The 10 People We Met at the Adidas Skate Copa Southwest Regionals

The Adidas Skate Copa Southwest Regionals took over Westchester Skate Plaza in Los Angeles, Calif. for a little friendly competition and gravity defying tricks. The event brought out nearly 100 competitors representing 18 different skate shops across the county. We hit the cement to speak to 10 different skaters about their own arsenal of tricks on wheels and off

Kirk Young, 17

Hometown: Compton
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? Trade flip
Favorite shoe: Nike
Secret talent: I can lick my eyeball.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? I just wanna fly, to be honest. Everybody wants to fly. Everyone wants to be Glo Gang.

Elijah Flowers, 14

Hometown: Compton
Do you skate? Of course
Your best trick? Switch Varial Reverse
Favorite shoe: Adidas and Nike
Secret talent: I have a good memory.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Bend through the space time continuum.

Usain Muhammad, 14

Hometown: South Central LA
Do you skate? Yes.
Your best trick? Backside 360
Favorite shoe: Nike SB
Secret talent: Attracting girls.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Fly

Brian Ortiz, 17

Hometown: LA
Do you skate? Yes
Favorite shoe: Adidas
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Teleportation

Jeff DeChesare, 23

Hometown: Downtown LA
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? 360 Hardflip
Favorite shoe: Lakai Griffin
Secret talent: I can memorize just about anything.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? To fly.

Tyler Borell, 18

Hometown: South Central LA
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? 540 Big Flip
Favorite shoe: Nike SB
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Fly
If you could be the star of any movie, what would it be? 21 Jumpstreet

Gerard, 17

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? 360 Flip
Favorite shoe: DCs
Secret talent: Skateboarding. It’s not really a secret, but it’s what I’m good at.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Super strength and fly.
If you could be the star of any movie, what would it be? Street Dreams

Jacob, 13

Hometown: Watts
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? Tre bomb
Favorite shoe: Emerica
Secret talent: I’m double jointed.
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Invisibility.
If you could be the star of any movie, what would it be? The Motivation

Westin, 23

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Do you skate? Yes
Your best trick? Fakie 50
Favorite shoe: Conserve skate and the Nike Janoski
Secret talent: I know how to play a few instruments, [which] most people don’t know, I guess. I know how to play the bass, saxophone, trumpet, violin
If you could have any superpower, which would it be? Flying.
If you could be the star of any movie, what would it be? The next blockbuster.

Rob Meronek, 43

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Do you skate? For 25 years
Your best trick? 360 Flip
Favorite shoe: The Adidas Boost shoes.
If you could be the star of any movie, what would it be? A Saturday Night Live movie with Justin Timberlake.

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