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– Hey Kian, how are you doing man?
Yo man im fine thanks! Yourself?
– Were good thanks for asking; let’s start with some basic info type of stuff. What’s your full name, how old are you and where about’s are you from?
My names Kian Daniels and im 16 years old and im from Daventry in Northamptonshire
– So quite a big step up for yourself recently with getting on the grit academy but lets begin at where it all started. When did you first start riding and what was it that drew you or inspired you to ride a scooter?
Yeah it’s a big step for me now but means I can push my self even harder! I first started riding a scooter around Four years ago now, I think what got me into riding a scooter was seeing crazy videos on the internet of Ryan Williams.
– Did you have any sponsors before this and if so who and how did it all come about?
No this is my first proper sponsor and I’m so stoked on it all.
– Why did you decided to attend the Grit scooters academy at Adrenaline alley and was your aim to win the event and spot on the team?
Well all my mates was telling me that I should go! So obviously I listened to them and once my dad agreed to talking me then it was full stream ahead. Of course my aim was to give it One Hundred percent all the way through the day to impress people and the judges but I don’t think I was expecting to win.
– Obviously winning the event is a huge high and makes the day a really good one but aside from that what did you think to the event as an overall and would you advise others to go?
Yeah winning the whole event was an amazing feeling but aside from that the event was run so smoothly I have to say. The judging was fair, times of each persons run was fair, I could go on and on about how good the whole event was! So I would advise others to go if they want the oppitunity to be apart of such a fun event which could lead to them being apart of a awesome team.
– So only a week after winning the adrenaline alley Academy you was at Terminal 1 Skatepark for the Santa Jam, essentially working your first event as part of the Grit scooter team. How was that experience for you?
Yeah my first event went really well represting grit scooters, people coming up to me asking for my signature, saying well done to me and all sorts. It was a really nice introduction into being apart of the brand and how they do things.
– What are you looking forward now you’re on a major brand. What aims and goals do you have for this year and going forward with Grit Scooters?
My aims and goals for this year is to travel to as many different places as I can to meet new people, ride new parks, enter as many events as I can and push my self for the whole year. Im hoping to impress everyone enough to earn my self a pro sponsorship by the end of it.
– What set up are you riding right now and why is it just right for you?
The set up I am riding at the moment is the Grit invader but with the Grit battle bars. This setup is perfect for me because its super light plus very strong; the battle bars I am running are nice and tall which helps me allot as i’m quite a tall guy.
– What is your current favourite trick and is there anything new your working on at the moment?
Oh I have allot of favourite tricks but if I have to pick I would say rewind tricks. I love doing them over huge boxes and seeing how many rewinds and whips I can get in. Currently working on fast plant front flip 360’s so keep your eyes out for that!
– I think that is about it dude, thanks for your time Kian. Any thank you’s or shout outs you want to put out there?
Alright guys no problem I’ve really enjoyed it. Yeah’ I would like to say a huge thanks to my dad as he takes me places all the time so I can improve my riding. He really has been so supportive of my riding, I can’t thank him enough. I also want to thank Grit for keeping my scooter looking fresh all the time.
Thanks a lot Kian