We Interviewed Longboarding Guardian Angel Adam Ethier And John Janes

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We Interviewed Longboarding Guardian Angel Adam Ethier And John Janes. The two longboarders from the longboarding video seen bellow:

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Bombsquad Longboarder Adam Ethier

How Long Have you been longboarding?

I have been longboarding for close to 4 years. But I have always been on a skateboard whether it be just messing around or at the skatepark.

Where do you ride?

I live in Orlando, Florida. I mainly ride in Clermont which is about 30 minutes away from where I live. Only place in Central Florida to actually hit some hills.

Goofy or Reg?

I ride regular

How many boards in your quiver?

I have two boards in my quiver at the moment a Pocket Ace Mini and a Feast or Famine, both from Bombsquad.

What is your favorite set up?

Favorite set up is my Bombsquad Pocket Ace Mini, its one 190mm 49 degree Munkaes, and some Cult Wheels. Best wheels ever though.

What was the backstory behind the video?

So the story behind this video… We were finishing up John Jane’s video. This spot is really rad, it’s straight bomb into a super sharp banked left at the bottom, hella blind. This hill itself goes from 14% at the top to close to 18% at the very bottom. From the top you cannot see the bottom turn at all. So we had our really good friend Cole Alcock filming. I had just finished a run so I was spotting it for him. John does not mess around, this guy charges everything. We wanted to get a shot of him predrifting into the left, but his foot just slipped off the front. As he was sliding on his back I really didn’t think to much about it until he was almost near the drain. I just put my hand out so he wouldn’t hit the curb. So glad we got it on film.

What do you do when you’re not longboarding?

When I am not longboarding I am working at the local skateshop, USS Catalyst, or going to school. I go to UCF, and I am studying Math.

Do you ride for anyone? Do you race or go to longboarding events?

I ride for Bombsquad Longboarding out in Texas! A bunch of insanely rad dudes! I don’t race as much, I am into more fast freeriding and all about slide jams. I (do) events as much as I can go to them. Here in Florida everyone is so close these events just turn into massive sessions, we all skate and chill together.

Can You Tell Me More About Bombsquad?

Bombsquad Longboarding is a company out in Texas that makes some pretty gnarly boards. Really quality materials and work go into these boards. Thanks Tanner and Wes!

When Did You First Join Bombsquad?

Shawn Tseng who works with Bombsquad picked me up, I owe him a lot as he is a fellow Florida homie! Thanks Shawn!

Hey Adam when did you & John First skating together?

john and I first met in college freshman year, he got me going slideways really fast!

What is your favorite Food?

My favorite food is jack bennys bbq in clermont, super delicious

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How Long Have you been longboarding?

I’ve been skating for about 3 and a half years now.

Where do you ride?

I ride all around florida but primarily in Orlando/central FL.

How many boards in your quiver?

I only have one board, the old school arbiter with some 46* aera k3s.

What was the backstory behind the video?

Me Adam and Cole were out filming for my video and we decided to hit this spot late in the day, Adam was spotting the corner when I screwed up the slide and I guess he was just in the right place at the right time. It was honestly a pretty hilarious experience, as I was sliding backwards all I was thinking about was that curb and when I hit Adams hands I was really confused because curbs aren’t that soft. We had a good laugh at the clip and I nailed the slide on the next attempt. 

What do you do when you’re not longboarding?

When I’m not longboarding I’m probably doing some other type of skating.

Do you ride for anyone? Do you race or go to longboarding events?

I don’t currently ride for anyone but I’ve been attending events all over FL for a couple years, my video should be done soon!

 

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