Interview with Team Rider Adam Balaam


Q. What was the 2014 skim season like for you? What were some highlights?

A. The 2014 skim season was epic to say the least. Along with making The first ever GOON international tour, we made tons of new friends, and were able to skim and party with some of the dopest riders around the world. Besides expanding relationships in the skim community we've also been working on filming some of the most game changing movie parts to ever hit flatland skimboarding.


Q. How's riding the Sac Pro and what has it done to improve your skimboarding skills?

A. The Sac Pro is the epic! Its helped my riding change in ways I didn't know were possible. For us in Sacramento it has brought that skateboarding element of control and style into a scene were the norm is asking if "that counted" as a trick. We are all proud of the Sac Pro as it represents our shift into more legitimate tricks and endless capabilities. Big Ups to DB Skimboards for getting our ideas into a living breathing thing.


Q. What can skim fans expect to see from you and the Goon Crew in 2015?

A. For 2015 we have tons of projects in the oven. 1st off we plan to see the official launch of our online store with stickers hoodies, tee's, etc. But most of all plan for the release of the first ever GOON full-length movie. I can't tell you guys the drop date, but I can tell you it will be the heshest movie since nothing is cool. It includes our Canadian tour and over 2 years of stacked footy on unseen features.


Q. What advice can you give to the skim groms out there on how they can improve their skimboarding?

A. For all the groms out there the best advice I can give is make your riding your own. Embrace what sets you apart from the rest. Above all else keep riding and excelling. Let your riding define who you are not the other way around.

Q. Are you working on any new tricks for 2015?

A. New tricks for 2015? Yeah, but if I told you guys is have to kill you. Hahaha. Keep an eye out for a new and improved Sac Pro both in large and pro layups along with a new twist that we hope will push the boundaries of what is possible on a skimboard even more so. Progression, progression, progression.


DB Skimboards team rider Adam Balaam has been shredding all over the world and now it's your chance to win Adam's setup for yourself! Enter our #RideLikeAdam hashtag contest. Simply post your favorite skimboarding video and/or photo of you skimboarding on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter with the hashtags #ridelikeadam and #dbskimboards for your chance to win a Sac Pro Board, Goon tee and traction pack. Don't forget to make sure your post is set to public so we can see it! The contest ends Nov. 30, 2014 and we look forward to see all of your rad photos.


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