it sounds hard.

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

Why do you keep skating?
-Because skate shoes look cool.

Is there any maneuver you would purposefully not do?
-Anything Billy does.

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

What’s your dream “tricks”?
-None.

What’s your favorite terrain and why?
-Pools.

What do you hate about skateboarding?
-Not wanting to do it.

Best (worst) injury?  Healing time?

How do you overcome fear.
-Go slower.

Do you remember the details of your first setup?
-No.

Did you start with friends or alone?
-Alone.

Was it hard or easy at first?
-Fun.

Was there anyone or anything that especially inspired you to start or keep skating?
-Pool coping.

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

When did you realize you were a skater?
-When I sold my blades.

How do you feel about skateboarding now compared to when you started?
-It was nice to me.

What is most important about skateboarding to you?
-Easiest label to get.

What do you hate about skateboarding?
-Not wanting to do it.

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